Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship

Peds Pulm Visit

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 Director

Welcome 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.


Sincerely, Hovig


Hovig K. Artinian, MD, MAT, FAAP

Program Director, Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship

Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

Assistant Professor – Pediatrics

Pronouns: He / Him / His

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Our fellows will develop expertise in caring for a wide range of patients with pediatric pulmonary diseases and conditions, including cystic fibrosis, asthma, congenital pulmonary malformations, chronic lung disease, home mechanical ventilation, neuromuscular disease, BPD, interstitial lung disease, pediatric sleep disorders and complex aerodigestive cases.

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.
In the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Pediatric Pulmonary Department, our faculty is actively involved in innovative clinical research. Our Cystic Fibrosis Center is part of the Therapeutic Development Network and we currently lead many clinical trials. We also work in collaboration with local academic institutions, including the Van Andel Research Institute, Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University. Fellows will spend 16-18 months of their three year training focusing on research activities. Support and resources are provided to join basic, clinical or translational research.
Applications to the Spectrum Health/Michigan State University Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship are accepted exclusively through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). We participate in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Medical Specialties Matching Program. Applicants must register with NRMP and agree to the terms of the NRMP match. All applicants must possess U.S. work authorization or be eligible for J-1 status. Please contact  Liliana Nielson, program coordinator, with any questions. 
Spectrum Health provides a comprehensive and very competitive benefits package for our residents, staff and their families. In addition, our program provides educational monies to support your ongoing education. Download our salary and benefits document to learn more.

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