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Boston University Medical Center Program

Address
Boston University School of Medicine
Allergy Fellowship Program
715 Albany Street, R-304
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 638-5227
Email: kathyw@bu.edu
Website: http://www.bumc.bu.edu/pulmonary/fellowships/allergyfellowship/

Program Director
Frederic F. Little, MD
Email: flittle@bu.edu

Assistant Director, Education and Curriculum
Praveen Govender, MD
Phone: (318) 675-7625
Email: prgovend@bu.edu

Program Coordinator
Kathy Adamson
Phone: (617) 638-4862
Email: kathyw@bu.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The major goals of the expanding Boston University Program are to provide clinical and research training in adult and pediatric allergy and immunology in an urban tertiary care medical center. Additional experience is obtained in the unique population of the West Roxbury Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

We aim to prepare individuals with a broad training in adult and pediatric A/I for careers in academics and in the community. The Program has strong outpatient clinical allergy-immunology training as well as excellent research opportunities. A minimum of 6 months of protected research time is spent with one of numerous mentors from the basic science immunology, translational research, or full-time A&I program faculty. A broad spectrum of potential projects are available and the faculty is experienced in helping trainees proceed though successful initiation, completion, and presentation of a research project.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1

Duration of Fellowship
2 years, with option for 3rd year with research focus for selected individuals

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
Academic Practice/Research: 2; Private Practice: 3

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
Yes, with Pulmonary or Pulmonary/CCM. Interested individuals should contact the Programs in advance.

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes, by special request on an individual basis.

Special Requirements
ABIM Board Eligibility; Combined ABIM/ABP (Med-Peds) trained residents are encouraged to apply.

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Brigham and Women's Hospital Program

Address
BWH Allergy and Immunology, Attn: Joanne Miccille
60 Fenwood Rd., Rm. 3032A
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 525-1300
Fax: (617) 525-1310
Email; jmiccile@bwh.harvard.edu
Website: http://www.brighamandwomens.org/Departments_and_Services/medicine/services/rheumatology/Medical/allergytraining.aspx

Training Program Director
Paige Wickner, MD
Phone: (617) 525-1232
Email: pwickner@bwh.harvard.edu

Associate Training Program Director
David Hong, MD
Phone: (617) 525-7838
Email: dhong@partners.org

Program Coordinator
Theresa Watkins
Phone: (617) 525-1317
Email: tjwatkins@bwh.harvard.edu

Program Administrator
Joanne Miccile
Phone: (617) 525-1300
Email: jmiccile@rics.bwh.harvard.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The Brigham & Women’s Hospital training program in Allergy & Immunology has consistently trained leaders in our specialty field for over 50 years. Trainees receive intense clinical training in the 1st year through inpatient and outpatient rotations at our institution, one of the main teaching hospitals of Harvard Medical School. Cross-training is also conducted in partnership with Children’s Hospital of Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Institute. Fellows are expected to conduct mentored research in their 2nd and 3rd years and are funded through an NIH T32 training grant with the goal of launching careers in academic medicine.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2

Duration of Fellowship
3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
11 academic, 1 industry, 1 part time academic/part time private practice

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
n/a

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
n/a

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Children's Hospital Program

Address
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 919-2489
Fax: (617) 730-0310

Program Director
Lynda C. Schneider, MD
Phone: (617) 355-6180
Email: Lynda.schneider@childrens.harvard.edu

Program Coordinator
Natasha Boyd
Phone: (617) 919-2489
Email: Natasha.Boyd@childrens.harvard.edu

Co-Director
Hans Oettgen, MD, PhD
Phone: (617) 919-2489
Email: hans.oettgen@childrens.harvard.edu

Program Administrator
Jeanne Testa
Phone: (617) 355-2593
Email: jeanne.testa@childrens.harvard.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The goal of this Fellowship program is to prepare interested and motivated physicians to become leaders in academic allergy, immunology and rheumatology. In the course of three years, fellows in training are exposed to a comprehensive clinical experience coupled with intensive research training. Graduates of the program acquire highly specialized clinical skills and refined laboratory skills in cellular, biochemical and molecular genetic techniques that allow them to pursue careers as outstanding clinicians and productive physician scientists. A detailed description of the program is available at childrenshospital.org/centers-and-services/departments-and-divisions/division-of-allergy-and-immunology/clinician-resources

Trainees Accepted Each Year
3

Duration of Fellowship
3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
11 (8 academic positions, 3 A/I practice)

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
None

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
None

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Massachusetts General Hospital Program

Address
Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinical Immunology & Allergy Units
55 Fruit Street-Cox 201
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: (617) 726-6495
Fax: (617) 724-0239
Email: kmferreira@partners.org
Website: http://www.massgeneral.org/allergy/education/

Program Director
Aleena Banerji, MD
Phone: (617) 726-3850
Email: abanerji@mgh.harvard.edu

Program Coordinator
Karen Ferreira
Phone: (617) 726-6495
Email: kmferreira@partners.org

Major Goals of Training Program
The goal of the Massachusetts General Hospital fellowship program in allergy and immunology is to prepare physicians to become leaders in academic allergy and immunology. The program seeks to develop clinical and scientific excellence in the areas of allergy and immunology by providing a strong academic experience through didactic, clinical and research training. The trainee receives a comprehensive clinical experience in both adult and pediatric allergy and immunology and also undertakes subspecialty rotations in dermatology, pulmonary, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, and diagnostic laboratory immunology. The majority of the clinical training is provided within Massachusetts General Hospital and at the neighboring Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Additional pediatric experience is provided at Children's Hospital Boston. The Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology at Massachusetts General Hospital includes a new state-of-the-art Center for Immunology and Inflammatory Diseases, which serves as a valuable scientific resource for the Allergy and Immunology trainees. Research in the Center focuses on the regulation of immune and inflammatory responses in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. Areas of particular interest include autoimmunity, MHC-peptide-T cell interactions, dendritic cell biology, cytokine and chemokine biology and signaling, and leukocyte trafficking in allergic diseases and asthma. Each trainee will receive exposure to rigorous scientific training during the conduct an independent laboratory basic science or clinical research project under faculty supervision. The fellowship program requires a minimum 2-year commitment but is more fully suited to trainees with longer commitments to training.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2

Duration of Fellowship
2-3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
10 (8 academic, 2 private)

Application Deadline
Please refer to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website for fellowship match information in regards to the fellowship timeline, application deadlines and additional important dates.

Joint Residency (Fellowship) Availability
No

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes - from internal residency program only

Special Requirements
Eligibility for ABIM or ABP

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