James J. Walsh, MD, MSHA, FACP, FCCP Welcome from Program Director

We are excited that you are interested in the fellowship program at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital.  Our Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine section has a long history of excellence in care for critically ill adults and patients with lung disease.  A mainstay of our philosophy is a strong dedication to teaching.  For many years, this has included education of respiratory therapy students, medical students and Internal Medicine residents.  We are very pleased to now offer training at the fellowship level.

The Guthrie Clinic has been built on a foundation of providing integrated, comprehensive care in a rural environment.  Since the Clinic’s inception, medical education has been a cornerstone of our mission.

Fellowship training in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine will provide comprehensive exposure to all aspects of care of patients with lung disease including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in a diverse patient population as well as experience in all aspects of adult critical care.

Thank you for your interest in our program.  We look forward to sharing with you our vision for training excellent clinical pulmonologists and intensivists.

James J. Walsh, MD, MSHA, FACP, FCCP
Program Director

Mission and Aim

The Pulmonary and Critical Care medicine Fellowship at the Guthrie Clinic/Robert Packer Hospital is established to provide a broad-based experience in pulmonary diseases and critical care medicine within the context of an integrated rural healthcare system. Our goal is to train fellows to be excellent pulmonary and critical care medicine clinicians who will have an appreciation of the challenges of providing tertiary care to patients in rural areas.


Medical Education Vision: To develop trusted leaders in healthcare that provide exceptional patient -centered care to the communities they serve.


  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • First-In-Class Collaboration
  • Engagement
  • Inclusion