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Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center of New York

Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology

The pediatric rheumatology fellowship training program at Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center, one of only 21 ACGME accredited programs in the United States, is designated the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Long Island Jewish Medical Center Program. The program is three years in duration, preparing the trainee for American Board of Pediatrics, Rheumatology Sub-board certification, and a career in academic pediatric rheumatology.

Program Description

Trainees have precepted inpatient and outpatient responsibilities at two tertiary care medical centers: Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center, and Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children's Medical Center at North Shore. Increasing supervisory and educational responsibility over the three years, as well as more protected time in research, is built into the program. Didactic teaching in basic immunology, autoimmunity, connective tissue biology, and in the clinical subjects of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, vasculitis, and pain syndromes occurs on a regular basis. The program works closely with multiple other specialties and regular conferences/journal clubs are scheduled including those with radiology, pathology, orthopedics and nephrology. In order to provide a wider range of knowledge and exposure to experts in the fields of clinical rheumatology and bench top research in immunology and rheumatology combined conferences (i.e. rheumatology grand rounds, journal clubs and research topics) with adult rheumatology and researchers at the Feinstien Institute are scheduled regularly.


There is a special curriculum in research methods and ethics. The research interests of the faculty include, disease outcome studies, atherosclerosis prevention, pain assessment and treatment, treatment of lupus and novel therapies (including biologic) in the pediatric rheumatic disease. Trainees are also given the opportunity to work in a number of basic laboratories with interests in autoimmunity and immunogenetics through the Feinstein Institute at North Shore University Hospital. There is a requirement for completion of a hypothesis-driven, clinical or basic research project

Application & Criteria

Interested candidates should apply through ERAS approximately 18 months prior to the July 1st start date. This program participates in the NRMP Fellowship Matching Program. For more information contact Dr. Beth Gottlieb via email at Gottlieb@lij.edu.

Contact us

For more information contact Beth Gottlieb, MD
Program Director, (718) 470-3530, bgottlieb@lij.edu.


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