Welcome to the Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship Program

Our program goals are:

  • To adequately educate and provide the necessary background for a trainee to diagnose and manage pediatric respiratory disorders.
  • To prepare the trainee to conduct research in the area of pediatric respiratory diseases.
  • To enable the trainee to become a competent teacher of pediatric pulmonary physiology and pediatric respiratory disease.

Since 1994, the Pediatric Pulmonary (& Sleep Medicine) Division at the Medical College of Wisconsin has developed a nationally recognized pediatric pulmonary fellowship training program. We train the Pediatric pulmonologists of the future through excellence in patient care, research, and teaching. Our program combines broad clinical training and diverse research opportunities in a collegial work environment emphasizing both clinical and scholarly activity.

During our three-year training program, time is distributed among both clinical and research opportunities to ensure that fellow’s develop expertise in the field of pediatric pulmonary. The program provides approximately 5 months in the first year and 3 months in each of the second and third years for clinical work. Approximately 17 months of protected time dedicated to hypothesis driven research.

The Pulmonary (& Sleep Medicine) Division is comprised of 10 clinical faculty members and 3 advanced practice nurses and physicians assistants who provide treatment for infants, children, teens, and young adults with respiratory diseases. Our fellowship program offers innumerable clinical opportunities in collaboration with Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s state of the art health care facilities and numerous sub-specialty focused clinics.

The Pediatric Pulmonary Fellowship program fulfills the requirements for training as stated by the American Board of Pediatrics and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Graduates of the three-year program will be eligible to take the American Board of Pediatrics subspecialty examination in Pulmonology upon completion of the fellowship.

 Pulmonary Faculty

The pediatric pulmonary section has 9 full-time and 2 part-time faculty nine faculty as well as 3 advanced practice nurses 5 current fellows. The teaching faculty in this program includes the program director, Dr. Julie Noe, who has primary responsibility over the trainees during their 3 years of training. Other full time members of the pediatric pulmonary section include Dr. Lynn D’Andrea (section division chief), Dr. Diana Quintero, Dr. Louella Amos, Dr. Nicholas Antos, Dr. Hara Levy, and Dr. Juan P. Ruiz. Part-time members include Dr. Daiva Parakininkas, Dr. Nan Norins, and Dr. Thomas Rice. In addition, Dr. Julie Biller is an adult pediatric pulmonologist affiliated with the program. All of these individuals have supervisory responsibilities for the trainees in both inpatient settings as well as outpatient clinics.

 Terms, Conditions and Benefits of Employment

At MCW/Children’s Hospital, we believe in providing employees with opportunities for professional and personal growth. An overview of employee benefits for fellows training through June 30, 2015, is listed below:

  • Health, Dental, Vision, and Life InsuranceMCW
  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan
  • Vacation – 22 days per academic year
  • Holiday & Floating Holidays
  • Sick Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability

Professional Liability
The MCW Professional Risk Management Department coordinates the professional liability self-insurance program and assures liability coverage with the Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund in excess of the primary annual limits of $1,000,000 per incident and $3,000,000 in the aggregate. Providers are covered for activities within the scope of duties for MCW.

Academic Development Fund
Fellows receive a fund each year to be used for items such as society memberships, license renewal, board fees, text books, travel to academic meetings and other seminars or educational materials that may be required during the fellowship.

Fellows starting the program prior to July 1, 2015, are employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

Stipend amounts for the 2014-2015 Academic Year:

  • PGY4 - $60,440
  • PGY5 - $63,500
  • PFY6 - $65,540
  • PGY7 - $67,580
  • PGY8 - $68,800

See MCW Benefits for information regarding vacations, leaves and insurance.

Fellows starting the program on or after July 1, 2015, are employed by the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH).

The Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc. (MCWAH) offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package.

Please use the following link to access information about the terms, conditions and benefits of employment: MCWAH Benefits, Conditions & Terms of Employment for information regarding vacations, leaves, insurance, stipends and professional liability.

 Application Process and Visa Information

Our 3-year fellowship program is ACGME accredited and begins on July 1 each year. We accept up to two fellows each academic year through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). Applications from prospective applicants are accepted from November through March via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). All applicants are required to have completed a 3-year residency in an accredited residency program either in the United States or Canada and be either American Board of Pediatrics certified or board eligible.


Completed applications should include the following:

  • ERAS application form
  • At least 3 letters of recommendation including Program Director letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal statement
  • USMLE scores – Steps 1, 2, and 3
  • ECFMG certificate for foreign medical school graduates

Selected applications will be invited for interviews in January-April.

Visa Information

Our program currently accepts the following Visas:

  • Permanent Resident Visa
  • Visitor Exchange Vissa sponsored by ECFMG (J-1)
  • Temporary Professional Worker's Visa (H-1B)

For additional Visa information, please visit Graduate Medical Education.


Each fellow should develop and continually update a personal portfolio and a CV. The portfolio would include information not typically found in a CV including meetings attended, summaries and evaluations of talks given, lists of patients evaluated and procedures completed, and other information that demonstrates continued academic involvement and success. These materials will also be reviewed during the fellow’s semi-annual review with the fellowship program director and on an ongoing basis with each fellow’s clinical mentor.

Fellowship Program Contact

Pediatrics Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine
Department of Pediatrics
Children's Hospital
9000 W. Wisconsin Ave. MS# B620
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Fellowship Director
Julie Noe, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8296
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