Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship
Spectrum Health Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital is the only free-standing children’s hospital in West Michigan. In partnership with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, we are proud to offer an ACGME-accredited pediatric pulmonology fellowship. Our comprehensive three-year program trains physician-leaders who will incorporate cutting edge research and technology into their practice, to help kids breath better.
From the Program Director
You’ll hear me say “help kids breath better” a lot. My partners and I take our job very seriously to ensure that the children in our community thrive. But just as seriously as we take our mission for children, we also hold dear our charge to thoughtfully care for you, our future fellows, who have made a commitment to extend your training. Your well-being, education and personal and professional growth are our top priorities. To that end, you will be fully supported and provided with the resources needed to design an educational experience that caters to your interests in the field of pulmonology. You will have the opportunity to develop clinical expertise given the wide variety of children we see with respiratory and sleep concerns. You will also gain research expertise as part of clinical, translational and/or basic science research opportunities. And I meant what I said in the video about specialists talking with each other; you will be intimately involved with all our multi-disciplinary programs, including our pediatric home ventilator program, neuromuscular diseases clinic, aerodigestive clinic, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation accredited cystic fibrosis center, severe asthma community initiative and more in the works.
Most importantly, who you are matters; our fellowship will be enriched because you share your unique talents, background and style with us, as we work together to help kids breath better. Thanks for your consideration and we look forward to meeting you.
Hovig K. Artinian, MD, MAT, FAAP (he/him)
Program Director, Pediatric Pulmonology
Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine, Spectrum Health
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
Our fellows will develop expertise in caring for a wide range of children with pediatric pulmonary diseases and conditions, ensuring that even a “straight-forward” case is considered from multiple angles and a thorough differential diagnosis developed. The children we serve include (but are not limited to) those with:
- Asthma (mild to severe; we work collaboratively with our Allergy Specialists on biologics when indicated)
- Chronic Lung Disease
- Congenital pulmonary malformations
- Cystic Fibrosis (we are a CF Foundation Accredited Center)
- Home mechanical ventilation
- Interstitial lung diseases
- Neuromuscular diseases
- Sleep disorders
- Hovig Artinian, MD: the role of technology in medical education, equity in medical education, iron optimization in restless sleep, children with neuromuscular diseases, children who require chronic mechanical ventilation - check out a recent publication about text messaging and teaching residents
- Johanna Zea-Hernandez, MD: interstitial lung disease, primary ciliary dyskinesia, cystic fibrosis, bronchiectasis
- Susan Millard, MD: cystic fibrosis - check out a recent publication about genomics and cystic fibrosis
- Robert Schoumacher, MD: quality improvement, children who require chronic mechanical ventilation, insomnia and narcolepsy management
- John Schuen, MD: cystic fibrosis and the care of children with sleep disorders
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