Contact us

For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

Email Billie Jo Sword

(727) 861-4450

How to apply

  • ERAS: 1561114152
  • NRMP: 2137156F0

How to Apply

Welcome from our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in our Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine program!

Program overview

The Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital is affiliated with University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine and is a comprehensive, ACGME accredited, three-year program.

Upon completion, the fellow will meet the training requirements to take the American Board of Internal Medicine Subspecialty Exams in both Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine.

During training, fellows will work alongside board-certified pulmonologists and critical care physicians to gain extensive exposure to a wide variety of pathologies and procedures related to the field.

Curriculum and rotation schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident and fellow physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Our Program Director and staff

Our team is comprised of skilled experts with deep experience and knowledge from which residents and fellows can benefit.

Domenick Sorresso, MD

Program Director

Our core faculty

  • Mukesh Patel, MD - Associate Program Director
  • Alok Kumar, MD

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Program details

Procedure observation and participation

Procedures performed include:

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Cardiopulmonary exercise testing
  • Fiber optic bronchoscopy with broncho-alveolar lavage and trans-bronchial and endobronchial biopsies
  • Electro-navigational bronchoscopy with trans-bronchial needle aspiration
  • Endobronchial ultrasound with trans-bronchial needle aspiration
  • Bedside critical care ultrasound
  • Ultrasound-guided thoracentesis
  • Arterial puncture with cannulation
  • Central venous catheter placement
  • Pulmonary artery catheterization
  • Ventilator management
  • Chest tube insertion
  • Exam/interpretation of sputum, fluids and tissues
  • Polysomnography interpretations
  • Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) interpretation and cannulation

Additional resources

Fellows also engage in a monthly Pulm HTN/ILD conference as well as a monthly thoracic tumor board conference


The fellows have access to the University of South Florida Library resources and references. Fellows are expected to complete one research project and submit one research paper. Faculty and the program directors are available as mentors for research projects.


  • PGY4: $61,582*
  • PGY5: $64,140*
  • PGY6: $66,491*


HCA Healthcare provides a comprehensive list of personal benefits. The most current plans and enrollment and renewal information may be found at Benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • HCA 401(k)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employee stock purchase plan

Mission statement

The HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders.

As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.