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Office of Graduate Medical Education

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University Hospital of Brooklyn

University Hospital of Brooklyn

Interim Chief Medical Officer:
Michael Augenbraun, MD


Personnel / Benefits Office:
Doriel Forde
(718) 270-1686

University Hospital (UHB) opened in 1966, is an 8 story, 376 bed tertiary care academic center that is the teaching and research facility of SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Although established to provide accessible, technologically advanced, tertiary care clinical services, UHB offers significant amounts of primary care, preventive services and education programs through the ambulatory care departments, community outreach and its patient education services. It is the preeminent point of academic medical access for underserved minority patients. The Hospital has 8 intensive care and step-down units, 12 operating rooms, and emergency services department, a diagnostic and ambulatory surgery facility, and ambulatory care center with some 75 clinics, plus 3 satellite Health Centers, a Regional Perinatal Center, the Children's Hospital at Downstate and a nearby Dialysis Center and Endoscopy Center. The hospital serves as a major training facility for 50 graduate medical education programs with close to 1000 residents and fellows. 

Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

Brookdale Hospital Medical Center

Christos Paras, DO
(718) 240-5000

Personnel / Benefits Office:
(718) 240-5331

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The 520 bed Brookdale Hospital Medical Center is one of Brooklyn's largest voluntary, nonprofit teaching hospitals. The Radutsky Emergency Care Pavilion is a New York City certified Emergency Trauma Center. Brookdale's outpatient services include more than 40 general and specialty clinics, a community mental health center, and a 16-chair dental suite.

Other services of special interest include: an Ambulatory Surgical Center, Interventional Radiology, an Ambulatory Treatment Suite for chemotherapy patients; a full-service Heart Center; medical surgical, neonatal and pediatric intensive care units; inpatient and outpatient hemodialysis programs; a Women's Health Center for diagnosis and treatment of infertility (including laser surgery) and pre- and postmenopause syndromes, including osteoporosis; a full-service Department of Rehabilitation Medicine for both acute and long-term therapy; a full-service Geriatric Program that includes diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer's Disease, a Genetics counseling and research unit; a complete Psychiatric Service including both inpatient and outpatient facilities, community education, an HIV outreach program, and home visits for the elderly and a full-service Hyperbaric Oxygen and Wound Healing Center.

The institution offers undergraduate clerkships and elective rotations to third and fourth-year medical students.

Brookdale has integrated programs with SUNY Downstate in Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Cardiovascular diseases, Gastroenterology, and Orthopedic Surgery, other file standing residencies sponsored by Brookdale and fellowships are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.

Coney Island Hospital

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Director of Medical Education/DIO:
Terence Brady, MD
(718) 616-3786

Personnel / Benefits Office:
(718) 616-5369

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Coney Island Hospital, a municipal facility of the Health & Hospitals Corporation (HHC), is a 363 bed hospital at 2601 Ocean Parkway in southern Brooklyn. The hospital has ACGME-approved residencies in Internal Medicine and integrated/affiliated residencies in Surgery, Pediatrics, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics and Urology. There is also a Podiatry Residency and integrated/affiliated Fellowships in Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Diseases and Geriatrics. Residents receive full benefits including comprehensive family health insurance, life insurance and disability insurance. There is on-campus parking for all physicians.

The hospital offers clinical care in Dermatology, Allergy and Immunology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Neurology, Neonatology, Pediatric Pulmonary Disease, Pediatric Endocrinology, Adolescent Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Neurosurgery, Plastic Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Chest Surgery, Oral Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Dentistry, ENT, Emergency Medicine, Pathology, Interventional Radiology, Maternal Fetal Medicine, Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Gynecology Oncology, as well as Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Alcohol and Drug Detox, and Psychiatric Services. There are comprehensive services in Ambulatory Diagnostic and Therapeutic services, Ambulatory Surgery, Laser Surgery, Cardiac Diagnostic Center including catheterization, Pulmonary Function Testing, Computerized Tomography, MRI, Inpatient Dialysis and a Pre-Deposit Autologous Blood Transfusion program.

Kings County Hospital Center

NYC Health: Kings County Hospital

Chief Executive Officer:
Sheldon P. McLeod

Chief Academic Officer:
Ninad Desai, MD

Personnel / Benefits Office:
(718) 245-2010

House Staff Office:
(718) 245-2026

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Kings County Hospital Center (KCHC) is a member of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation; and one of the largest municipal hospital facilities in the country. KCHC is located in Central Brooklyn and provides services to several culturally diverse communities.

KCHC is a Level I Trauma Center and the official training site for the United States Army Reservists Medical Staff prior to their deployment. KCHC has AIDS Center and Stroke Center designations; and has been recognized as a Center of Excellence for Diabetes Education and Parkinson's Disease. In addition, KCHC is also a Level III Perinatal Center. KCHC is a major academic affiliate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

KCHC operates 627 inpatient beds. In FY 2013, KCHC provided more than 145,000 emergency room visits, 580,000 outpatient clinic visits and over 26,000 discharges.

The Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) is the sole Collective Bargaining Representative for all Residents in all PGY titles paid by HHC. Enrollment forms and additional information regarding the services provided by CIR are available from the union office at (212) 356-8100 or by going to the KCHC House Staff Affairs Office, "T" Building, 3rd Floor, Room T-316.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center

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Chief Medical Officer:
Sibte Burney, MD
(718) 604-5546

Personnel / Benefits Office:
(718) 604-5244

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Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, located in the East Flatbush section of Central Brooklyn, was founded in 1926 as a chronic care facility to serve the then Jewish Community within a cultural context. As the community has evolved and diversified, Kingsbrook has expanded its services and programs, to meet the needs of the large culturally diverse communities that it now serves and is now a large Medical Center comprising of an acute hospital, nursing home and rehabilitation center.

Kingsbrook is an 864-bed medical training institution, comprised of a 318-bed acute care hospital and a 538-bed adult and pediatric skilled nursing long-term care facility. In addition to its celebrated Kingsbrook Rehabilitation Institute, Kingsbrook's Centers of Excellence include Brooklyn's only NYS licensed Traumatic Brain Injury and Coma Recovery Unit, and a Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatry service, a premiere program serving the mentally challenged elderly throughout the borough. Kingsbrook has a large Department of Medicine that caters to all types of needs from the community.

There is a 54 resident free standing, accredited residency program in Internal Medicine that provides services to patients under the supervision of a large teaching staff. In addition, there are two other accredited programs in Orthopaedic Surgery and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, which provides similar services in their perspective specialties. There is also a 10 beds ICU and 10 beds CCU to support all the critical care needs of the Institution.

Currently, Kingsbrook sponsors three free residency programs and two SUNY Downstate integrated programs. Kingsbrook's graduate medical training programs are continually improving to provide an enhanced ambulatory care emphasis as well as competent and proficient healthcare providers. 

Maimonides Medical Center (MMC)

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Vice-President Academic Affairs & DIO:
Robin Gitman
(718) 283-8245

Personnel / Benefits Office:
(718) 283-7510

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Maimonides Medical Center is an urban acute care hospital providing emergency, primary, secondary and tertiary care services to the communities it serves. The history of Maimonides Medical Center spans more than a century. It was originally founded in 1911 as the New Utrecht Infirmary in the rural settlement called Brooklyn. Brooklyn would eventually become New York City's largest borough and one of the largest cities in America with a population of over 2.3 million. Maimonides as we know it today was a product of a 1947 merger of two hospitals, Beth Moses and Israel Zion Hospital. It is a not-for-profit, non-sectarian, voluntary hospital affiliated with the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies.

Maimonides is located in the Borough Park section of Southwestern Brooklyn. With 24 fully accredited residency and fellowship programs, over 1000 full-time and voluntary faculties; over 480 residents and fellows and approximately 800 medical student rotations per year, it is one of the largest independent academic medical centers in the United States. It is a major teaching affiliate of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, providing valuable clinical experiences for medical students.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

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Ms. Emily Crawford
(212) 639-6788

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Memorial Hospital incorporates a 471 bed inpatient unit with outpatient services delivered within the hospital as well as off-site program locations within Manhattan and surrounding communities. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's clinical fellowships offer invaluable educational opportunities in an academic medical center dedicated to cancer research, patient care, and education. Our renowned training programs prepare physicians for leadership roles in the care of cancer patients around the world.

A major referral center (over 22,000 patients admitted yearly), Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, the patient care arm of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, provides a unique environment for learning.

With over 900 attending staff, our programs offer valuable educational opportunities.

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) is the largest privately operated non-profit cancer center in the world. For more than a century, MSKCC has been dedicated to caring for patients afflicted with cancer, advancing biomedical knowledge through research, and training health care professionals in the specialties and subspecialties of cancer care.

NYU Langone Hospital - Brooklyn

Associate Dean for GME and DIO:  Michael M Ambrosino, MD

Administrative Director: Lauren McGuire, MBA, C-TAGME; (212) 263-5506 

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 At NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn (formerly Lutheran Medical Center), we offer a model of comprehensive health care delivery that ensures access to high-quality health care and promotes well-being within the context of family and community. NYU Langone Hospital Brooklyn hosts fully accredited residency-training programs in Dentistry, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Podiatry, Surgery, Surgical Critical Care, and Vascular Surgery (sponsored by NYU School of Medicine). We are committed to educating a new generation of physicians who will possess a balance between clinical excellence and sensitivity to individual patient needs. 

Richmond University Medical Center

CEO: Daniel J. Messina

DIO: Jane Ponterio, MD(718) 818-4273 

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Richmond University Medical Center (RUMC) is a Level 1 Trauma Center located in Staten Island New York, established January 2007. It is an academic affiliate of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The original hospital on the site, St. Vincent's Hospital, was opened in 1903 as a 74-bed facility under the direction of the Sisters of Charity of New York. Current hospital is licensed for 470 beds. To complement Richmond University Medical Center’s overall mission to pursue the highest quality of patient care, the Graduate Medical Education Department is responsible for providing organized educational residency program dedicated to guiding and supervising residents’ professional and personal development as physicians in an environment which ensures safe and appropriate care for our patients. RUMC currently sponsors five ACGME accredited Residency Programs: Internal Medicine, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Diagnostic Radiology. In addition, RUMC sponsors a Podiatry Residency accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME).

RUMC serves as a participating site for residents from the General Surgery Residency and the Cardiovascular Fellowship at SUNY Downstate Medical Center.


St. John's Episcopal Hospital


DIO & Chairman of Medicine:
Sheldon Markowitz, MD
(718) 869-7672

Personnel / Benefits Office:
(718) 868-7650

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Providing Quality Care and Resident Training

St. John's is accredited by The Joint Commission’s Health Facilities Accreditation Program and is approved by the New York State Department of Health. The Hospital is a New York State Designated Stroke Center, a recipient of the Gold-Plus Get with the Guidelines®-Stroke Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association, and is a certified emergency heart care station. It is also designated as a 911/Level II trauma receiving hospital by the New York City Department of Health. St. John's meets and even exceeds national and state averages on many important quality indicators.

St. John’s is also a well-respected teaching hospital, training over 180 residents annually in 9 Graduate Medical Education Programs accredited by the New York State Department of Education. Our Family Practice, Surgery, Obstetrics, Ophthalmology and Dermatology Programs are accredited by the American Osteopathic Association and affiliated with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Internal Medicine and Psychiatry are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Graduate Medical Education Programs in Podiatry and Wound Care are accredited by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education and affiliated with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The hospital strives to support area residents to achieve optimal health outcomes and quality of life. Services extend beyond inpatient and outpatient care to include outreach to the community to improve health status. Outreach services include behavioral health screening, screening for hypertension, asthma and diabetes, information on health insurance, social work and nutrition counseling, and the Speaker's Bureau, which offers assistance to community organizations by arranging for doctors, nurses, social workers, pastors, nutritionists, and other healthcare professionals who conduct health education on topics such as childbirth and parenting, diabetes, asthma, hypertension, grieving, weight management and nutrition, osteoporosis, cholesterol management, substance abuse, scabies, exercise, aging, depression and emergency care. The hospital's mobile health van offers Education on Wheels programs to support the community’s health initiatives and healthcare partners on the Peninsula.


St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in partnership with our community provides exceptional health care and education programs in an academic setting across the continuum of care. We deliver high quality, value based services with cultural sensitivity to the faiths and traditions of those we serve.


St. John's Episcopal Hospital will build an effective coalition aimed at achieving improved community health status in a financially stable environment, with emphasis on serving the needs of our patients and families, while training the physicians and healthcare providers of tomorrow.

Providing Quality Care and Resident Training

St. John’s Episcopal Hospital is the only hospital providing emergency and ambulatory care to the densely populated, culturally and economically diverse, and medically underserved populations of the Rockaways and Five Towns in southern Queens County and southwestern Nassau County, New York. Celebrating over 110 years of community care in 2016, the 257-bed facility provides people of all faiths with comprehensive preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services, regardless of ability to pay.

Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) - Northwell Health

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Associate DIO & VP, Medical Education:
Philip Roth, MD, PhD

Manager, GME & Academic Affairs:
Amy Durante, MHA

Specialist, Medical Education:
Ashley Bradley
(718) 226-1296

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Staten Island University Hospital offers residency training in a modern and well-equipped medical facility with a diverse patient population and a high-quality teaching staff. Our institution is located in the desirable, suburban community with excellent schools and recreational facilities within 30 minutes of New York City, the world's cultural center. Staten Island University Hospital has over 40,000 admissions annually and nearly 100,000 ambulatory visits to the Emergency Department and over 200,000 ambulatory visits.

 Staten Island University Hospital has it all: world-class health care right where you need it. Our campuses offer the leading-edge medical care you’d expect from a major metropolitan hospital with a unique, community-based atmosphere.

 What began as a one-room infirmary more than 150 years ago has grown to become a 714-bed teaching hospital that spans two campuses, providing a vast array of services in health and wellness. Our 17-acre North campus houses Staten Island’s most modern emergency department, a state-of-the-art education center, and a medical arts pavilion. Our South campus boasts its own emergency department and offers a range of specialty programs, including geriatric psychiatry, behavioral health and substance abuse services.

As healthcare options in this country grow, we lead the charge with highly specialized units including:

The Heart Institute
The Institute for Cancer and Blood-Related Diseases
The Regional Burn Center
The Comprehensive Breast Cancer Center
The Center for Bariatric Surgery
The Institute of Sleep Medicine
The Level III Perinatal Center
The New York Head & Neck Institute
The Stroke Center

As part of the Northwell Health network of providers, Staten Island University Hospital has access to the wealth of resources and services of New York's largest health system, while remaining firmly entrenched and engaged in our local community. Our team takes great pride in the work we do to teach and train as we seek out new and better ways to prevent and treat disease. And we never forget that our first commitment is to you - the individuals whose lives we touch each day.

VA New York Harbor Healthcare System - Brooklyn Campus

Brooklyn VA

Designated Education Official (DEO):
Richard Hanson, MD
(212) 686-7500, Ext 7432

Personnel / Benefits Office:
(718) 630-3661

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The VA New York Harbor Healthcare System (NYHHS) was formed in January 1999 with the integration of the Brooklyn VAMC and the New York VAMC. NYHHS is part of the twenty-two Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) that exist nationally and one of the 144 medical centers and health care systems in the nation. NYHHS belongs to VISN 3 which includes five medical centers and health care systems located in the southern New York and New Jersey area.

The Brooklyn Campus is located at the southern end of Brooklyn, facing the Narrows at the entrance to New York Harbor and in the shadow of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The facility stands on property deeded to the VA from the Fort Hamilton Army Garrison in 1947. The medical center was dedicated on February 12, 1950 as a 1000-bed facility.

The Brooklyn Campus presently has a 150 bed in-patient service in acute medicine, surgery, psychiatry and residential substance abuse and sees over 300,000 outpatients each year. The medical center has 111 resident and fellow trainees in a broad spectrum of clinical program including internal medicine, general and vascular surgery, emergency medicine, cardiology, pulmonary and critical care, infectious diseases, nephrology, endocrinology, rheumatology, hematology/oncology, dermatology, pathology, orthopedics, ophthalmology, urology, otolaryngology, radiology, radiation oncology. Specialized clinical programs exist in comprehensive cancer care, non-special expertise in palliative care and radiation oncology. It has an active and productive basic research program. 

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