Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship
Spectrum Health, in partnership with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, now offers an ACGME-accredited pediatric pulmonology fellowship at Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. This comprehensive three-year program joins many other pediatric subspecialty fellowships at our institution. We are pleased to accept two fellows every year. Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is the only free-standing children’s hospital in West Michigan providing tertiary and quaternary pediatric care for the region, as well as the entire state.
From the Program DirectorWelcome to the pediatric pulmonology fellowship program at Spectrum Health, in partnership with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. We offer an exceptional fellowship program with state-of-the-art pediatric pulmonary education to train the future leaders of our field, to help kids breathe better.
Education is a high priority for our institution and fellows will be guided, fully supported and provided with the resources to design their future career according to their needs. They will have the opportunity not only to develop clinical expertise, but to be part of clinical, translational or basic research that serves their interest.
The education portion of the fellowship is comprehensive and designed to meet the needs of the fellows. The pediatric pulmonary and sleep medicine program at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital has been ranked in the top 50 children’s hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report since 2012. The department is one of the largest accredited cystic fibrosis care centers in the state and one of the busiest clinical research programs at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital.
As part of the only free-standing children’s hospital in West Michigan, our department cares for a wide variety of patients with common to complex respiratory and sleep problems. Current professionals and prospective fellows can participate in different multidisciplinary programs, including: pediatric home ventilator program, neuromuscular clinic, aerodigestive clinic and cystic fibrosis clinic. Our department collaborates closely with allergy and immunology to improve care of our severe asthma patients with combined, multidisciplinary clinics as well.
We look forward to welcoming you to West Michigan, to help kids breathe better. Contact Liliana Nielson, program coordinator, with any questions.
Hovig K. Artinian, MD, MAT, FAAP
Program Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship
Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine
Assistant Professor – Pediatrics
Pronouns: He / Him / His
Fellows in the pediatric pulmonary fellowship will gain expertise through the inpatient, outpatient and elective rotations. Over the course of three years, our program provides 16 months of clinical service, including new and follow-up outpatient encounters as well as inpatient primary service and consultative care. In the inpatient service, the fellow will be responsible for the clinical management of hospitalized patients under our service, as well as consultation services in NICU, PICU and throughout the hospital. They will work closely with other specialties to provide comprehensive care to patients. They will also have the opportunity to spend time on electives, including ENT, allergy, PICU and palliative care.
The outpatient service, includes a half-day continuity clinic each week. Continuity is strongly encouraged so that fellows care for their own patients and follow them through their training. Fellows will also spend time in bronchoscopy, along with collaboration with ENT and GI as part of our aerodigestive program.
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