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Albany Medical Center Program

Address
176 Washington Avenue Extension
Suite 102
Albany, NY 12203
Phone: (518) 264-2510
Fax: (518) 264-2520
Email: celestj@mail.amc.edu

Program Director
Jocelyn Celestin, MD
Phone: (518) 264-2510
Email: celestj@mail.amc.edu

Program Coordinator
Michelle Snavely
Phone: (518) 262-6858
Email: BrozowM@mail.amc.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
Our program offers to board certified/eligible medicine or pediatric trainees, expertise in the clinical management and translational research of allergic and immunological diseases both in adults and children. The two-year program consists of rotations in a busy academic allergy and immunology practice, a large private allergy practice and in-hospital consult services at Albany Medical Center, the leading academic hospital in Northeastern New York. Electives are available in pulmonary medicine, rheumatology, gastroenterology, infectious diseases and HIV medicine. A continuous 6 month rotation in clinical or translational research in food allergy, asthma or allergic inflammation is an integral part of the program. Trainees are required to complete a research project before graduation, suitable to be presented at a national meeting and/or published in a peer-reviewed journal. Those who are seriously considering an academic career may elect to do a third year of training dedicated mainly to research leading to a junior faculty training/developing investigator grant.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2

Duration of Fellowship
2 year

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
Medicine, Pediatrics, Medicine/Pediatrics

Electives for Residents and Students
Pulmonary Medicine, Rheumatology, Gastroenterology, Private allergy practice, Infectious Disease and HIV Medicine

Special Requirements
Board certification or eligibility in Pediatrics or Medicine

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Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Program


Address
1525 Blondell Avenue Suite 101
Bronx, NY 10461
Phone: (718) 405-8530
Fax: (718) 405-8533
Email: gelia@montefiore.org
Website: http://www.einstein.yu.edu/departments/pediatrics/divisions/allergy-immunology/fellowship/

Program Director
Arye Rubinstein, MD, PhD
Phone: (718) 405 8531
Email: ARubinst@Montefiore.org

Co-Director
Larry J. Bernstein, MD
Phone: (718) 405-8530
Email: labernst@montefiore.org

Administrator
Marcy Sedlacek PhD
Phone: (718) 405-8530 x 2250
Email: MSedlace@montefiore.org

Coordinator
Nicole Karcich
Phone: (718) 405-8530 Ext 2203
Email: Nkarcich@montefiore.org

Major Goals of Training Program

  • Independently identify, diagnose, and mange patients with a wide spectrum of allergic and immune disorders.
  • Provide consultation services to other medical providers
  • Provide education and awareness about allergic and immune diseases to primary care physicians, medical practitioners, trainees and the community.
  • Successfully pass the Certifying Examination
  • Constantly strive to increase medical knowledge in our specialty to keep up to date with the most current research in Allergy &  Immunology


Trainees Accepted Each Year
2-3

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
12; 6 of our graduates have pursued academic and clinically focused careers in major institutions nation-wide.  While 6 have chosen to join or build their own private practices.

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

Special Requirements
3 years residency in Pediatrics or Medicine

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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Program

Address
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1425 Madison Avenue, Suite 11-20
New York, New York 10029
Phone: 212-659-9261
Fax: 212-987-5593
Email: Charlotte.cunningham-rundles@mssm.edu
Website: icahn.mssm.edu/departments-and institutes/

Program Director
Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles, MD, PhD
Phone: (212) 659-9243
Email: Charlotte.cunningham-rundles@mssm.edu

Associate Director
Shradha Agarwal, MD
Phone: (212) 659-8113
Email: Shradha.agarwal@mssm.edu

Associate Director
Julie Wang, MD
Phone: (212) 241-5548
Email: Julie.wang@mssm.edu

Program Administrator
Zaida Newman
Phone: (212) 659-9401
Email: Zaida.newman@mssm.edu

Program Coordinator
Ruth Hernandez
Phone: (212) 659-9261
Email: Ruth.hernandez@mssm.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
Broad clinical exposure to allergic and immunologic mediated diseases. Strong emphasis on primary immunodeficiency, diseases, food allergy, hypersensitivity, and asthma.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
3

Duration of Fellowship
2 (optional non-ACGME 3rd year)

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
2011- 2015  20  Graduates: Academic Medicine, Industry and 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
Pediatrics/Medicine

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes, Rheumatology, Dermatology, Pulmonary Medicine, ENT, Private Practice

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New York Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia Campus) Program

Address
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
630 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 342-2845
Fax: (212) 305-8464
Email: pulmona@medicine1.cpmc.columbia.edu
Program Website: http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/pulmonary/fellowships/Allergy-and-Immunology

Program Director
Rachel Miller, MD
Phone: (212) 305-7759
Email: rlm14@cumc.columbia.edu

Associate Director
Stephen M. Canfield, MD, PhD
Phone: (212) 305-6086
Email: smc12@cumc.columbia.edu

Program Coordinator
Alexandra Meyer
Phone: (212) 342-2845
Email: agm2168@cumc.columbia.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
This program offers in-depth experience in pediatric and adult clinical allergic diseases and immunology including an emphasis on asthma and allergic mechanisms, immunodeficiency and food allergy. In addition, all fellows will engage in a basic or clinical laboratory experience with one or more host investigators. The program has a record of training successful physician scientists.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1

Duration of Fellowship
2 - 3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
5 (academic medicine and 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
Yes

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
ABIM or ABP eligible

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Hofstra Northwell SCHool of Medicine Program

Address
865 Northern Boulevard, Suite 101
Great Neck, NY 11021
Phone: (516) 622-5070
Fax: (516) 622-5060
Email: bonagura@lij.edu
Website: northshorelij.com/ccmcny/ccmcny-our-services/ccmcny-allergy

Program Director
Vincent R. Bonagura, MD
Phone: (516) 622-5061
Email: vbonagura@northwell.edu

Assistant Program Director
Punita Ponda, MD
Phone: (516) 622-5190
Email: pponda@nshs.edu

Medical Secretary
Pat Bittner
Phone: (516) 622-5201
Email: pbittner@nshs.edu

Fellowship Liaison
Marcia White
Phone: (516) 470-5277
Email: mwhite2@nshs.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
1. Acquire clinical skills in identifying and treating children and adults with atopic diseases including asthma, eczema, allergic rhinitis, drug or food allergy, and with primary or secondary immune deficiency diseases.
2. Perform clinical or basic science investigation of patients or animal models of atopic or allergic disease.
3. Acquire and master the skill sets that address the 6 competencies and demonstrate proficiencies in the milestones associated with the practice of inpatient and outpatient allergy and immunology.
4. Acquire expertise in basic and clinical immunology.   

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2

Duration of Fellowship
2 - 3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
14 graduates. 6 academic faculty, 8 clinical faculty in practice associated with A&I training program teaching and clinical research. 

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
Adult or Pediatric Rheumatology

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes. ENT, DERM, Adult/Peds Rheum, Adult/Peds Pulmonary, Radiology, Basic Science (immunology) research

Special Requirements
Completion of 3 years prior training in Pediatrics or Internal Medicine

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SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program

Address
Medicine Track:
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 50
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Pediatric Track:
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 49
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Program Director (Medicine Track)
Rauno Joks , MD
Phone: (718) 270-2156
Email: rauno.joks@downstate.edu

Co-Director (Pediatric Track)
H. Moallem, MD
Phone: (718) 270-1908

Associate Program Director
Maria-Anna Vastardi, MD
Email: knmv@yahoo.com

Major Goals of Training Program
The State University of New York at Brooklyn, Allergy/Immunology training program is a conjoint pediatric/medicine program designed to train board eligible or board certified pediatric and medical post graduates in the broad disciplines of allergy and clinical immunology. While most residents will direct their efforts toward gaining these skills for careers in the private practice of allergy and immunology.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1 Pediatric; 1 Medicine

Duration of Fellowship
Basic program, 2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
Pediatrics: 3 (private practice); Medicine: 3 (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.

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
Eligibility for ABP or ABAI

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University at Buffalo Program

Address
Allergy/Clinical Immunology Division
The Women's and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
219 Bryant Street
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-7867
Fax: (716) 878-7185
Email: hkm@buffalo.edu
Program Website: http://medicine.buffalo.edu/pediatrics/education/fellowships/allergy.html

Director
Heather K. Lehman, MD
Phone: (716) 878-7867
Email: hkm@buffalo.edu 

Co-Director
Mark F. Sands, MD
Phone: (716) 862-8545
Email: mfsands@buffalo.edu

Fellowship Program Administrator
Maria Prokop
Phone: (716) 878-7867
Email: mprokop@upa.chob.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
Our two-year fellowship is fully integrated in both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Pediatrics, with significant cross-training in pediatric and adult allergy and clinical immunology.

This cross-departmental collaboration allows for strong clinical training and excellent research opportunities spanning the broad spectrum of allergic and immunologic medicine (asthma, food allergy, atopic dermatitis, primary immunodeficiencies and other allergic conditions).

Our fellows gain valuable clinical and research experience in the fields of allergy and clinical immunology. We provide all fellows with opportunities to apply immunologic theories, principles and techniques to the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of a broad spectrum of allergic and immunologic diseases.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1 Pediatric/1-2 Medicine

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
12 graduates: 3 academic, 9 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
No

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
None

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University of Rochester Program

Address
P.O. Box 695
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: (716) 275-2891
Fax: (716) 442-3214
Email: john_looney@urmc.rochester.edu

Program Director
John Looney, MD

Co-Director
Kirsi M. Jarvinen-Seppo, MD PhD
Email: kirsi_jarvinen-seppo@URMC.Rochester.edu

Co-Director
Carolina Marcus, MD
Email: carolina_marcus@urmc.rochester.edu

Program Coordinator
Phyllis Ives
Phone: (585) 273-4670
Email: phyllis_ives@urmc.rochester.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
The objectives of this program are to provide the trainee with the experience, information, and attitudes which will allow him or her to become a skilled clinician and clinical scientist in the extremely broad arena into which the specialty of allergy/immunology has evolved. We intend to prepare the trainee to function as a subspecialist in primary, secondary, and tertiary care of patients with diseases involving the immunologic system; to enable the trainee to pass these skills on to others via clinical or academic teaching; and to enable the trainee to appreciate, interpret and perform research in Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

This program is predominantly based in the Department of Medicine, with most trainees having internal medicine backgrounds. The major clinical experience is in true clinical immunology, spanning the usual atopic disease spectrum as well as extensive exposure to a broad range of immunologically mediated diseases, including autoimmune diseases, vasculitis, and immunodeficiency states. Excellent pediatric cross training is provided by Drs. Robert Schwartz, Robert Holzhauer, Mariola Kubisca, and Clement Ren.

The hospital operates a diagnostic Clinical Immunology Laboratory which provides most of the common immunologic assays for the medical center and the community, affording further opportunities for learning and a good source of material for clinical studies.

We also offer a three-year combined training program in Allergy/Immunology and Rheumatology, since our unit combines both sub-specialties.

Participation in the research activities of the unit is required of all trainees. An additional year or more of training in research skills is strongly encouraged for trainees considering an academic career.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1 or 2

Duration of Fellowship
2-3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
1996-2000: 7 (4 academic, 3 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
AI & Rheumatology

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
Eligibility for ABIM or ABP

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Winthrop-University Hospital Program

Address
120 Mineola Boulevard
Suite 410
Mineola, NY 11501
Phone: (516) 663-2097
Fax: (516) 663-2946
Email: Pdiaz@winthrop.org
Website: www.winthrop.org

Program Director
Luz Fonacier, MD
Phone: (516) 663-2097
Email: lfonacier@winthrop.org

Assistant Program Director, Fellowship Program
Marcella Aquino, MD
Phone: (516) 663-2097
Email: maquino@winthrop.org

Director of Clinical Immunology
Mark Davis-Lorton, MD
Phone: (516) 663-2097
Email: mdlorton@winthrop.org

Academic Coordinator
Patricia Diaz
Phone: (516) 663-4753
Email: Pdiaz@winthrop.org

Major Goals of Training Program
The mission of the WUH Allergy and Immunology Training Program (AITP) is to provide 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.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
1

Duration of Fellowship
2 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
5, all in 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
No

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
Eligibility for ABIM or ABP

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