Pulmonary Vascular Disease

The fellowship is for physicians who have completed an ACGME accredited fellowship in either pediatric or adult cardiology or pulmonary and intensive care medicine and wish to acquire additional expertise in the area of pulmonary vascular disease. Equivalent experience in related areas may also be given consideration. It is designed to prepare trainees for academic careers in a subspecialty with a focus on pulmonary vascular disease. Direct supervision and teaching is provided by faculty from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Cardiology. The duration of the fellowship is one to two years. Clinical fellows participate in a year-long program and are fully funded. Fellows pursuing a combined clinical and research program are expected to complete two years of training. Full funding is provided during the first year and the faculty will assist fellows in obtaining grant funding for salary and project support during the second year of training.

Medical Director, Pulmonary Hypertension

Associate Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center


Dr. Roham Zamanian specializes in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, right heart failure, and pulmonary embolism. He has more than 13 years of sub-specialty experience in pulmonary vascular diseases. Dr. Zamanian is considered one of the leading national experts in clinical trials and drug development for pulmonary hypertension.

Clinical Responsibilities

The pulmonary hypertension service cares for a sizeable and rapidly growing population of patients with pulmonary vascular disease. Fellow responsibilities related to the pulmonary hypertension practice include:

Participation in weekly pulmonary hypertension clinics. The clinics provide initial evaluation, education and continuing treatment of patients with pulmonary vascular disease. Patients are also frequently evaluated for inclusion in new and ongoing clinical trials.

Inpatient management of pulmonary hypertension patients. Key components of this include: right heart catheterization, initiation and maintenance of drug therapies, care of acutely ill patients on the inpatient pulmonary hypertension service and in the cardiac intensive care unit, coordination of transfer of our patients into Stanford Medical Center from outside hospitals, serving as a daily consultant to patients with some form of pulmonary vascular disease admitted to other services, and the bridging of appropriate patient candidates to transplantation.

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Contact the fellowship coordinator with any questions about this program:

Lori Barth, Fellowship Coordinator
Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease
1215 Welch Road, Modular B
Stanford,CA 94305-5414
Tele: (800) 724-9255
Fax: (650)723-3780
Email: wallcenter@stanford.edu wallcenter@stanford.edu