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Rheumatology

Division Chief: Ellen M. Ginzler, MD, MPH
Address: 450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 42
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Telephone: 718 270-1662
Fax: 718 270-1562
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Number of first year fellows 2 first year
Number of second year fellows 2 second year
Number of faculty 7 (recruiting an 8th)
Hospitals fellows rotate to Kings County Hospital, University Hospital of Brooklyn, Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital
Sample schedule for first year fellow First year fellows rotate at the above 3 hospitals, serving in a consultative role at KCH and BVAH, and manage patients admitted by the Rheumatology service at UHB. Approximately 6 weeks is scheduled for a research elective, during which fellows are expected to identify a clinical or laboratory research project to be carried out in the second year. Second year fellows have similar clinical rotations, however research time is increased to 12-14 weeks.
Sample schedule for second year fellow Second year fellows have similar clinical rotations, however research time is increased to 12-14 weeks.
Research interests of the division The division has a strong interest in clinical research, especially with regard to the epidemiology and outcome of systemic lupus erythematosus. Faculty members also participate in a number of clinical trials of new therapeutic agents, especially for SLE and rheumatoid arthritis, some of which are industry sponsored and some are supported by peer-reviewed grants.
Conference schedule Weekly Rheumatology Grand Rounds/Journal Club post clinic conference twice/week (presentation of new patients seen in clinic) weekly case management conference with division chief monthly radiology conference joint conference with GI Division, approximately quarterly participation in relevant Renal Biopsy conferences
Description of the educational aspects and advantage of the program Fellows are given the opportunity to diagnose and treat a wide variety of rheumatic diseases, because of the sociodemographic diversity of our patient population. Each fellow is given the opportunity to attend one national or regional conference each year, as well as 4-6 local symposia.
Application information
The Rheumatology fellowship program participates in a match. To connect to ERAS website click here.
 
Interviews for fellowship positions begin in the winter of the candidates’ PGY-II year, and continue until the match.
 
Although there is no absolute deadline for receipt of applications, candidates will be informed if the available positions have been filled. It is, therefore, recommended that candidates apply early.
 
Applicants must have completed the ACGME requirements for board certification in Internal Medicine by July 1 of the year that fellowship training is to begin.
 
Candidates are evaluated on the basis of their overall record, including letters of recommendation indicating the level of performance during prior training (3 letters are required; one must be from the Chief of Medicine or Program Director, and it is strongly recommended that one letter be from a rheumatologist), USMLE scores, and inservice exam performance. Applicants with J-1 visas are welcome to apply, however we expect a sincere commitment to the rheumatology training program.
Contact : Dr. Ellen Ginzler, Division Chief,
Dr. Deana Lazaro, Program Director,
or
Mrs. Cynthia Ellies, Division Secretary
Address : SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
450 Clarkson Avenue, Box 42
Brooklyn, NY 11203
Telephone : 718 270-1662
Fax : 718 270-1562