Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Cohen Children’s Medical Center


About us

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Cohen Children’s Medical Center offers an ACGME-accredited three-year fellowship training program in emergency medicine. This program is designed to take advantage of the vast resources of Cohen Children’s and Long Island Jewish Medical Center with an emphasis on clinical medicine, teaching, research, and administration. Fellows are chosen from a highly competitive pool of residents graduating from ACGME-accredited pediatric and emergency medicine residency programs.

The overall goal of the program in pediatric emergency medicine at Cohen Children's Medical Center is to provide progressive clinical, teaching, research and administrative experiences that will enable our residents to acquire the expertise necessary to become an academic pediatric emergency medicine physician.

The fellowship consists of a variety of rotations including orthopedics, ENT, gynecology, ophthalmology, toxicology, anesthesia, critical care, trauma, and adult emergency medicine, as well as an ongoing course in research design. Monthly simulation exercises are conducted at the Center for Learning and Innovation, a corporate university run by North Shore-LIJ Health System. Ample time is allotted to allow for a meaningful experience in developing and completing research projects including an ongoing course in research design.

It is expected that during the three-year program the subspecialty resident will (a) become clinically proficient in the practice of Pediatric Emergency Medicine with emphasis on the acutely ill and injured child, (b) become competent in teaching other professionals, health care providers and families about appropriate topics in their field of expertise, (c) demonstrate competence in research and (d) become familiar with the administrative issues relevant to an emergency department.

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine has approximately 45,000 patient visits per year and is staffed by pediatric attending physicians, fellows, residents, and nurses uniquely dedicated to the facility on a 24 hour per day basis.

The pediatric emergency department is specially designed to cater to the needs of infants through adolescents and is equipped to handle a full spectrum of illness from simple injury to cardio-pulmonary arrest. The pediatric emergency department has been designated a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. The division is a valuable resource to both referring physicians as well as those patients that are self-referred. The patient mix is one of high acuity and results in an admission rate of over 20 percent with one of eight admissions sent to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

Application process

Applicants interested in the pediatric emergency medicine training program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in general pediatrics is mandatory for admission to this program.

Essential application information includes:

  • Universal application
  • Personal statement
  • At least three (3) letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be less than six (6) months old.
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from program director

Only applicants who have passed USMLE examination STEP 1 and 2 on the first attempt should apply. Only completed applications with all supporting documentation will be reviewed. 

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Our faculty

Program director

Robert Francis Gochman, MD

Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine

Jahn T. Avarello, MD

Associate Chief/Educational Director

Joshua Adam Rocker, MD

Research Program Director

William Isaac Krief, MD

  • Director - Research, Pediatric Emergency Medicine of Pediatrics - Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
  • Assistant Professor, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
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Additional faculty

Cara Susan Bornstein, DO

Francesca Maria Bullaro, MD

Diana Lynn Crevi, MD

Melanie Beth Stein Etess, DO

Lynda Gerberg, MD

Kimberly Alison Giusto, MD

Beena V. Iype, DO

Jeffrey Israel, MD

Joshua Adam Rocker, MD

Philomena Mathew Thomas, MBBS

Michael David Preis, DO

Monica Chandra Shekher-Kapoor, MD

David CM Teng, MD