University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship

Director's Welcome

Welcome to the UW Interventional Pulmonology Fellowship Program. It is our mission to provide advanced training for the care of patients with complex airway disorders and pleural disease. Clinical training will be the best possible and integrate research objectives to develop quality clinical, translational, or basic science programs related to interventional pulmonology. Read the program director's welcome.

Program Contact Information

David Sonetti, MD
Fellowship Director

Jami Simpson
Fellowship Coordinator
(608) 265-1465

At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, we provide comprehensive training in Interventional Pulmonology (IP) that not only emphasizes training in procedural excellence, but also continued training and development in clinical excellence and academic medicine.

Our IP fellows are fully integrated into the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and function as faculty members while they are here. Fellows in our program quickly become very popular, and are seen as a major asset and resource for our general pulmonary fellows. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Program Showcases/Outcomes

  • Unique access to the traditional university hospital, Veterans Affairs Hospital, and a private hospital, providing a robust experience with academic, government service, and private practice. 
  • We have a very close working relationship with Thoracic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Anesthesia, and Oncology; complimentary educational missions bring specialties together to improve the educational experience and patient outcomes. There is full participation with our multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Clinical Conference and Multidisciplinary Complex Airway Conference. Our Interventional Pulmonary faculty are appointed in the Department of Surgery as well as the Department of Medicine. 
  • UW Health is a state of the art facility that includes the University Hospital, the Carbone Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research, and the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. Extensive facilities and tools are available for clinical care and research. 
  • Our fellows usually deliver at least one national level presentation at a prominent meeting (AABIP or Chest). 
  • Monthly and quarterly meetings with the Program Director to ensure that educational objectives are met. 
  • Clinical rotations on Thoracic Surgery and Otolaryngology.

Research Opportunities

Each fellow actively participates in a research project during his/her training. Fellows have opportunities to contribute to research progress and to gain experience in the development, performance, and statistical analysis of investigations that address novel hypotheses in the field of IP. 

Program History

Dr. J. Scott Ferguson started the IP program in 2008 after coming from the University of Iowa. He was joined by Dr. David Sonetti in 2011, and in 2014 they started the UW Interventional Pulmonary Fellowship Program, training one fellow each year. We have since added a third faculty member, Dr. Amy Jaeger. Dr. Sonetti took over as the training Program Director in the summer of 2022. All of our graduates have gone on to have successful careers in IP at both academic and private institutions. 


Referral Guidelines to IP Clinic

Referral to First clinic Visit- Timeliness and Efficiency of Care

American Association for Bronchology and Interventional Pulmonology (AABIP)

Association of Interventional Pulmonology Program Directors (AIPPD)