In-service Exam Writing Committee

The APCCMPD In-service Exam Writing Committee is comprised of current and former Program Directors who create exam items to reflect the knowledge and skills identified as necessary for competent trainee progression through Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Combined Subspecialty Training. The In-service Exam Writing Committee goes to great lengths to ensure that the exams are an accurate reflection of the most current evidence and practice in pulmonary and critical care medicine. Exam items are evaluated annually to ensure each exam item is statistically validated. 

 2020-2021 IN-SERVICE EXAM WRITING COMMITTEE

Brian W. Carlin, MD - Chair
Former Training Program Director
Pulmonary and Critical Care 
Pittsburgh, PA

Paru S. Patrawalla, MD - Vice-Chair
Training Program Director
Associate Professor of Medicine

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Doreen J. Addrizzo-Harris, MD 
Training Program Director
NYU Langone Health
Professor, Department of Medicine
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
  Robert A. Balk, MD
Division Chair, Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine
Rush University Medical Center
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

Rush Medical College
  Andrew R. Berman, MD
Division Director, Division of Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine and Allergic & Immunologic Diseases
Clinical Professor of Medicine

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
  Kathryn L. Bilello, MD
Training Program Director
Clinical Professor of Medicine

University of California San Francisco/Fresno
  Robert R. Kempainen, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical School

John P. Kress, MD
Training Program Director
Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago

  Stephanie M. Levine, MD
Training Program Director
Professor of Medicine

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  John G. Mastronarde, MD, MSc
Former Training Program Director
Pulmonary and Critical Care 
Portland VA Medical Center

John M. Oropello, MD
Training Program Director
Professor of Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

  Hiram Rivas-Perez, MD
Training Program Director
Associate Professor of Medicine

University of Louisville School of Medicine

 

Charge

  • Annually review, revise, and write questions to be included in the Critical Care and Pulmonary/Critical Care In-service Examinations question bank.  
  • Identify opportunities and provide strategic direction to the APCCMPD Board of Directors on issues regarding the Critical Care and Pulmonary/Critical Care In-service Examinations.
  • Set policy regarding taking the examination.

Exam Content Areas

Pulmonary Diseases and Disorder

  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Congenital, Neuromuscular, and Skeletal Abnormalities
  • COPD
  • Infections
  • Interstitial and Inflammatory Lung Disease
  • Neoplasma
  • Occupational & Environmental Disease
  • Pleural Disease
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Transplantation
  • Vascular Disorders
  • General

Critical Care

  • Cardiovascular
  • Renal, Endocrine, and Metabolic
  • Neuro & Toxicological Disorders
  • GI, Hematologic, Hematologic, and Oncologic Disorders
  • Surgical, Trauma, Neurosurgical & OBGYN
  • General

General Care

  • Quality and Safety
  • Preventative Care
  • Palliative & End-of-Life Care

Practice Skills

  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Procedures