Online Accreditation Instructions

A multi-society Interventional Pulmonology (IP) fellowship accreditation standard has been developed with input and approval of the American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP), Association of Interventional Pulmonology Program Directors (AIPPD), American Thoracic Society (ATS), American College of Chest Physicians/CHEST (ACCP), and the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD).  The full accreditation standard can be reviewed at  Alternatively a summary of the accreditation standard is available at

An online accreditation application is now available at the attached link below.  Clicking on this link or loading the link from you browser will bring you to a consent form.  The consent grants or withholds permission to use information available in your application for study and quality assurance purposes.  Granting or withholding consent to use this information will have no bearing on the processing or final accreditation of your fellowship program however granting consent will better allow the AABIP and AIPPD to understand the landscape of IP fellowship training in the United States and where to best direct resources.  At the bottom of the consent form is a text box into which an email must be entered.  The email you enter will be the address to which all portions of the accreditation application will be sent for completion.  This email may be that of the program director, program coordinator, or other trusted representative of the fellowship program.

                The accreditation application is divided into twenty separate surveys based on the structure of the accreditation standard.  After the consent form is completed the first survey will be sent to the designated email address.  The majority of surveys include required entries that must be completed before the survey can be submitted, however other surveys do not have required entries and can be submitted blank if the survey does not pertain to your fellowship program.  Once all required entries are made on a survey and it is submitted an email will be sent with a link to the next subsequent survey.  All surveys can be saved and completed at a later time or date once started however once submitted no further changes to that specific survey will be possible.  If you wish to make changes to a completed survey please contact the application coordinator at [email protected] . 

                Once all surveys of the application are complete and submitted your program will be granted provisional accreditation while your application is reviewed as long as your complete application is submitted not later than June 30, 2018.  Provisional accreditation will allow your fellowship graduates to remain IP board-eligible while your application is under review.  Provisional accreditation will remain in effect until June 30, 2019 after which official accreditation based on the review of your application will take effect.

                To access the online accreditation click on the link below or launch from your browser.

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IP Fellowship Curriculum

IP Fellowship Curriculum (2014)

Interventional pulmonology fellowship training requires standardization and focus on core competencies defined by the ACGME, even though highly specialized training of IP is currently not recognized at this time by the ACGME. This document is a sample curriculum available to AIPPD fellowship program directors which outlines a curriculum in an ACGME like format.

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Chest IP

An Approach to Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Training

The online version of this article, along with updated information and services can be found online on the World Wide Web at:

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By Carla R. Lamb, David Feller-Kopman, Armin Ernst, Mike J. Simoff, Daniel H. Sterman, Momen M. Wahidi and Kevin L. Kovitz
Resource Article

Validation of an Interventional Pulmonary Examination

Interventional pulmonology (IP) is an emerging subspecialty with a dedicated
12 months of additional training after traditional pulmonary and critical care fellowships with
fellowships across the country. A multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination was developed to
measure didactic knowledge acquired in IP fellowships.

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April 19, 2013
AIPPD Program Directors Meeting

In Attendance:   Kamran Mahmood,  Moishe Liberman, Andrew Haas, Tanya Wikz, Ziad Boujaoude, Javier Diaz-Mendoza, Hans Lee, Lonny Yarmus, Kevin Kovitz, Dan Sterman, Carla Lamb

Absent: Armin Ernst, Mike Simoff, Momen Wahidi, David Feller Kopman

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By Carla Lamb
June 4, 2013
AIPPD Teleconference

Members in Attendance: Kevin Kovitz, Carla Lamb, Hans Lee, Lonny Yarmus
Members Absent:  Mike Simoff

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By Carla Lamb

IP Job Opportunity

University of California of San Diego Director of Interventional Pulmonary, submit application to

Chicago Chest Center Join an established IP group, [email protected]

Reno/ Lake Tahoe  Ellen Politi   [email protected] or call/text 703-362-7409

University of Cinncinati Join an established IP group, Please contact Sadia Benzaquen, MD

West Virginia University: IP position

University of Buffalo: IP Position