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Fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center

The Fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at Cohen Children’s Medical Center, one of only 21 ACGME-accredited programs in the United States, is a three-year program that prepares trainees for American Board of Pediatrics, Rheumatology Sub-board certification, and a career in academic pediatric rheumatology.

Trainees have precepted inpatient and outpatient responsibilities at two tertiary care medical centers: Cohen Children's Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital. Increasing supervisory and educational responsibility over the three years, as well as more protected time in research, is built into the program.

Didactic teaching in basic immunology, autoimmunity, connective tissue biology, and in the clinical subjects of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, scleroderma, vasculitis, and pain syndromes occurs on a regular basis. The program works closely with multiple other specialties and regular conferences/journal clubs are scheduled including those with radiology, pathology, orthopedics and nephrology.

In order to provide a wider range of knowledge and exposure to experts in the fields of clinical rheumatology and bench top research in immunology and rheumatology combined conferences (i.e., rheumatology grand rounds, journal clubs and research topics) with adult rheumatology and researchers at the Feinstien Institutes are scheduled regularly.

There is a special curriculum in research methods and ethics. The research interests of the faculty include, disease outcome studies, atherosclerosis prevention, pain assessment and treatment, treatment of lupus and novel therapies (including biologic) in the pediatric rheumatic disease. Trainees are also given the opportunity to work in a number of basic laboratories with interests in autoimmunity and immunogenetics through the Feinstein Institutes at North Shore University Hospital. There is a requirement for completion of a hypothesis-driven, clinical or basic research project.

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 rheumatology 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. 

For more information contact:

Beth Gottlieb, MD, Program Director
Phone: (718) 470-3530
Email: [email protected]


Program director

Beth Susan Gottlieb, MD

Chief of Division of Pediatrics - Pediatric Rheumatology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Chief of Division of Pediatrics - Pediatric Rheumatology, North Shore University Hospital

Specialties: Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatrics