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Fellowship in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at Cohen Children’s Medical Center


Medical training is a period of rigorous development. Striking a balance between your personal and professional responsibilities is essential to your success. We encourage residents to take advantage of the many free and low-cost events in New York City and Long Island, such as apple picking on Long Island or street festivals in the city.

Housing, salary, & benefits

Housing is not available to Northwell Health fellows. There are many services to assist in finding apartments around your training hospital, including Street Easy, Curbed, and Trulia.

Members of the house staff have a choice of plans under medical, dental, vision, supplemental short-term disability, long-term disability, supplemental life insurance/accidental death and dismemberment, and flexible spending accounts. All plans are eligible on the first date of employment, and the cost of coverage is largely employer-subsidized. In addition, the following are provided to members of the house staff:

  • Employer-paid Basic Life Insurance/AD&D at 1½ times pay up to $500,000
  • Salary continuation during disability for up to 12 weeks and 50 percent Short-Term Disability thereafter at no cost to the employee
  • 60 percent Long-Term Disability provided at no cost to the employee

Members of the house staff are entitled to 20 days of paid time off (PTO) each contract year. These 20 days must be used during the period covered by the contract and may not be carried into subsequent years. To learn more about benefits offered, download our resident resource guide.

House staff compensation package 2015

Program level

Base salary







Fellowship start date is 7/1/2016.

Cost of living

Living in the New York-metro area is expensive. In considering a move to New York City, it is important to weigh the cost of living against the many educational and cultural advantages of living here. The following table lists average estimated monthly living expenses based upon reasonable expenditures. You may incur additional expenses that are not covered, such as the purchase of a computer, medical expenses not covered by insurance or conference expenses.



Utilities (including telephone, internet, gas, water, etc.)


Public transportation




Personal care


Child care (1 child)


Current trainees

The fellows in the neonatal-perinatal medicine training program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center come from around the world. Our trainees bring with them a wealth of experiences and aspirations that strengthens the care we provide and the educational offerings. Our fellows have gone on to fulfilling careers in hospital-based or community practices, as well as academic medicine.

Fellow Profile Summer 2015*


Total number of PGY-4 fellows


Total number of program fellows


Percentage of female trainees



First-year work & educational schedule Summer 2015*


Average hours per week on duty


Maximum consecutive hours on duty


Average number of 24-hour off-duty periods per week


Average hours per week of regularly scheduled lectures


Training at hospital outpatient clinics


*all information as of August 2015

Job placement

Dr. Vanessa Batista-Flores

2015 North Shore-LIJ Health System

Dr. Angela Leon-Hernandez

2014 Emory University, Atlanta

Dr. Liliana Morales

2015 Akron Children’s Hospital

Dr. Lynn Palmeri

2015 Sheridan Healthcare, Florida

Dr. Kimberly Remedios

2014 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Dr. Winston Sheen

2015 University of Florida, Jacksonville

Dr. Sam Shukla

2015 University of Florida, Jacksonville