The best way in which new physicians can be trained is through hands-on experience. As a teaching institution, Lenox Hill Hospital places a great priority on its academic role offering residency and fellowship training programs in most of its clinical areas. As with all medical education programs nationwide, the hospital continually assesses its residency and fellowship training programs in light of changes in the health care environment. The goal is to balance the need for primary care physicians with doctors who can provide more specialized care, when called upon.
Lenox Hill Hospital Training Programs
The adult reconstructive hip fellowship program at Lenox Hill Hospital offers physicians exposure to a high volume and variety of reconstructive surgical problems. Fellows work closely with attending physicians at Lenox Hill Hospital to learn the principles of evaluation and treatment of adult reconstructive procedures primarily involving the hip.
The adult reconstructive knee fellowship program at Lenox Hill Hospital offers physicians exposure to a high volume and variety of reconstructive surgical problems. Fellows work closely with attending physicians at Lenox Hill Hospital to learn the principles of evaluation and treatment of adult reconstructive procedures primarily involving the knee.
Lenox Hill Hospital offers a one-year fellowship in aesthetic surgical training recognized by the ASAPS/AACPS Aesthetic Training Task Force. A New York State license and board eligibility by the American Board of Plastic Surgery are required. Appointment to the program is at the level of a junior attending physician.
The Division of Cardiovascular Medicine of the Department of Medicine offers 12 three-year fellowship positions. The program involves experience and patient care on: the Cardiology Consultation Service, the Coronary Care Unit, the Invasive Cardiology Laboratory, the Non-invasive Cardiology Laboratory (which includes transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography, exercise testing, and Holter monitoring), and the Electrophysiology Laboratory.
The Division of Gastroenterology at Lenox Hill Hospital offers a comprehensive three-year fellowship program for physicians who have recently completed a three-year internal medicine residency program. The purpose of the program is to provide outstanding education in all areas of gastroenterology so that upon completion, the graduate may fulfill all aspects of the title Consultant in Gastroenterology.
The fellowship in hematology and medical oncology at Lenox Hill Hospital has been designed to provide broad education in the clinical practice of Hematology and Medical Oncology with emphasis on scholarship, development of clinical judgment, and the ability to make appropriate decisions, as well as continuing self-instruction. The fellow must be eligible for certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine. After completion of the three-year program (18 months in hematology and 18 months in medical oncology), the fellow will be qualified to sit for board examinations in both hematology and medical oncology.
The interventional cardiology fellowship program at Lenox Hill Hospital is a one-year ACGME-accredited program, offering core procedural experience in coronary arteriograms, ventriculography, hemodynamics, intravascular ultrasound, intracoronary Doppler flow and pressure monitoring.
The nephrology fellowship at Lenox Hill Hospital consists of an active inpatient renal and hypertension consultation service and outpatient clinics. The program provides comprehensive experience in a broad area of nephrology, including electrolyte problems, acid-based disorders, hypertension, renal biopsy, dialysis, chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease.
Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in scholarly activities involving teaching, basic and clinical research. The program rotations include patient consultations, endoscopy, one month of respiratory therapy, two months in the medical I.C.U., two months in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory and a one-month rotation in lung transplantation at the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. Fellows also experience pediatric care for patients with lung disease throughout the fellowship.
Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Orthopaedics offers a comprehensive, ACGME-certified, one-year fellowship program in sports medicine.
Lenox Hill Hospital's core faculty is comprised of surgeons and interventionalists specializing in vascular and endovascular surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, interventional cardiology and radiology, as well as advanced laparoscopic surgery, colon and rectal surgery, bariatric surgery, surgical critical care, and breast surgery. The vascular surgery team at the Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute consists of some of the country's most experienced surgeons, who have defined progress in their respective fields and continue to set standards of care worldwide in both traditional and minimally invasive endovascular surgery.
The Doctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology at Lenox Hill Hospital is based on the generalist-practitioner model. The Internship operates from two campuses of a major medical center that is part of a larger health care system and which provides both medical and psychiatric services to patients across the life span. This professional environment affords a unique opportunity to build competencies in clinical psychology through training in many different clinical settings with various treatment and assessment modalities. The training program facilitates professional development in a collegial and multidisciplinary environment that values the diversity of backgrounds of our staff, trainees, patients, and the larger community.
The Department of Pathology at Lenox Hill Hospital offers a four-year anatomic & clinical pathology (AP & CP) residency training program leading to board certification in anatomic pathology, laboratory medicine, or combined anatomic pathology and laboratory medicine. The program is tailored for individuals interested in an academic career, a subspecialty practice career, or in general community practice.
The Department of Radiology at Lenox Hill Hospital offers an ACGME-accredited graduate training program in Diagnostic Radiology. Candidates are required to have five-years of approved training with a minimum of four years in Diagnostic Radiology. The other year must be ACGME-accredited education in internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or a surgical subspecialty, ob/gyn, neurology, family practice, emergency medicine, or any combination of these.
The general surgery residency program is a five-year program accredited by the ACGME, and consists of two categorical residents per year for a total of ten categorical residents. In addition, there are six preliminary residents who go on to complete a variety of programs such as urology, radiology, and anesthesiology. A vascular integrated residency, with one resident per year fills out the housestaff complement.
At Lenox Hill Hospital we strive to create a comprehensive teaching environment that enables the students to experience themselves as physicians both clinically and professionally. The clinical rotations provide them with many occasions to act as physicians while supporting them in their early efforts. Preceptors, Faculty and supervising Residents and Fellows coach students in the skills and tools that physicians uses, and help them broaden their medical knowledge.
The obstetrics and gynecology residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital trains physicians to be primary providers of women’s healthcare. At the completion of the four-year training program, our residents are able to provide comprehensive care to their patients in all aspects of obstetrics and gynecology.
The Lenox Hill Hospital Department of Orthopaedics offers a five-year ACGME-accredited training program in orthopaedic surgery. The Department of Orthopaedics has 67 world class full-time or part-time attending and voluntary orthopaedic surgeons, and research scientists available to help train residents in the art of orthopaedics.
The podiatric medicine and surgery residency program at Lenox Hill Hospital is a 36-month program offering additional credentialing in reconstructive rear-foot and ankle surgery. This program is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medicine Education for two residents each year.
The urology residency training program consists of an ACGME-accredited four-year program with one resident in each year. Prior to entry into the program, two years of post-graduate training in general surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital is required. The urology residency at Lenox Hill Hospital participates in the matching program under the auspices of the American Urological Association.
Lenox Hill Hospital and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital (MEETH) are affiliate training sites of the otolaryngology residency program sponsored by the New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center. Five residents from the NYU program rotate at Lenox Hill and MEETH at a time.
Lenox Hill Hospital and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital are affiliated training sites of the reconstructive plastic surgery residency program sponsored by the New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center. The three-month rotation in cosmetic surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital is available only to a senior resident enrolled in a ACGME-accredited plastic surgery residency program.
Lenox Hill Hospital is an affiliate training site of the psychiatry residency program sponsored by the New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center. Successful completion of the program will qualify the candidate for eligibility for the certifying examinations of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.