Pediatric Pulmonology Education

Fellowship Program Director

Dr. William Gershan

William Gershan, MD
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Lindsey Christ
Fellowship Coordinator

Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship

The University of Minnesota offers a 3 year, ACGME accredited fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine.

Eligibility & Application Instructions

Eligible candidates must have an MD or DO degree and must have completed a three year, ACGME accredited, Pediatric Residency Training Program prior to the start of fellowship training. Applicants must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of award. Individuals who have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence must be in possession of a currently valid Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-551, otherwise known as a Green card), or must be in possession of other legal verification of such status. Fellows who are not a citizen or non-citizen national of the United States would be required to provide their own funding.

For fellowships beginning in July, all applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Matching Program, Pediatric Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine participates in the pediatric specialties fall match.  Applications should be submitted through ERAS in July of the year before you wish to begin training.  All applications must be complete by October 30 for participation in the NRMP Pediatric Subspecialties Fall Match.  Interviews are required, and will be offered only after an application is complete, including all letters of recommendation.  Interviews will be offered beginning in August and will be scheduled through November on a first-come, first-serve basis. If we have open an position beyond the December Match, applications will be accepted through March 1, with interviews to be completed by March 15.

Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Passport-size photograph
  • USMLE transcript
  • Letters of recommendation from residency training or later (3 required)

Schedule of Dates

  • Program begins receiving applications through ERAS July 15
  • Interviews begin August
  • Deadline for submission of application materials through ERAS October 30
  • Last day of interviews November 30
  • Match occurs in December
  • Open positions subsequent to the Match would be considered for those completed applications received by March 1 and interviews completed by March 15.

Current Fellows

Daniel Beisang, MD, PhD
Pediatric Pulmonology Fellow
Fellowship Dates: 2016-2020
Dan completed his MD/PhD training at the University of Minnesota and continued his training in Pediatrics residency at the University of Minnesota via the accelerated research pathway. He is pursuing his fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology and is pursuing research in Mesenchymal Stromal Cell Biology in the setting of lung disease. He plans to pursue a career as a physician-scientist studying mechanisms of lung disease.