Bone Marrow Transplant Rotation

The Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) rotation provides care for cancer patients with acute pulmonary disease and critical illness. Fellows will encounter patients with opportunistic respiratory infections, ARDS, and other types of respiratory failure, gastrointestinal bleeding, NS emergencies, tumor lysis syndrome, sepsis, etc. Many of these patients will be recovering from bone marrow transplantation and will be critically ill from infection or complications of the therapy. The fellow and supervising attending will act as critical care physicians for these patients. There will also be in-patient and out-patient experiences in non-critical care respiratory medicine including immune-suppressed patients with pulmonary infiltrates, the diagnosis and management of obstructed airways, and the management of malignant effusions.