Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Welcome to the Orlando Health Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Guillermo A. Garrido Rosa, MD

Orlando Health Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) fellowship is a three-year program where the fellows spend about 24-30 clinical months, mostly at Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center (ORMC), and train in general and interventional pulmonology, as well as critical care medicine in state-of-the-art ICUs. This Fellowship is fully accredited by Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). There are two tracks available at this program: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (3 years) and Critical Care Medicine (2 years), and you can find information to each track at this website.

Orlando Health has been training physicians for over fifty years. Medical education is a core value of the organization. 

Orlando Health and its flagship academic hospital, Orlando Health ORMC is an ideal and very attractive location for pursuing Graduate Medical Education (GME). This system has residency programs in most medical subspecialties including Internal Medicine, General Surgery, OB-GYN, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Pediatrics and subspecialty fellowships in most medical and surgical subspecialties. Orlando Health ORMC is the only Level I Trauma Center in Central Florida and is nationally and internationally acclaimed for its superb handling of the Pulse Nightclub shooting tragedy. It is a tertiary referral center receiving air and ground transport patients from hospitals within a 150-mile radius.  

Orlando Health PCCM Fellowship Program is designed to prepare physicians for a successful and exemplary career in PCCM. 

The program offers:

  • In-depth clinical exposure to patients with a diverse and extensive spectrum of pulmonary and critical care illness, as well as advanced training in cardiac, oncologic and sleep disorders.
  • Experienced, expert, and always-available faculty who are deeply committed to GME.
  • Extensive hands-on education and abundant practice opportunity in general bronchoscopy, advanced diagnostic procedures like Electro Navigational Bronchoscopy, EBUS and other interventional pulmonary procedures.
  • Adequate time, guidance, mentorship, and encouragement to learn and conduct basic, clinical, outcome, and quality research. Multiple acclaimed original research presentations by all the current fellows in Chest, SCCM, and ATS on a recurrent annual basis is a testament to the research/scholarly productivity and opportunities available.
  • State of the art methods of teaching including traditional didactics, multidisciplinary educational activities, nationally, and globally acclaimed online educational activities, SCIDs, and web based on demand sessions are available, as well as access to a wide array of online resources.
  • Electives and selective rotations are available in a wide variety of subspecialty pulmonary programs like Cystic Fibrosis clinic, Pulmonary Hypertension clinic, Thoracic Oncology multidisciplinary program, sleep clinic, TB and Refugee health clinic, Lung transplant clinic, and nodule clinic are all available to rotate through.
  • Elaborate online curriculum in healthcare communication skills, quality matrix with careful focus on diversity, and healthcare disparity education.
  • Well-designed pulmonary electives including electives in Lung Transplantation at Advent Health, Pulmonary Hypertension/ECMO elective, Thoracic Oncology elective, thoracic surgery elective, radiology, and interventional radiology elective, as well as research and epidemiology electives. 
  • A well-rounded educational, clinical, and research experience thanks to the large patient population in ORMC, the high acuity of illness, state-of-the-art diagnostic, therapeutic, and research facilities, and the well-established and integrated in-system ambulatory care setup.  

Through this site, you will find more information regarding the PCCM Fellowship Program at Orlando Health ORMC. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]. Thank you for considering us to help you achieve your career goals.


Guillermo A. Garrido Rosa, MD
Program Director,
Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship