Dr. Paru Patrawalla joined Mount Sinai Beth Israel as the Program Director for the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship and Director of Simulation and Ultrasound in 2015. She is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Patrawalla received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University. She completed her residency training in Internal Medicine at Boston Medical Center, where she was also Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Patrawalla went on to complete her fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at New York University, where she also served as Chief Fellow.
Dr. Patrawalla has been a leader in the training and assessment of critical care ultrasound locally, regionally and nationally. Since 2013, she has been the co-chair of several national courses on critical care ultrasonography given by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) and reviewer for the only national assessment-based certificate for critical care ultrasound. Her academic interests include point-of-care ultrasound training and evaluation, bedside teaching and competency-based education. She has been awarded several research grants, including the NYU Program for Medical Education Innovations and Research grant in 2011 to support her study, Fellow Skill Assessment in Critical Care Ultrasound and the APCCMPD/ACCP/ATS Education Research Award in 2012 for her study, Impact of Faculty Development on Fellow Ultrasound Skill Evaluation.
Dr. Patrawalla has maintained a broad scope of clinical activity, focused primarily on inpatient pulmonary and critical care medicine. She has remained at the forefront of technological innovations by developing proficiency in the use of endobronchial ultrasound and point-of-care ultrasound.