Faculty and commitment to education

Our fellowship program offers a diverse faculty committed to our four tenants of trainee education: clinical and patient care, procedural mastery, didactic teaching sessions and research involvement. Our faculty are award-winning leaders in education and have been recognized both nationally and internationally in this respect. Many are also on the boards of national and international clinical guidelines providing trainees with up-to-date training. These include the GOLD guidelines, the IDSA/ATS guidelines for the management of community-acquired pneumonia in adults and the ARDS Definition Task Force.

Program strengths

Each fellow will obtain extensive experience in a wide range of invasive procedures including: placement on indwelling pleural catheter (PleurX Catheters), chest tube, hemodialysis catheter , central line, and arterial line. Experience is also given in bronchoscopy with endobronchial/transbronchial biopsies, EBUS-TBNA, percutaneous tracheostomies, and many other procedures in the realm of interventional pulmonary medicine, whether diagnostic or therapeutic. Each fellow will receive a specialized UT Health SA Pulmonary/Critical Care Study guide for the boards. We boast a 100% first time pass rate on the pulmonary and critical care medicine boards. Our faculty are the directors of the ‘CHEST Pulmonary Board Review’ each year. Fellows will have direct experience with ECMO at our academic affiliated heart hospital. The pulmonary and critical care staff physicians at this location actively cannulate and manage the ECMO circuits. We are one of the few institutions in the country where pulmonary and critical care physicians are so intimately involved with ECMO management. Well-known faculty lead formalized critical care and pulmonary medicine didactics. Each fellow will receive a highly cited and awarded ultrasound-textbook written by one of our faculty, as well as receive a formalized curriculum in bedside ultrasound. Formalized didactics on statistics, abstract/manuscript writing, presentation skills, and PowerPoint presentation development is a bonus to our program.

Please call 210-567-4928 for more information on our Fellowship Program.

Pulmonary-Diseases & Critical Care Medicine  Fellowship Administration





Dr. Stephanie Levine Fellowship Program Director levines@uthscsa.edu 210-567-4928
Dr. Marcos Restrepo Associate Program Director restrepom@uthscsa.edu 210-567-4928
Dr. Kevin Proud Associate Program Director proud@uthscsa.edu 210-567-4928
Ailene Alcaraz Senior Program Coordinator alcaraz@uthscsa.edu 210-567-4928

How to apply

      • We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
      • Applications for the fellowship training program must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
      • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., or J-1 Visa holders for fellowship positions at UT Health San Antonio. We do not accept applications from H1B1 visa holders.
        • We require the following documentation with your ERAS application:
          • At Least 3 letters of recommendation, one of which should be from your Program Director
          • United Stated Medical Licensure Examination (USMLE) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination (COMLEX) transcripts
          • Personal Statement
      • Changes to Interviews Due to COVID-19: We will not be holding in-person interviews for the 2022-2023 academic year. All interviews will be held virtually using Zoom.


About San Antonio

San Antonio is among the fastest growing cities in the U.S. with characteristics of a small town, but with the amenities of a large city. Celebrating its tricentennial in 2018, the Mission City is bustling with arts and culture reflective of its rich and vibrant Mexican history. Located in the hill country, San Antonio is a growing metropolitan hub with a easy access to the natural beauty of South Texas.

Welcome, I am Stephanie Levine MD, FCCP, the Fellowship Program Director.

The goal of  our fellowship is to provide trainees with the experience of treating and managing patients suffering from a wide variety of pulmonary disease processes and life-threatening illnesses which will result in the development of fully qualified, clinically competent pulmonologists/intensivists. Furthermore, our focus on academic research and scholastic achievement also will help prepare fellows interested in an academic career. We accept 3-4 fellows per year into our 3-year fellowship program in ‘Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine’. Our fellows attain competence in a broad range of pulmonary and critical care procedures. We have subspecialists in interstitial lung disease, lung transplantation, pulmonary hypertension, severe asthma, COPD, adult cystic fibrosis, thoracic oncology, interventional pulmonology,  and bedside point of care ultrasonography. We train physicians going into academics, private practice and/or  those interested in education and research, all in the setting of a program with a “family-atmosphere”.  We are proud to boast world-renowned faculty and a 100% board passing rate.

Stephanie Levine, MD, FCCP
Program Director,
Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program

Featured Fellow: Nicholas Hodgeman, DO

First Year Fellow

Dr. Hodgeman studied at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences for medical school and completed his residency at San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium. He was also appointed Teaching Fellow in Medicine at the Uniformed Services University for the Health Sciences.