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Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology & Oncology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center

The pediatric hematology and oncology fellowship program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center is a three-year Pediatric Sub Board approved fellowship designed for individuals who plan to pursue a full-time career in academic pediatric hematology and oncology. The program provides a broad clinical experience as well as significant research opportunities. Special research interests, whether clinical or in basic science, is met through the resources of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research (FIMR) as well as those of the division.

The clinical fellow training is best accomplished through primary responsibility for patient care, which is the emphasis of the first year. Fellows develop a cadre of primary patients for whom they act as the primary oncologist over the duration of their training program. They take responsibility for all aspects of their care under the supervision of attending physicians. They are responsible for supervision of residents on the inpatient service and are expected to take meticulous, detail-oriented care of their patients. Self-initiated learning and teaching of residents is then complemented by case-based attending teaching on rounds as well a core curriculum and several weekly conferences.


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 pediatric hematology and oncology training program at Cohen Children’s Medical Center 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. 

Faculty

Program director

Mark Peter Atlas, MD

Specialties: Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Pediatrics

Additional faculty

Jeffrey M. Lipton, MD, PhD

Chief of Division - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Specialties: Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology / Oncology

Lawrence C. Wolfe, MD

Specialties: Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Pediatrics, Hospice / Palliative Medicine

Arlene Sara Redner, MD

Specialties: Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Pediatrics

Joel Aaron Brochstein, MD

Associate Chief - Hematology/Oncology of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Specialties: Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Pediatrics

Suchitra Shridhar Acharya, MD, MBBS

Specialties: Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Pediatrics

Carolyn Fein Levy, MD

Specialties: Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Pediatrics

Jonathan Davi Fish, MD

Specialties: Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Pediatrics

Johnson M. Liu, MD

Specialties: Hematology, Medical Oncology, Internal Medicine

Indira Sahdev, MD

Head of Section - CCMC, Stem Cell Transplantation of Pediatrics - Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Specialties: Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Pediatrics, Surgery

Adrianna Vlachos, MD

Specialties: Pediatric Hematology / Oncology, Pediatrics