Interventional Pulmonary Program

Omar Ibrahim, M.D.
Omar Ibrahim, M.D. Director, Interventional Pulmonary

UConn Health has devoted a significant amount of resources to the development of the interventional pulmonary program at UConn John Dempsey Hospital (JDH). As a result, the program has grown at a rapid pace. Presently, JDH offers a variety of procedures that very few pulmonary/critical care programs can offer. 

Our pulmonary/critical care fellows have exposure to:

  • Argon plasma coagulation
  • Chest tube placement
  • Cryotherapy
  • Endobronchial ultrasound
  • Medial thoracoscopy
  • Navigational bronchoscopy
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Pleural ultrasound
  • Pulmonary stenting (metal and silicone)
  • Rigid bronchoscopy with tumor destruction
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tunneled pleural catheters

The fellows participate in two operating room days a week while rotating through the pulmonary medicine consultation service at JDH. During the fellowship training program, the fellow will have the opportunity to participate in a unique approach to pulmonary medicine. They will participate in the full spectrum of care, that includes initial evaluation, procedure, multidisciplinary meetings (such as tumor board) to discussing results and plan of care with our patients.