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Great things come in small packages and our program is designed to meet your specific needs. Not sure what that is, we will help you figure that out as well, providing you with guidance and mentorship through every step of your journey.

Read about the program in Pediatric Pulmonology.

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.

Your clinical experience

The division of Allergy, Immunology, Pulmonology and Sleep provides an integrated approach to care for children from birth to young adulthood with a wide range of respiratory and sleep conditions.  The division has over 600 inpatient consultations, 4000 outpatient visits and up to 100 bronchoscopies each year. 
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. 

  • Inpatient Pulmonary Service
  • Continuity Clinic
  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Care
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • A variety of multi-disciplinary clinic opportunities (years 2 and 3)
More about your clinical experience and rotations

Academic opportunities 

The fellowship’s educational curriculum is a valued part of training and as such, fellows have protected time for conferences, including monthly core didactics; ATS pediatric pulmonary and sleep case series; alternating physiology tutorials/journal club; and weekly case conferences and team meetings. 

Fellows can obtain a Masters or Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education, Clinical Research, or Bioinformatics through the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine during their fellowship training.

More about the academic curriculum

Research opportunities

Each of our trainees is expected to complete a minimum of one scholarly project during the course of their fellowship, resulting in the submission of a manuscript to a peer-reviewed publication.

In addition, the Children's Mercy Research Institute supports a large number of basic-science, translational and clinical research projects.

Your research opportunities


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

Megan Smith, MSE
Fellowship Coordinator