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Fellowship in Pediatric Allergy & Immunology at Cohen Children's Medical Center

Northwell Health offers a two-year fellowship training program in allergy and immunology leading to board certification. Fellows have the opportunity to train at three health system locations – Cohen Children’s Medical Center, North Shore University Hospital, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. This includes didactic clinical experiences in both adult and pediatric allergy, primary and secondary immunodeficiency, laboratory methodology, and basic immunologic research.

The program includes daily teaching rounds, weekly outpatient post clinical reviews, journal club, and formal and informal didactic teaching sessions from the educational core of the training program curriculum.

This nationally recognized training program is designed to provide extensive training in clinical and basic science research and laboratory methodology that is necessary for a successful clinical and academic career in allergy and immunology.

Cohen Children’s is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to meet the special needs of children, from premature babies to adolescents.

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Application process

Applicants interested in the Fellowship in Pediatric and Adult Allergy & Immunology at Northwell Health should apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in general pediatrics is mandatory for admission to this program.

Essential application information includes:

  • Universal application
  • Personal statement
  • At least three (3) letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation must be less than six (6) months old.
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcript
  • Medical school transcript
  • Updated curriculum vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from program director

Only applicants who have passed USMLE examination STEP 1 and 2 on the first attempt should apply. Only completed applications with all supporting documentation will be reviewed. 

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Program director

Vincent R. Bonagura, MD

Chief of Division of Pediatrics - Pediatric Allergy/Immunology & Asthma, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Chief of Division of Pediatrics - Pediatric Allergy-Immunology & Asthma, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology, Diagnostic Lab Immunology

Additional faculty

Sherry Farzan, MD

Specialties: Allergy and Immunology, Internal Medicine

Blanka Kaplan, MD

Specialties: Allergy and Immunology, Pediatric Allergy / Immunology

Punita Ponda, MD

Specialties: Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics

David Walter Rosenthal, PhD, DO

Specialties: Allergy and Immunology

Artemio Miguel Jongco, MD, MPH, PhD

Specialties: Pediatric Allergy / Immunology, Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunology