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Allergy / Immunology Fellowship

The NYU Winthrop Hospital’’s Allergy and Immunology Training Program provides high quality, culturally competent, comprehensive health care services in a teaching and research environment which improves the health and well-being of patients with allergic and immunologic diseases. We offer a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services, with a deep commitment to medical education and research.

The A/I training program at NYU Winthrop Hospital is a conjoint effort between the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics. The A/I faculty has special interest and strengths in cutaneous allergy and immunology, drug/food allergies, clinical immunology, angioedema, autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, urticaria, asthma and anaphylaxis.

NYU Winthrop Hospital is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center which proudly offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. We are also Nassau County’s only American College of Surgeons certified adult Level 1 Trauma Center with full adult and pediatric capabilities.

Rest assured that whatever medical care you or your family may need, NYU Winthrop is committed to a profound guiding principle: “Your Health Means Everything”

NYU Winthrop Hospital has been a focal point of academic medicine on Long Island and is now very proud to partner with the NYU Long Island School of Medicine, a newly LCME accredited, innovative 3-year medical school located on the hospital campus with a mission to educate exemplary physicians and academic leaders in primary care. In addition, we sponsor over 30 medical and surgical residency and fellowship training programs where 300 physicians have chosen to pursue their post-graduate medical education.

NYU Winthrop has a vibrant multi-faceted research program. As part of its mission as a teaching hospital, NYU Winthrop physicians and scientists are engaged in groundbreaking basic and clinical biomedical research.

Ever changing and growing with the diverse community it serves, NYU Winthrop Hospital is, in many ways, a unique institution, simultaneously large and small, regional as well as local. We successfully blend the progressive philosophy, sophistication and advances of a teaching and research institution with a very personal approach to patient care – an approach that has become the cornerstone of our organization.

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  • Preceptorship with internationally and nationally recognized faculty
  • A comprehensive clinical experience of outpatient and inpatient care with exposure to wide range of allergic, immunologic and rheumatic diseases
  • Out-patient continuity experience maintained throughout the two year training period
  • Learning that allows fellows to function as part of an effective inter-professional team that works together towards the shared goals of patient safety and quality improvement
  • Dedicated research time consisting of bench and clinical research
  • Referral center for wide variety of allergic and immune disorders, including urticaria, angioedema, contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, asthma, allergic rhinitis, eosinophilic esophagitis, and various drug allergies
  • Performs a variety of specialized procedures such as chemotherapy and other drug desensitizations, patch testing, punch biopsy of the skin, penicillin testing and challenge and food desensitizations
  • Generous house staff benefits, including heavily subsidized housing and complimentary meals
  • Total of 12 Program Graduates – 10 Private Practice; 2 Academic Practice
  • Continued ACGME accreditation since 2008

The NYU Winthrop Allergy and Immunology Training Program is a 2-year training program designed to qualify subspecialty residents as candidates for the American Board of Allergy and Immunology certification examination, as competent allergists and immunologists and as physician scientists. This fellowship training program is designed to prepare specialists to provide expert medical care for patients with allergic and immunologic disorders. They can serve as consultants, educators and providers of medical care for diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, atopic dermatitis, drug eruption, insect sting sensitivity, anaphylaxis, latex allergy, immunodeficiency, and other immunologic disorders. Fellows attend clinics where they see allergy and immunology, adult and pediatric patients under supervision and assume responsibility for all aspects of patient care.

The didactic program includes:

  • Allergy Grand Rounds
  • Immunology Grand Rounds
  • Curriculum/ Board Review including core basic science lectures
  • Journal Club
  • Research Conference
  • Pediatric/Adult Allergy Case Conference
  • Multi-disciplinary Conference
  • Clinical and bench research projects are chosen in consultation with the faculty.

First Year

The goal of the first year of fellowship is the development of clinical skills and experience in allergic and immunologic disorders. The first year fellow attends four outpatient clinics per week, under the supervision of an attending physician and one outpatient clinic for allergy and immunology procedures. Each clinic provides exposure to allergic and immunologic disease processes in both adult and pediatric patients. Through these clinics, each fellow will build their own practice of patients, and will be expected to manage their care under the supervision of an attending. Inpatient experience is provided through the management of a busy and intellectually stimulating inpatient consultation service. Each fellow must maintain a patient log to document clinical care experiences and procedural skills. During the first year, the fellow is expected to develop a major project in either basic science, translational, or clinical research so that it may be expanded and advanced during the second year. The first year fellow has the opportunity to rotate through Pediatric Pulmonary.

Second Year

The second year of the fellowship allows for continued clinical experience. He or she will continue to develop clinical skills through outpatient clinics and inpatient consults. Emphasis on research and scholarly activities are also continued and intensified. The goal is focused on attaining data for scientific publication and presentation at a national meeting. The second year fellow rotates in the clinical immunology laboratory. Allergy board preparation is also emphasized.

  • Pediatric Pulmonary
  • Immunology Laboratory
  • Outpatient ENT
  • Adult Pulmonary (optional)
  • Adult Rheumatology (optional)
  • Division of Allergy and Immunology
    • Clinical Allergy and Immunology Conference Series
    • Immunology Basic Science Conference Series
    • Adult and Pediatric Case Conference
    • ABAI Board Preparation
    • Allergy and Immunology Journal Club
    • Quality Improvement and Research Update
    • Joint Allergy & Rheumatology Conferences
  • Department of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
    • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
    • Pediatric Grand Rounds
    • Allergy and Immunology Grand Rounds
    • Core Competency Lecture Series for Residents and Fellows
  • National and Local
    • ACAAI (American College of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology)
    • AAAAI (American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology)
    • LIAAS (Long Island Allergy and Asthma Society)
Fellow Year 1 Fellow Year 2
% Time in research 25% 25%
% Time in patient care 50% 50%
% Time in other activities (didactics, conferences, etc) 25% 25%

David Frankel, MD

    • Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    • Residency: NYU Winthrop, Internal Medicine

Sonam Sani, MD

    • Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    • Residency: NYU Winthrop, Internal Medicine

Eleanor Feldman, MD

    • Medical School: SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
    • Residency: NYU Langone, Pediatrics

Stacy Nassau, MD

Bora Kim, DO

Marie Camacho-Halili, MD

Sara Axelrod, MD

Tania Elliot, MD

Janelle Sher, MD

Ryan Steele, DO

Melanie Chong, MD

Ratika Gupta, MD

Greg Rosner, MD

Stephanie Mawhirt, DO

Irum Noor, DO

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Luz M. Fonacier, MD, Section Head-Allergy, Training Program Director, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Professor of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine

Research Interests:

  • Clinical and Immunologic Aspects of Allergic Dermatologic Diseases including Contact Dermatitis, Urticaria and Atopic Dermatitis
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Erin Banta, MD, Coordinator – Drug Allergy, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine

Research Interests:

  • Drug Reactions
  • Asthma
  • Rhinitis
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Stephanie Mawhirt, MD, DO, Associate Training Program Director, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine

Research Interests:

  • Quality Initiatives
  • Drug Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
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Amanda Schneider, MD, Coordinator – Clinical Immunology, NYU Winthrop Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine

Research Interests:

  • Immunodeficiency Disorders
  • Food Allergies

Mawhirt S, Fonacier L, Aquino M. Utilization of high-fidelity simulation for medical student and resident education of allergic-immunologic emergencies. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2019 Ms. No. 18-12-0665. PMID #30802501

Schmidlin K, Sani S, Bernstein DI, Fonacier L, A Hands-on Approach to Contact Dermatitis and Patch Testing, The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice June 2020. 8(6):1883-1893), doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2020.02.009.

Rosenblum JD, Nassau S, Fonacier Luz, Mawhirt SL. ‘Concomitant Treatment with Omalizumab and Cyclosporine for Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria: a case series’. Annals allergy, asthma & immunology. 2020: (# 4427882) https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anai.2020.04.020

Sani S, Gupta R, Fonacier L, Aquino M. Risk stratification of systemic reactions to subcutaneous immunotherapy: A retrospective study. Allergy and Asthma Proceedings. September 2019, Vol. 40, No. 5, 338-342. PMID #31514792

Mawhirt SL, Fonacier LS. Calixte R, Davis-Lorton M, Aquino MR. Skin Testing and Desensitization Outcomes among Platinum-Sensitive Oncology Patients. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Apr; 120(4):437-439. Doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2018.01.008. PMID:29625667

Lebwohl M, Alexis AF, Beck LA, Block JK, Eichenfield L, Fonacier Luz, Guttman-Yassky E, Paller AS, Pariser D, Silverberg JI, Boguniewicz M. ‘Systemic Therapies for Moderate-to- Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Expert Perspectives in Practice’. Journal of drugs in dermatology: 2019.18(2):122-129 (# 3694452) PMID #30794360

Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Guttman-Yassky E, Ong PY, Silverberg J, Farrar JR. Atopic Dermatitis Yardstick: Practical recommendations for an evolving therapeutic Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Jan; 120(1):10-22.e2. PMID:29273118

Bains SN, Nash P, Fonacier L. Irritant Contact dermatitis. Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2018 Oct 6. doi:10.1007/s12016-018-8713-0. PMID:30293200

Awosika O, Qureshi A, Ehrlich A, Fonacier L. “Chronic Urticaria” – review and recommendations from an allergist and immunologist. Dermatitis March 2018 Sep/Oct;29(5):292-293. doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000384. PMID:30179970

Fonacier L, Noor I. Contact Dermatitis and Patch Testing for the Allergist. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Jun; 120(6):592-598. Doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2018.03.003. PMID:29522811

Ma Janice E, Zhang N, el-Azhary RA, Fonacier L, Yiannias JA. Prevalence of allergen sensitization detected by patch tests. Allergy Asthma Proc. 2018 May 1; 39(3):240-244. Doi: 10.2500/aap.2018.39.4119. PMID:29669669

Boguniewicz M, Alexis AF, Beck LA, Block J, Eichenfield LF, Fonacier LS, Guttman- Yassky E, Paller AS, Pariser D, Silverberg JI, Lebwohl M. Expert Perspectives on the Management of Moderate-to-Severe Atopic Dermatitis: Addressing Current and Emerging Therapies. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2017 Nov – Dec; 5(6):1519-1531. Doi: 10.1016/j.jaip.2017.08.005. 2017 Sep 29. Review. PMID:28970084

Boguniewicz M, Alexis AF, Beck LA, Block J, Eichenfield LF, Fonacier L, Guttman-Yassky E, Paller AS, Pariser D, Silverberg JI, Lebwohl M. Expert perspectives on management of moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis: a multidisciplinary consensus addressing current and emerging therapies. J Allergy Clinical Immunol Pract. 2017; 5(6): 1519-1531 PMID:28970084

Mawhirt SL, Fonacier LS, Calixte R, Davis-Lorton M, Aquino MR. Skin Testing and Drug Challenge Outcomes in Antibiotic-Allergic Patients with Immediate-type Hypersensitivity. Ann Allergy, Asthma & Immunol 2017January; 118(1):73-79. 1016/j.anai.2016.10.003. Epub 2016 Nov 15. PMID:27864093

Lee GB and Fonacier L. Difficult to Manage Atopic Dermatitis. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2017 5(1):207-208 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2016.09.007 PMID:28065338

Jacob SE, McGowan M, Silverberg N, Pelletier JL, Fonacier LS, Mousdicas N, Powell D, Scheman A and Goldenberg A Pediatric Contact Dermatitis Registry Data on Contact Allergy in Children with Atopic Dermatitis. JAMA Dermatology 2017 Feb 22. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2016.6136 (E1-E6) PMID:28241280

Rosner GA and Fonacier LS. Hypersensitivity to Biomedical Implants: Prevention and Diagnosis. Allergy & Asthma Proceedings 2017 May 1:38(3)177-183 doi:10.2500/aap.2017.38.4052 PMID:28442987

Gupta R, Wong C, Fonacier, L. “Pneumococcal 13-valent conjugate vaccine administration After Inferior Response to pneumococcal 23-valent polysaccharide vaccine.” Allergy Asthma Proc. 2017 Sep 1; 38(5):365-369. Doi: 10.2500/aap.2017.38.4070. PMID:28814356

Ahluwalia J, Davis D, Jacob S, Waldman A, Ong PY, Cohen S, Friedman A, Lio P, Jetter N, Bienstock J, LeBovidge J, Spergel J, Fonacier L, Atopic dermatitis: addressing allergy, infection, itch and complementary therapies. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2017 Sep; 36(3):112-117. Doi: 10.12788/j.sder.2017.038. PMID:28895957

Gupta R & Fonacier LS. Adverse Effects of Nonsystemic Steroids (Inhaled, Intranasal, and Cutaneous): a Review of the Literature and Suggested Monitoring Tool. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep 2016 Jun; 16:44. Doi 10.1007/s1182-016-0620-y PMID:27207481

Chong M, Pasqua D, Kutzin J, Davis-Lorton M, Fonacier L, Aquino MR. Educational and Process Improvements After a Simulation-Based Anaphylaxis Simulation Workshop. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology 2016; 117(4):432-433. Doi:10.1016/j.anai.2016.07.025. Epub 2016 Aug 10 PMID:27522110

Fonacier L, Bernstein D, Pacheco K, Holness DL, et al. Contact Dermatitis: A Practice Parameter Update – 2015. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice. 2015 May/June; 3 (Suppl):S1-39. Doi:10.1016/j.jaip.2015.12.009 PMID:25965350

Fonacier L. ‘A Practical Guide to Patch Testing”. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology In Practice 2015; 3(5) 669-675. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2015.05.001 PMID:26054552

Voloshyna I, Mucci T, Sher J, Fonacier LS, Littlefield M, Carsons S, Reiss A. Plasma IL- 33 in atopic patients correlates with pro-inflammatory cytokines and changes cholesterol transport protein expression: a surprising neutral overall impact on atherogenicity. Clinical & Experimental Allergy. Feb 2015, DOI: 10.1111/cea.12516 PMID:25703059

Chong M, Fonacier L. Treatment of eczema: Corticosteroids and beyond. Clinical Reviews of Allergy and Immunology ISSN 1080-0549 DOI 10.1007/s12016-015-8486-7 April 2015. PMID:25869743

Silverberg JI, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Ong PY, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Simpson EL. Gelfand, J M. Distribution of atopic dermatitis lesions in United States adults. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology July 2019 (# 3783582) (JEADV-2018-2750) Article DOI: 10.1111/jdv.15574 PMID # 30883885

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Ong PY, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Simpson EL. Symptoms and diagnosis of anxiety and depression in atopic dermatitis in US adults. British Journal of Dermatology 2019. BJD17683. DOI: 10.1111/bjd.17683. Internal Article ID: 16333615 September 2019 Volume 181, Issue 3 Pages: i-ix, 429-646, e57-e86, PMID #30838645

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Ong,PY, Chiesa Fuxench, ZC, Simpson, EL. Health Utility Scores of Atopic Dermatitis in US Adults. J Allergy Clin Immunol: In Practice 2019:7:1246-1252.PMID #30537560

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Simpson EL Ong PY. Pain is a common and burdensome symptom of atopic dermatitis in United States adults’. Journal of allergy & clinical immunology. In practice. 2019:- (# 3967632) PMID #31228619

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz Mark, Fonacier L. Grayson MH, Ong PY, Chiesa Fuxench Z, Simpson EL. Validation and interpretation of short form 12 and comparison with dermatology life quality index in atopic dermatitis in adults. Accepted Journal of Investigative Dermatology. JID-2019-0015) PMID #31009616

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Ong, PY, Chiesa Fuxench, ZC, Simpson, EL. Measurement properties of Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale used in atopic dermatitis in adults. J Allergy Clin Immunol 2019; 143:AB130. Journal of investigative dermatology. 2019: (# 3786802) PMID #30571970

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Ong, PY, Chiesa Fuxench, ZC, Simpson, EL. Atopic Dermatitis in US Adults: From Population to Health Care Utilization. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2019 Jan https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaip.2019.01.005. PMID #30654197

Silverberg JI, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Gelfand JM, Margolis D, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Simpson EL, Ong P. Validation of a single-item patient-reported outcome for atopic dermatitis severity in US adults. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, 2019. PMID #30955081

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis D, Fonacier L, Boguniewicz, Schwartz L; Simpson EL, Grayson MH, Ong P, Chiesa Fuxench ZC. Severity strata for POEM, PO-SCORAD and DLQI in US adults with atopic dermatitis. Poster, International Investigative Dermatology/Society for investigative Dermatology, May 2018; Ann Allergy Asthma 2018 Jul 9. pii: S1081-1206(18)30536-2; 2018 Oct;121(4):464-471. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2018.07.004. PMID:30003968

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Simpson EL, Ong PY, Chiesa Fuxench ZC. Patient burden and quality of life in atopic dermatitis in US adults: A population-based cross-sectional study. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Sep;121(3):340-347. doi: 10.1016/j.anai.2018.07.006. Epub 2018 Jul 16. PMID:30025911•

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis D, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Simpson EL, Ong P, Chiesa Fuxench ZC. Association of atopic dermatitis with allergic, autoimmune and cardiovascular comorbidities in US adults. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2018 Aug 6. pii: S1081-1206(18)30628-8. 2018:121:604-12. PMID:30092266

Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Block JK, Boguniewicz M, Boyle J, Fonacier L, Gelfand JM, Grayson MH, Margolis DJ, Mitchell L, Silverberg JI, Schwartz L, Simpson EL, Ong, PY Atopic dermatitis in America study: a cross-sectional study examining the prevalence and disease burden of atopic dermatitis in the US adult population. J Invest Dermatol 2019;139:583-90. PMID #30389491

Silverberg JI, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Simpson EL, Ong PY. Content and construct validity, predictors, and distribution of self-reported atopic dermatitis severity in US adults. Ann Allergy Asthma 2018;121:729-34. pii:S1081-1206(18)30626-4. doi:10.1016/j.anai.2018.07.040. PMID:30092267

Silverberg JI, Gelfand JM, Margolis DJ, Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Grayson MH, Ong PY, Chiesa Fuxench ZC, Simpson EL. Health utility scores of atopic dermatitis in US J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract. 2018 Dec 8. PMID:30537560

 

Fonacier L, Boguniewicz M. Chapter on Contact Dermatitis. Pediatric Allergy Textbook, 3rd edition Editors, Donald Y. M. Leung et al. London: Elsevier; 2016 pp 467- 481. ISBN: 978-0-7020-6896-6

Boguniewicz M, Fonacier L, Leung D. Chapter 44: Atopic and contact dermatitis. Clinical Immunology: Principles and Practice, 5e (Rich, Clinical Immunology) 5th Edition Ed: Robert R. Rich, ‎ Thomas A Fleisher, ‎ William T. Shearer, ‎ Harry Schroeder, ‎ Anthony Frew 2018 pp. 611-624

Mawhirt S, Fonacier L. Atopic dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis in pregnancy. Textbook “Asthma, Allergic and Immunologic Diseases during Pregnancy: A Guide to Management”. 2018. Chapter 7, pages 101-121. Editors: Jennifer A. Namazy and Michael Schatz. ISBN: 978-3-030-03394-1. Springer

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NYU Winthrop Hospital’s graduate medical education programs create an atmosphere in which cultural and ethnic differences among patients, staff, and house staff are recognized, respected, understood and embraced. Fellows participate in the care of a diverse group of patients and have the opportunity to work with colleagues from varied backgrounds. Fellows are trained to treat patients of diverse racial, gender and economic statuses providing cost effective care with the best clinical outcome. NYU Winthrop aims to bring the best residents, fellows and faculty from all ethnic, racial and gender groups to learn and care for patients in this diverse environment.

House Staff Benefits

Housing

Housing accommodations, are available at market rates in apartment buildings and residential homes within close proximity to the NYU Winthrop Hospital campus. Any house staff member may apply for the housing lottery. PGY 1 and PGY 2 residents receive priority.

Salary

Salaries are highly competitive with other academic medical centers in the New York metropolitan area. Tax deferred annuity is available. House Staff meal stipend will be included in the salary for the 2021-2022 academic year.

2020-2021 Annual Salary

PGY 1

$68,797

PGY 2

$71,747

PGY 3

$74,822

PGY 4

$77,835

PGY 5

$80,847

PGY 6

$83,860

PGY 7

$86,873

PGY 8

$89,898

House Staff Lounge

NYU Winthrop Hospital’s new house staff lounge is accessible 24/7. The spacious and comfortable lounge is equipped with computers, wifi, television, foosball table, lockers, lounge chairs, as well as coffee and tea.

Vacation

NYU Winthrop Hospital residents and fellows receive four weeks of vacation (20 working days) within each contract year.

Educational Conferences

Residents are eligible for $1500 over the length of their program to attend an educational conference, at the discretion of the Program Director. Fellows are eligible for $1500 per year, to an approved professional conference, at the discretion of the Program Director.

Educational Allowance

Reimbursement for allowable educational expenses is available up to a maximum of $600.

TransitChek Commuter Benefit Program

The TransitChek Commuter Benefit Program is available. This program allows the resident/fellow to deduct pre-tax money to pay for mass transit or commuter parking (up to a predefined maximum).

Additional Benefits Include:

  • Free parking while on duty
  • Free prescription medications in the Hospital formulary for residents and at cost for eligible dependents
  • Paid sick leave
  • Free laundry service for lab coats and other hospital uniforms
  • Health club membership discount at HealthTrax
  • Graduation dinner gala

Insurance Benefits

Medical and Dental Coverage

NYU Winthrop Hospital is committed to providing residents with a comprehensive benefits program. Benefits include generous medical, pharmaceutical and dental coverage, as well as flexible spending accounts. Benefits are effective from the first day of residency/fellowship.

Disability Insurance

Residents/fellows are covered by short-term, non-occupational disability insurance (up to six months). To be eligible for disability insurance benefits, one must be on the payroll for a minimum of 20 work days (four consecutive weeks) and unable to work for more than seven calendar days, due an injury or illness that does not arise out of, or in the course of, employment. These benefits, which supplement lost income, are based on salary level and are payable for up to 26 weeks after the employee’s accrued sick time has been used.

The long-term disability benefit begins after six months of short term disability. It pays a monthly benefit for an extended illness or injury. The monthly benefit is offset by benefits from other sources, such as Workers Compensation and Social Security.

Workers Compensation

House staff receive compensation, in accordance with the Workers Compensation Law, for any illness or injury which is job related. Benefits include payment for medical expenses and lost pay.

Family and Medical Leave

In accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, NYU Winthrop Hospital will grant residents/fellows unpaid leave(s) for up to 12 weeks in a 12-month period. In order to be eligible, one must have worked 12 months at the Hospital and a minimum of 1,250 hours in the twelve-month period prior to the start date of the requested leave. FMLA leave may be granted for the birth, adoption or acceptance for foster care of a child; for the care of a child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition; or for the employee’s own serious illness.

Residents/fellows may to return to their training program after a leave of absence, without loss of training status, if their leave does not exceed that allowed by the specialty boards.

Professional Liability Insurance

NYU Winthrop’s residents/fellows are provided with professional liability coverage for the duration of their training through the Hospital’s self-insurance program. Coverage provides legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed after the completion of graduate medical education if the alleged acts are within the scope of the education program.

Life Insurance

Basic Life Insurance is provided by the hospital at no cost to the resident/fellow. This benefit equals 1x the resident/fellow’s annual salary payable to the beneficiary. Residents/fellows may purchase additional voluntary life insurance up to 3X their annual salary (combined basic and voluntary insurance may not exceed $500,000).

Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance

Provided by the hospital at no cost to the resident/fellow.

Retirement Plan

A Defined Contribution 403(b) Plan is available for voluntary pre-tax/after-tax contribution.

Occupational Health Services

NYU Winthrop Hospital residents and fellows are provided with pre-employment physicals, annual health assessments, and Tuberculosis screenings, as well as vaccines and required health surveillance free of charge through the hospital’s Occupational Health Services. In addition, if a member of the house staff becomes ill while at work, he or she will be seen at no charge by an Occupational Health Services practitioner, or by the Emergency Room staff if a practitioner is not available.

Counseling Services

Free assessment, referral and brief psychotherapy services are available on a confidential basis to members of the House Staff and their immediate families.

Employee Assistance Program

This free, confidential, crisis-response resource is available 24/7 to residents, fellows and their family members to assist with the following concerns –

  • Psychological
  • Child and elder care
  • Daily living
  • Legal/financial
  • Work-related concerns

The longest and largest island in the contiguous United States, Long Island stretches over 100 miles from New York City to Montauk Point. A celebrated summer vacation spot, Long Island offers seasonal beauty, professional sports events, art museums and galleries, and fabulous cuisine. Eastern Long Island has gained fame as for its vineyards, and is home to almost 20 wineries. From NYU Winthrop it is a short trip to Manhattan, where you can enjoy world class dining, museums, and endless cultural opportunities. From scenic Atlantic Ocean beaches to Fire Island, the Hamptons and Montauk Point, Long Island has something for everyone.

Convenient access to NY City is available by Long Island Railroad located directly adjacent to NYU Winthrop Hospital. Residents and fellows take advantage of the opportunity enjoy the myriad of cultural, social, and professional activities in New York City. Additionally, NYU Winthrop’s location in central Nassau County allows easy access to spectacular beaches.

The village of Mineola is a wonderful place to live and work. Mineola affords one the opportunity to enjoy the relaxed Long Island lifestyle, while living only 30 minutes away (via LIRR) from the attractions of NYC.

The close vicinity of the hospital, where most of the resident housing is located, is an excellent location for both families and single residents. Aside from a LIRR station leading directly into NYC, the area is surrounded by a quiet residential neighborhood and a large park with sports facilities, open fields, and a local library. The Roosevelt field mall, one of the largest retail centers on Long Island, is located less than a mile away from the hospital along with a large conglomerate of brand name stores and services.

You can also enjoy the wonderful things that Long Island itself has to offer You will find that living in Mineola is a sound choice from the economic perspective. While residents living in large cities incur significant living expenses, Mineola is very affordable.

Applicants should apply one year prior to the start of fellowship. All applications will be processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Please access the ERAS Web site at www.aamc.org/eras to for more detailed information.

The following materials are required for application. As programs begin downloading information starting July of the application year, it is in the applicant’s best interest to have all materials uploaded in a timely manner.

  • Medical school transcript
  • Three (3) Letters of Recommendation
  • Personal Statement describing research interest and career goals
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 scores

Student Rotations

  1. U.S. Medical students
  2. International Medical students
  3. Podiatry Students

Resident and fellow Rotations

Residents and fellows can apply for a rotation with any department by contacting the academic coordinator for that program via email with a copy of your CV and the dates you are requesting for your rotation.

The department will review your CV and let you know if there are any rotation spots available for the time requested. If you are approved for the rotation the Office of Academic Affairs will contact you with the necessary paperwork.

Contact Us

Barbara Cohen

Program Coordinator
NYU Winthrop Hospital
120 Mineola Blvd
Suite 410
Mineola, NY 11501

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