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Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center (NS/LIJ)

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you and to provide you with information about our graduate training program. One of the most important decisions in your professional and personal life is choosing a training program to foster your career goals. We are pleased and excited to tell you about our training program and trust that it will fulfill the needs of young physicians interested in pursuing an intellectually and stimulating career in maternal-fetal medicine.

It is the goal of the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine of Northwell Health to train fellows for careers in academic medicine and in the skills necessary to function as independent consultants in maternal-fetal medicine. These goals are achieved through a series of didactic lectures and conferences, extensive clinical experience and a broad range of clinical and basic science research opportunities. Fellows will become adept at procedures integral to the practice of maternal-fetal medicine, including targeted ultrasound, chorionic villlus sampling, fetal echocardiography, cordocentesis and fetal transfusion.

The health system, through its affiliate hospitals, is responsible for approximately 30,000 deliveries annually, with almost 14,000 at the two tertiary centers. At each tertiary institution yearly, there are over 80 maternal transports, and at each site over 40,000 obstetrical ultrasounds and prenatal procedures are performed. Rotations are offered in genetics, medical intensive care, obstetrical anesthesia and neonatology (at Cohen Children's Medical Center, a tertiary care, 154-bed children's hospital).

Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue either clinical or basic science scholarly research under the tutelage of mentors experienced in clinical or basic science research, available on campus at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research. The Institute ranks in the top 6 percent of independent research institutions funded by the National Institutes of Health. For those interested in further training in basic science research, there is availability for the pursuit of a PhD. There is also an opportunity to pursue a Masters in Public Health or a Certificate in Medical Ethics

We believe our program provides a unique blend of extraordinary clinical and research opportunities. Located in a beautiful area to live and work in, it is in close proximity to New York City. We look forward to having you visit us and working with you on fulfilling your goals.


Burton Rochelson, MD
Program Director

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 Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital & Long Island Jewish Medical Center (NS/LIJ) should apply through the electronic residency application service (ERAS).

The ERAS Post Office closes on May 31. At that time the servers are purged of all applications and supporting documents.

Additional requirements are:

  • Current CV
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement

Application packages may be submitted by:

Burton Rochelson, MD
Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship Program
North Shore University Hospital
300 Community Drive
Manhasset, NY 11030

Fax: (516) 562-2829
Email: [email protected]

Program policies

Moonlighting policy

Recognizing that this need can exist, the Graduate Medical Education Committee of our institution has established the following policy for resident and fellow participation in sanctioned moonlighting:

Only fellows who have been pre-approved for sanctioned moonlighting by their Fellowship Director/Department Chairman are eligible and may choose to participate in such arrangements. Approval and oversight of sanctioned moonlighting must be in compliance with New York State 405 Regulations, ACGME Institutional and Program Requirements, and institutional policies pertinent to resident duty hours and supervision. Fellows who are eligible to participate in sanctioned moonlighting must complete the Moonlighting Inventory Form and file it with the Program Director.

Leave policy

The Fellowship Director must approve any leave of absence in advance. No leave of absence will extend the term of this agreement beyond its original term without the prior express written approval of the Fellowship Director. All time away from formal graduate medical education, other than scheduled vacation, may lead to a shortfall in the time needed to complete the requirements of both the residency program and the respective specialty board. In such situations, additional months of training may be necessary. As per the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology regulations, the fellow must complete 32 out of 36 months during the fellowship period.

Training locations


Program director

Burton L. Rochelson, MD

Chief of Division of Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Maternal / Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology