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Northwell Health offers a two-year independent fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. This certified program is designed to expose the physician in training with extensive experience in both the outpatient and inpatient surgical management of gynecologic disorders using the full arsenal of minimally invasive techniques. The physicians within the Division of Gynecology have been leaders in the field of advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgery for nearly two decades and established one of the first robotic gyn surgery programs in the region.  

The fellows are integrated into the resident teaching schedule including both didactic and simulation training offered in the laparoscopic training facility. The fellows also serve as faculty in training programs presented at the Bioskills Education Center, Northwell Health's surgical education facility.  In addition, the fellow will be provided ample time to complete required research endeavors and have the opportunity to take graduate level courses at the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine.

Areas of expertise include infertility, high-risk pregnancy, urological disorders, gynecological cancers and other obstetrical/gynecological issues.

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Application process

Applicants interested in the minimally invasive gynecologic surgery fellowship program should apply through the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists portal. For detailed information on how to apply for this postgraduate program, download the program requirements document


Michael Leslie Nimaroff, MD

Chief of Division - Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Minimally InvasiveGynecologic Surgery, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Chief of Division - Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery of Obstetrics & Gynecology, North Shore University Hospital, Vice Chairman of Obstetrics & Gynecology, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Obstetrics and Gynecology

Steven F. Palter, MD

Specialties: Reproductive Endo / Infertility, Obstetrics and Gynecology