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Boston University Medical Center Program

Address
Boston University School of Medicine
Pulmonary Center
715 Albany Street, R 304
Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 638-4933
Fax: (617) 536-8093

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

Instructor in Medicine
Praveen Govender, MD
Email: prgovend@bu.edu

Major Goals of Training Program
This program provides clinical and research training in adult and pediatric allergy and immunology in an urban medical center. Additional time is spent in otolaryngology and dermatology with opportunity for rheumatology and infectious disease electives. This program has strong outpatient clinical allergy-immunology training as well as excellent research opportunities. A minimum of 12 months of protected research time is spent with one of numerous mentors from the basic science immunology 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
1-2

Duration of Fellowship
3 years preferred

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
Academic research: 5; Private practice: 1

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

Electives for Residents and Students
Yes

Special Requirements
ABP or ABIM eligibility

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Brigham and Women's Hospital Program

Address
Smith Building, 6th floor
One Jimmy Fund Way
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 525-1300
Fax: (617) 525-1310

Director
Mariana Castells, MD, PhD
Email: mcastells@partners.org

Program Coordinator
Joanne Miccile
Phone: 617-525-1300
Fax: 617-525-1310
Email: jmiccile@rics.bwh.harvard.edu

Co-Director
Paige G. Wickner, MD
Email: pwickner@partners.org

Major Goals of Training Program
The objective of this training program is to provide an opportunity for each resident (fellow) to develop clinical and scientific excellence in the area of allergy and immunology. This objective is met by combining an in-depth research experience in immunology with a broad clinical experience in allergy and immunology, plus rotation in related subspecialty disciplines. This requires a minimum of a two-year commitment but is more fully met with a three- to five-year commitment.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
2-3

Duration of Fellowship
3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
13 (11 academic, 2 clinical)

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
Acceptance into an immunology basic science program in the Division of Rheumatology, Immunology and Allergy at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Mandatory: Cross-training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital

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Children's Hospital Program

Address
300 Longwood Avenue, Fegan 6
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-919-2489
Fax: 617-730-0310

Program Director
Lynda C. Schneider, MD
Phone: 617-355-6180
Fax: 617-730-0310
Email: Lynda.schneider@childrens.harvard.edu

Program Coordinator
June Baranow
Phone: 617-919-2489
Fax: 617-730-0310
Email: june.baranow@childrens.harvard.edu

Co-Director
Hans Oettgen, MD, PhD
Phone: 617-919-2489
Fax: 617-730-0310
Email: hans.oettgen@childrens.harvard.edu

Program Administrator
Jeanne Testa
Phone: 617-355-2593
Fax: 617-730-0310
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 on the WWW at http://web1.tch.harvard.edu/allergy/feltr.html.

Trainees Accepted Each Year
3

Duration of Fellowship
3 years

Number of Graduates Last 5 Years and Subsequent Career Choice
24

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 2014
Boston, MA 02114-2696
Phone: 617-726-6495
Fax: 617-724-0239
Email: aalong@partners.org or kmferreira@partners.org

Program Director
Aidan A. Long, MD
Phone: 617-726-3850
Fax: 617-724-0239
Email: aalong@partners.org

Co-Director
Aleena Banerji, MD
Phone: 617-726-3850
Fax: 617-724-0239
Email: abanerji@partners.org

Program Coordinator
Karen Ferreira
Phone: 617-726-6495
Fax: 617-724-0239
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
7 (6 academic, 1 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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