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The Children's Mercy Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program is focused on training fellows to become successful academic pediatric pulmonologists. Our fellowship program strives to equip fellows with the skills required to become future leaders in education, research, quality and safety, and medical administration.

The division of Allergy, Immunology, Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine has undergone significant growth in recent years. We have increased the number of physicians in the division, expanded existing programs and developed new programs to provide an integrated approach to care for children from birth to young adulthood with a wide range of respiratory and sleep conditions. Along with exposure to busy outpatient clinics, fellows can participate in numerous multi-disciplinary clinics and rotations. We strive to provide fellows with a broad range of clinical experiences at one of the nation's premier free-standing academic children's hospitals.

Salaries and benefits

2022-23 salaries

  • PGY 4: $73,104.03
  • PGY 5: $74,983.71
  • PGY 6: $77,302.28
  • PGY 7: $79,636.38
  • PGY 8: $81,627.29
  • PGY 9: $83,661.48

Benefits for fellows

  • $1,500 Educational stipend per academic year for books, travel and other educational materials
  • $2,250 Professional stipend for academic year to present scholarly activity
  • Health and dental insurance for trainee and dependents with no premiums
  • Hospital-issued iPad
  • Free parking
  • Moving allowance
  • 20 days of vacation
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid board exam
  • Access to clinical and research librarians, statisticians, scientific writers and learning specialists
  • Tuition allowance of $5,250 per year
  • On-site fitness center and wellness center

Academic curriculum

Learn the specialized curriculum offered for the Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship.

Clinical experience

Learn about the quality and extent of hands-on experience offered through the Pediatric Pulmonology fellowship.

Faculty and fellows

Meet the team of fellows and faculty for this Pediatric Pulmonology fellowship.

Apply for the program

Prospective candidates for the Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship Program should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). The program also participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). We accept one fellow each year.

Learn more about the application process.

Our Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship team

Alvin Singh, MD
Program Director

Erin Khan, MD
Associate Program Director

Rachel Laws, MBA, C-TAGME
Sr. Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 983-6487

Megan Smith, MSE
Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 234-1867

Silvia Hernandez, MBA
Office Coordinator
(816) 302-3379