Interventional Pulmonology

At Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, we are committed to having our Adult Respirology trainees exposed to a wide variety of chest procedures. This exposure provides Respirologists with the necessary skills to provide excellent care to the patient population.

Respirology trainees routinely have exposure to chest tubes, indwelling pleural catheters, advanced bronchoscopic techniques, endobronchial ultrasound and transbronchial needle aspiration, outpatient pleuroscopy.

In addition, we are very pleased to accept interested trainees for additional training in Interventional Pulmonology at Western University. In this 12-month training experience there is dedicated exposure to:

  1. Lung cancer assessment clinic
  2. Rapid access pleural clinics
  3. High volume endobronchial and endoscopic ultrasound (EBUS/EUS) for diagnosis and staging of lung and/or mediastinal disease
  4. Radial ultrasound for diagnosis of peripheral lung masses
  5. Debulking of central airway tumours and bronchoscopic management of benign airway stenosis.
  6. Outpatient pleuroscopy for the diagnosis and management of undiagnosed pleural effusion

Staff IP physicians: David McCormack, MD, FRCPC Michael A Mitchell, MD, FRCPC Inderdeep Dhaliwal, MD, FRCPC, Msc (HQ)

Applicants must have completed Respirology/Pulmonology training or be enrolled in a Respirology/Pulmonology training program. This is currently a non-funded position, interested applicants may contact: