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The NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island-Nassau University Medical Center integrated Rheumatology Fellowship strives to produce exceedingly well-trained consultants in rheumatic and immunologic disorders. The wide spectrum of pathology seen at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island and our affiliate serves as a foundation for our clinical educational curriculum. Our didactic basic and clinical science curriculum enhances the clinical experience by emphasizing the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and immunology of rheumatic diseases as well as evidence based approaches to advanced therapeutics. Dedicated time is provided to pursue clinical, translational, and quality research projects with faculty mentors.

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 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.

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

Ever changing and growing with the diverse community it serves, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 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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  • Extensive clinical exposure to a wide range of rheumatic diseases at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island and at a tertiary care county medical facility
  • One-to-one faculty to fellow ratio
  • Experience with immunologic aspects of rheumatic disease through the inclusion of allergy and immunology within the division
  • Opportunity to participate in clinical and bench research, with major areas of investigation in rheumatologic aspects of Sjögren’s Syndrome, large vessel vasculitis and accelerated atherosclerosis in SLE, RA, and psoriatic arthritis.
  • MSK Ultrasound experience in the division and in collaboration with our musculoskeletal radiologists
  • Rotation in Pediatric Rheumatology

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This is a two-year integrated fellowship sponsored by NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island with sites at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Hospital and Nassau University Medical Center (NUMC). Each fellow serves as the primary consultant under supervision for inpatients admitted to the Rheumatology Service at both sites. The fellows are responsible for approximately 250 consults over the course of the year at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. In addition, while on the NUMC Rotation, fellows supervise the management and treatment of inpatients and perform consultations at NUMC. Fellows attend two continuity clinics per week at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island, a weekly lupus clinic, and an arthritis clinic at NUMC where it is expected that, under supervision, they will assume responsibility for all aspects of patient care. The fellows also have the opportunity to attend clinics and round with the pediatric rheumatologist at the Children’s Medical Center at NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island.

The didactic program includes a weekly Rheumatology Clinical, Academic, and Scientific Conference, and a weekly Clinical Conference. Journal Club, Quality Improvement Conferences, Basic Science of Medicine Lecture Series, and Research Conferences are regularly scheduled throughout the academic year. Clinical and bench research projects are chosen in consultation with the faculty. Sessions with our Musculoskeletal radiologists are integrated into the fellow outpatient rotation (ROPE) and musculoskeletal ultrasound equipment is available in the division for practice.

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Nassau University Medical Center Clinical Service Research-Outpatient Elective (ROPE) Research
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The Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology provides a wide range of consultative and therapeutic services for patients with rheumatic and autoimmune disorders through active inpatient and outpatient services.

  • Arthritis and Rheumatic Disease Center Program
  • Biologic infusion therapy program
  • Vasculitis evaluation and therapy program
  • Sjögren’s Syndrome program
  • Lupus Clinic (in collaboration with NUMC)
  • Lupus and Pregnancy Program
  • Clinical Trials Program

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  • Bench Research in collaboration with the NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Research Institute.
  • Accelerated atherosclerosis in SLE and other autoimmune diseases
  • Clinical outcome studies in:
    • PMR and GCA
    • Sjögren’s syndrome
    • Rheumatoid arthritis
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Elise Belilos, MD, Program Director, Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine. Rheumatology Section Head, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. Course Director, MSK/Rheumatology/Dermatology Courses, NYU Long Island School of Medicine, Research Interests: Clinical outcomes in Giant Cell Arteritis and RA; and blood vessel inflammation in giant cell arteritis.

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Steven Carsons, MD, Professor of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine. Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology. Senior Associate Dean for Translational Science Integration, NYU Long Island School of Medicine, Director, Clinical and Translational Research, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island Research Institute. Research Interests: Clinical aspects of Sjögren’s Syndrome and mechanisms of inflammation in autoimmune disease.

Prachi Anand, MBBS, Site Director NUMC, Associate Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Rheumatology Fellowship Site Director, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island-Nassau University Medical Center Rheumatology Fellowship Program (NUMC), Chief, Division of Rheumatology NUMC, Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program NUMC. Research Interests: Clinical Aspects of Systemic Lupus.

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Kristina Belostocki, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine, Attending Physician, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. Research Interests: Early Inflammatory Arthritis.

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Gary Rosenblum, DO, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine. Attending Physician, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. Research Interests: Clinical Trials and Gout.

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Julie Nusbaum, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, NYU Long Island School of Medicine, Attending Physician, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island. Research interests: quality of life, preconception counseling, pregnancy, and breastfeeding in rheumatic disease.

Christina Mertelsmann-Voss, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, NYU Long Island School of Medicine.

Daniel Jo, Melissa Fazzari, Donald Brand, Steven E. Carsons and Elise Belilos Treatment and Outcome of Patients with a Diagnosis of Healed Arteritis on Temporal Artery Biopsy Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016;68 (suppl 10):673


Mohammed Bari, Anam Shaikh, Valerie Comissiong, Bivin Varghese and Steven E. Carsons. Sjögren’s Syndrome (SS): The Role of Traditional (SS-A/SS-B) and Novel Antibodies in Diagnosis [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016;68 (suppl 10)


Vivino FB, Carsons SE, Foulks G, Daniels TE, Parke A, Brennan MT, Forstot SL, Scofield RH, Hammitt KM. New Treatment Guidelines for Sjögren’s Disease. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 2016 Aug;42(3):531-51.

Daniel Jo, Melissa Fazzari, Donald Brand, Steven E. Carsons and Elise Belilos Treatment and Outcome of Patients with a Diagnosis of Healed Arteritis on Temporal Artery Biopsy Arthritis Rheumatol. 2016;68 (suppl 10):898.


Pilar Brito-Zeron, Nihan Acar-denzil, Margit Zeher, Astrid Rasmussen, Raphaele Seror, Elke Theander, Xiamei Li, chiara Baldini, Jacques-Eric Gottenberg, Debashish Danda, Luca Quartuccio, Roberta Priori, Garbiela Hernandez-Molina, Aike A. Kruize, Valeria Valim, Marika Kvarnstrom, Damien Sene, Roberto Gerli, Sonia Praprotnik, david A. Isenberg, Roser Solans, Maureen Rischmueller, Seung-Ki Kwak, Gunnel Nordmark, Yasunori Suzuki, Roberto Giacomelli, Valerie Devauchelle-Pensec, Michele Bombardieri, Benedikt Hofauer, Hendrika Bootsma, Johan G. Braun, Guadalupe Fraile, Steven E. Carsons, Isolated Anti-La/SS-B Positivity in Patients Diagnosed with Primary Sjogren: Arthritis Rheumatol 2016;68 (suppl 10):2683 Nusbaum J, Gordon J, Steen V. African American Race Associated with Body Image Dissatisfaction in Patients with Systemic Sclerosis. Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology. 2016 Sep-Oct;34 Suppl 100(5):70-73.


Sin E, Anand P, Frieri M. A link: Allergic Rhinitis, Asthma & Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Autoimmune Rev. 2016 May;15(5);487-91


Voloshyna I, Kasselman L, Carsons S, Littlefield M, Gomolin I, DeLeon J, Reiss A. COX-2 dependent and independent effects of coxibs and NSAIDS on pro-atherogenic changes in human monocytes/macrophages. J Invest Med 2017 Mar;65(3):694-704.


Carsons SE, Bhimji SS. Sjogren Syndrome. StatPearls[Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing 2017. 2017 Feb 7.


Carsons S, Vivino F, Parke A, Carteron N, Sankar V, Brasington R, Brennan MT, Ehlers W, Fox R, Scofield H, Hammitt KM, Birnbaum J, Kassan, Mandel S.Treatment Guidelines for Rheumatologic Manifestations of Sjögren’s Syndrome: Use of Biologics Agents, Management of Fatigue and Inflammatory Musculoskeletal Pain. Arthritis Care Res Hoboken), 2017 Apr;69(4):517-527


Konig J, Renna HA, De Leon J, Carsons SE, Arain HA, Shah N, Reiss AB, Kasselman 1. The Effect of Hydroxychloroquine on Reverse Cholesterol Transport in THP1 Macrophages. J Invest Med. 2017; 65(3)


Arain HA, Petri M, Kasselman LJ, Siegart NM, Renna HA, Carsons SE, De Leon J, Reiss AB. Statins Were Not Effective in Promoting Cholesterol Balance In Human Macrophages Treated with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Plasma: A Gene Expression Analysis and Implications for Statin Use. J Invest Med. 2017; 65(3)


Kasselman LJ, Renna HA, Siegart NM, Arain HA, Fazzari M, Carsons SE, Reiss AB Cognitive Deficits in Atherosclerosis-prone Lupus Mice Attenuated by Resveratrol via the Adenosine A2a Receptor. J Invest Med. 2017; 65(3)


Briton-Zeron, N. Acar-Denizli, A. Rasmussen, R. Seror, T.Mandl, X. Li, C. Baldini, JE Gottenberg, D. Danda, R.Priori, L. Quartuccio, G. Hernandez-Molina, AA Kruize, SH Park, M. Kvarnström, S. Praprotnik, D. Sene, E. Bartoloni, R.Solans, Y. Suzuki, D. Isenberg, M. Rischmueller, G. NOrdmark, G. Fraile, A. Sebastian, A. Vissink, T. Nakamura, V. Valim, R. Giacomelli, V. Debauchelle-Pensec, B. Houfauer, M. Bombardieri, V. Trevisani, D. Hammenfors, SE. Carsons, et. al. Analysis of 9302 Patients from the Big Data International Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome Cohort: Clinical Presentation at Diagnosis of European vs Non-European Patients. EULAR 17-3502


Vivino FB, Carsons SE, Foulks G, Daniels TE, Parke A, Brennan MT, Forstot SL, Scofield RH, Hammitt KM. New Treatment Guidelines for Sjogren’s Disease. Rheum Dis Clin North Am 2016 Aug;42(3):531-51 Review PMID 27431353


Shiboski CH, Shiboski SC, Seror R, Criswell LA, Latetoulle M, Lietman TM, Rasmussen A, Scofield H, Vitali C, Bowman SJ, Marriette X, International Sjögren’s Syndrome Criteria Working Group. 2016 American College of Rheumatology/European League Against Rheumatism classification criteria for primary Sjögren’s syndrome A consensus and data-driven methodology involving three international patient cohorts. Ann Rheum Dis 2017 Jan;76(1):9-16 Review.


Brito-Zeron P, Acar-Denizil N, Zeher M, Rasmussen A, Seror R, Theander E, Li S, Baldini C, Gottenberg JE, Danda D, Quartuccio L, Priori R, Hernandez-Molina G, Fruize AA, Valim V, Kvarnstrom M, Sene DGerli R, Praprotnik S, Isenbert D, Solans R, Rischmueller M, Kwork SK, Nordmark G, Suzuki Y, Giacomelli R, Devauchelle-Pensec V, Bombadieri M, Hofauer B, Bootsma H, Brun JG, Fraile G, Carsons SE, Gheita TA, Morel J, Vollenveider C, Atzeni F, Retamozo S, Horvath IF, Sivils K, Mandl T, Sandhya P, De Vita S, Canchez-Guerro J, van der Heijden E, Tresvisani VF, Wahren-Herlenius M, Mariette X, Ramos-Casals M; EULAR Task Force Big Data Consortium. Influence of geolocation and ethnicity on the phenotypic expression of primary Sjogren’s syndrome at diagnosis in 8310 patients: a cross-sectional study from the Big Data Sjogren Project Consortium. Ann Rheum Dis. 2017; Jun 76;(6):1042-1050 27899373


Maidhof A, Reiss AB, Kasselman LJ, Belilos E, Belostocki K, Rosenblum G, Bonetti L, Fazzari M, DeLeon J, Carsons, SE. Atherogenic Potency of Plasma from Persons with Autoimmune Rheumatic Disorders Comparative Effects on Cholesterol Flux in Human Macrophages. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017;69 (suppl10):964


Chokshi P, Olufemi A, Masani N, Fazzari M, Belilos E, Belostocki K, Rosenblum G, Abraham T, Shimonov D, Patel Z and Carsons SE. ANCA-Associated Vasculitis (AAV) in Younger Vs Older Patients: Comparison of Clinical, Serologic and Outcome Differences and Their Implications for Management. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017;69(suppl 10):1770


Retamozo S, Briton-Zeron P, Zeher M, Sivils KL, Seror R, Mandl T, Li X, Baldini C,Gottenberg J, Danda D, Priori R, Quartuccio L, et al. Epidemiologic Subsets Drive a Differentiated Clinical and Immunological Presentation of Primary Sjögren Syndrome: Analysis of 9302 Patients from the Big Data International Sjögren Cohort. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017;69(suppl 10):876


Fischer B, Zeher M, Ng W, Bombardieri M, Posch M, Papas AS, Farag AM, Daikeler T, Bannert B, Kivitz AJ, Carsons SE, Isenberg DA, Barone F, Bowman S, Espie P, Wieczorek G, Moulin P, Floch D, Dupuy C, Ren X, Faerber P, Wright AM, Ulrich Hockey H, Rotte M, Rush J, Gergely P. The Novel Anti-CD40 Monoclonal Antibody CFZ533 Shows Beneficial Effects in Patients with Primary Sjögren’s Syndrome: A Phase IIa Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Randomized Trial. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2017;69(suppl 10):1784.


Nonaillada, S. Shelov, G.Ayala, B Miyawaki, S. Carsons. Applying Self-Determination Theory (SDT) to Faculty Engagement for Curriculum Development. Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA) 2019 Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA April 3-5 2019


Nusbaum J, Mirza I, Shum J, Freilich R, Cohen R, Izmirly P, Pillinger M, Buyon J. Review: Sex Differences in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Accepted for publication, June 2019.


Francis A, Nusbaum J, Melendez Torres A, Spruill T, Buyon J, Mehta-Lee S. “Breastfeeding in the Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patient”. Lupus. Letter to the Editor. 2019 June; 28(7): 914-915.


Mongroo R, Varghese B, Carsons S. (2020) Treatment of Sjogren’s syndrome internal organ manifestations and constitutional symptoms In Frederick Vivino (Ed) Sjogren’s Syndrome 1st edition (pp 211-234) Amsterdam, Oxford and Cambridge, Elsevier B. V.


Fisher BA, Szanto A, Wan-Fai N, Bombardieri M, Posch M, Papas A, Farag A, Daikeler T, Bannert B, Kyburz D, Kivitz A, Carsons SE, et al. Assessment of the anti-CD-40 antibody iscalimab in patients with primary Sjogren’s syndrome: a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, proof-of-concept study. Lancet 2020. Doi:10.1016/S2665-9913(19)30135-3; Lancet rheumatology. 2020 2(3):E142-E152 (# 4541282)


Rapkiewicz, Amy V.; Mai, Xingchen; Carsons, Steven E.; Pittaluga, Stefania; Kleiner, David E.; Berger, Jeffrey S.; Thomas, Sarun; Adler, Nicole M.; Charytan, David M.; Gasmi, Billel; Hochman, Judith S.; Reynolds, Harmony R.. ‘Megakaryocytes and platelet-fibrin thrombi characterize multi-organ thrombosis at autopsy in COVID-19: A case series’. EClinicalMedicine. 2020 ():?-? (# 4543332) EClinicalMedicine. 2020 Jun 25;24:100434. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2020.100434. eCollection 2020 Jul.


Lee AS, Scofield RH, Hammitt KM, Gupta N, Thomas DE, Moua T, Ussavarungsi K, St. Clair EW, Meehan R, Dunleavy K, Makara M, Carsons SE, Carteron NL, Consensus Guidelines for Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Disease in Sjögren’s, CHEST (2020), doi: Lee AS, et al. Chest. 2020.


N.Acar-Denizli, I.-F. Horváth, T. Mandl, R. Priori, A. Vissink, G. Hernandez-Molina, B. Armagan, S. Praprotnik, A. Sebastian, E. Bartoloni, M. Rischmueller, S.G. Pasoto, G. Nordmark, H. Nakamura, V. Fernandes Moça Trevisani, S. Retamozo, S. Carsons, B. Maure-Noia, I.Sánchez-Berná, M. López-Dupla, E. Fonseca-Aizpuru, S. Melchor Díaz, M. Vázquez, P.E. Díaz Cuiza, B. de Miguel Campo, W.-F. Ng, A. Rasmussen, X. Dong, X. Li, C. Baldini, R. Seror, J.-E. Gottenberg, A.A. Kruize, P. Sandhya, S. Gandolfo, S.-K. Kwok, M. Kvarnstrom, R. Solans, D. Sene, Y. Suzuki, D.A. Isenberg, V. Valim, B. Hofauer, R. Giacomelli, V. Devauchelle-Pensec, F. Atzeni, T.A. Gheita, J. Morel, R. Izzo, U. Kalyoncu, A. Szántó, P.Olsson, H. Bootsma, M. Ramos-Casals, B. Kostov, P. Brito-Zerón for the Sjogren Big Data Consortium. Systemic phenotype related to primary Sjögren syndrome in 279 patients carrying isolated anti-La/SSB antibodies. Clin Exp Rheum, In Press Acar-Denizli N, et al. Clin Exp Rheumatol. 2020. PMID: 33095152


Belilos, Elise; Carsons, Steven; Mehta, Sonya. ‘What Is the Significance of Periarterial Temporal Small Vessel Inflammation (SVI) on Temporal Artery Biopsy (TAB) in the Diagnosis of Vasculitis? A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis’. Arthritis & Rheumatology. 2020 72(SI):- (# 4773122)


Mongroo, Rana; Chowdhury, Samira; Carsons, Steven. ‘Patients Seropositive for La/SSB Without Ro/SSA Differ from Those Displaying La/SSB with Ro/SSA in a Single Center Sjogren’s Cohort’. Arthritis & Rheumatology. 2020 72(SI):- (# 4773112)


Ayala, Gladys M; Rapkiewicz, Amy V; Carsons, Steven E; Shelov, Steven P. ‘New York University Long Island School of Medicine’. Academic medicine. 2020 95(9S) A Snapshot of Medical Student Ed):S353-S357 (# 4794762)


Karten, A; Vernice, NA; Renna, HA; Carsons, SE; DeLeon, J; Pinkhasov, A; Gomolin, I H; Glass, Daniel S; Reiss, Allison B; Kasselman, Lora J. ‘Effect of oxytocin on lipid accumulation under inflammatory conditions in human macrophages’. Experimental & molecular pathology. 2021 ( ):104604- (# 4746722)


Baer A, Calabrese C, Carsons SE….Sjogren’s Foundation – Sjogren’s and COVID-19 Vaccination Statement.; Jan. 8, 2021

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island’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. Residents participate in the care of a diverse group of patients and have the opportunity to work with colleagues from varied backgrounds. NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 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 accommodations, are available at market rates in apartment buildings and residential homes within close proximity to the NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island campus. Any house staff member may apply for the housing lottery. PGY 1 and PGY 2 residents receive priority.


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.

2021-2022 Annual Salary
PGY 1 $70,000
PGY 2 $73,000
PGY 3 $76,000
PGY 4 $79,000
PGY 5 $82,000
PGY 6 $85,000
PGY 7 $88,500
PGY 8 $92,000

House Staff Lounge

NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island’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.


NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island 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 Langone Hospital—Long Island 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 Langone Hospital—Long Island 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 Langone Hospital—Long Island’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 Langone Hospital—Long Island 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 Langone Hospital—Long Island 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 Langone Hospital—Long Island. Residents and fellows take advantage of the opportunity enjoy the myriad of cultural, social, and professional activities in New York City. Additionally, NYU Langone Hospital—Long Island’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.

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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.

Elise Belilos, MD

Elise Belilos, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Section Head, Rheumatology, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology

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Elise Belilos, MD
Fellowship Program Director
Section Head, Rheumatology, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology

120 Mineola Blvd.
Suite 410
Mineola, NY 11501

Debra Famigletti
Program Coordinator
Applications for fellowship accepted through ERAS

120 Mineola Blvd.
Suite 410
Mineola, NY 11501

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