Gerard B. Hayes, MD, MPH

Program Director

Welcome to the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship website. Here you will find information about what our program has to offer you as you embark on your training in this exciting and dynamic field of medicine.

St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has been serving the Boston area since its founding by five Catholic nuns in 1867, and has been a major teaching hospital for the Tufts University School of Medicine for many years. The hospital has ACGME-accredited training programs in the specialties of internal medicine, general surgery, psychiatry and  anesthesiology We have fellowship programs in pulmonary/critical care medicine, cardiovascular medicine, interventional cardiology, electrophysiology and hematology/oncology. Our unaccredited programs are in cardiothoracic anesthesia, peripheral vascular disease, and urologic laparoscopy and  robotic-assisted surgery. We also have residents and fellows who rotate at the medical center from Tufts Medical Center in gastroenterology,  obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, infectious disease, ophthalmology, and nephrology. 

In the four decades since its inception, the Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellowship Program continue to grow and expand, offering outstanding training experiences in a variety of settings, covering the full breadth of pulmonary medicine and critical care practice.  Trainees directly participate in all aspects of care for a wide variety of patients, from those with common conditions to advanced thoracic malignancy and complex airway diseases.

As a member of the Steward Health Care Network, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center serves as the main tertiary referral site for a network of 11 hospitals across eastern Massachusetts.  Advanced services and programs such as robotic-assisted surgery, advanced airway stenting, VLADS and minimally invasive heart valve replacement, a full range of thoracic and cardiothoracic surgery services, and access to the most advanced research protocols from bronchial thermoplasty to new drug trials for pulmonary fibrosis allow the fellow to directly contribute to the provision of state-of-the-art care and to the advancement of the field.  Innovative programs such as the telemedicine critical care (eICU) service and interventional pulmonology provide the trainee with an unparalleled experience of the future direction of pulmonary and critical care medicine.

One of the hallmarks of the program is the close and collegial relationship between the fellows and the staff.  Frequent daily interaction in the hospital, clinics and conferences allow for effective mentorship and professional exchange on a scale which is rarely achieved.  Although our graduates practice across the globe in both clinical practice and academic positions, they always fondly think of St. Elizabeth’s as a “second home” and remain members of our extended medical family.

I invite you to explore our website and consider all that St. Elizabeth’s has to offer.  Application to the program can be initiated online at the ERAS website.

Goals and Objectives of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program.

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