Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at North Shore-LIJ Health System


About us

The Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at North Shore-LIJ is a tertiary referral center located less than 20 miles from Manhattan. The fellowship is accredited by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The division was founded in 1996 and in 2009 the fellowship commenced with the primary goal of training the future academic and clinical leaders in the field of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. The vast patient volume and diversity offers fellows exposure to a wide variety of complex pelvic floor disorders.

The Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at North Shore-LIJ provides in depth clinical experience, enhanced by weekly didactic lectures, clinical and/or basic science research and one-on-one mentoring designed to fit the individual needs of each fellow. The fellowship curriculum incorporates dedicated, protected research time with the opportunity to work with world renowned researchers and statisticians at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research. Additionally, fellows rotate through the departments of Urology, Colorectal Surgery and Gastroenterology. The multi-faceted surgical experience offers fellows opportunities to perfect pelvic reconstructive surgeries including vaginal and abdominal procedures, as well as laparoscopic and robotic surgery. The fellowship will equip physicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to become leaders in the field of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

The outpatient office is conveniently located within 3 miles of North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, and the brand new Katz Women’s Hospital. The program is affiliated with Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine.

Key facts about the program

Fellowship requirements: Completion of ACGME approved Obstetrics and Gynecology residency
Program Length: 3 years
Number of Fellows: 1 per year
ABOG Accreditation: 2012

Application process

Application Process: ERAS. In addition to the ERAS application please also forward:

  • 3 letters of recommendation (one from your program director)
  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • Current photograph

Application Deadline: April 30th

Fellowship Coordinator: 

Lisa Garib
865 Northern Blvd, Suite 202
Great Neck, NY 11021
Phone: 516-622-5114
Fax: 516-622-5045
E-mail: lgarib@nshs.edu; Hwinkler@nshs.edu

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Our faculty

Program director

Harvey Allen Winkler, MD

  • Co-Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Co-Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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Additional faculty

Lawrence R. Lind, MD

  • Co-Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Co-Chief of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Urogynecology and Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, North Shore University Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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Dara Faye Shalom, MD

Farzeen Firoozi, MD

Robert Miles Moldwin, MD

Frank Joseph Caliendo, MD

Luz Paulina Angel, MD

Bethany DeVito, MD