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Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Our three-year fellowship program at Oishei Children's Hospital (OCH) trains physicians to provide compassionate, evidence-based, up-to-date emergency care for children.

Our emergency department at OCH is the tertiary care referral center for pediatric subspecialty care, with an annual volume of more than 45,000 pediatric patients under the age of 21. We are the Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center serving all 12 counties of Western New York. Our faculty supervises the child-friendly department 24 hours a day in our freestanding children's hospital, providing pediatric-focused nursing, radiology services, child life and social work.

We aim to provide our fellows with the tools to ensure they are prepared for, and will excel in every career path available within the field of pediatric emergency medicine. Through individualized learning plans, our fellows are exposed to excellent clinical experiences and teaching within a dynamic multimedia curriculum and primary/research mentorship programs.

Curriculum

Trainees graduating from a pediatric residency program will take part in these rotations during their three-year fellowship:

  • pediatric emergency medicine (12 months)
  • adult emergency medicine (2 months)
  • trauma (1 month)
  • anesthesia (1 month)
  • toxicology (1 month)
  • PICU (1 month)
  • EMS (1 month)
  • emergency ultrasound (1 month)
  • radiology (1 month)
  • orthopaedics (1 month)
  • research (12 months)
  • elective (2 months)

Trainees graduating from a pediatric subspecialty fellowship program will take part in these rotations during their two-year fellowship:

  • pediatric emergency medicine (12 months)
  • adult emergency medicine (2 months)
  • trauma (1 month)
  • anesthesia (1 month)
  • toxicology (1 month)
  • PICU (1 month)
  • EMS (1 month)
  • emergency ultrasound (1 month)
  • radiology (1 month)
  • orthopaedics (1 month)
  • research (3 months)
  • elective (2 months)
  • US (1 month)

All fellows receive 4 weeks of vacation per year.

Education

Our structured curriculum emphasizes the importance of evidence-based medicine and the core concepts of pediatric emergency medicine. We provide didactic and bedside teaching of pediatric emergency medicine to pediatric, family medicine and emergency medicine residents as well as EMS and medical students. Fellows participate in a wide array of educational experiences, including:

  • Journal Club
  • PEMCoR (PEM Core Review interdisciplinary lecture series and practice sessions involving emergency medicine residents, transport team and PEM fellows)
  • PICU-PEM conferences
  • pediatric fellowship lecture series
  • emergency medicine grand rounds
  • pediatric grand rounds
  • trauma grand rounds
  • cadaver lab
  • procedure lab
  • Difficult Airway course
  • EMS base station
  • Mercy Flight training
  • simulation experiences

Research

We require our fellows to pursue independent research during their fellowship training. This includes developing an hypothesis-driven project with a research mentor. Fellows are strongly encouraged to present the results of their research at national academic meetings and submit for publication. We have a vibrant team to facilitate research at our institution, including research assistants, a statistician, methodology mentors and PEM faculty.

Credentials

Our comprehensive fellowship training program in pediatric emergency medicine is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP).

To Apply

The postdoctoral education prerequisite is three years of general pediatric residency training or three years of emergency medicine residency training. Candidates should apply through ERAS and enter the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Match through NRMP.

Fellowship duration: 3 years (pediatrics) or 2 years (emergency medicine and pediatric subspecialty)

Positions offered annually: 2

Match participation: yes

Accrediting body: Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Current fellows: 6

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact:

Program Administrator

Sharon Chodora

Fellowship Program Administrator

Phone: (716) 323-0222; Fax: (716) 323-0293

Email: schodora@upa.chob.edu

CONTACT

Division of Emergency Medicine
1001 Main Street
5th Floor
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0220
Fax: (716) 323-0293

Program Director

Carnevale, Frank

Frank Carnevale, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor

UBMD Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine, 1001 Main Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Phone: (716) 323-0220; Fax: (716) 323-0293

Email: fpc@buffalo.edu

Our Current Fellows

Remon Assaad

Remon Assaad, MD

Medical School: University of Alexandria Faculty of Medicine; Residency: Flushing Hospital Medical Center; Hometown: Alexandria, Egypt

Deepak Choudhary

Deepak Choudhary, MD

Medical School: Kasturba Medical College; Residency: New York Methodist Hospital; Hometown: New Delhi, India

Jill Fennell

Jill Fennell, MD

Medical School: University at Buffalo; Residency: University at Buffalo; Hometown: Buffalo, NY

Mika Ito

Mika Ito, MD

Medical School: Kansai Medical School; Residency: Maimonides Medical Center; Hometown: Hamburg, Germany

Farnaz Norozian

Farnaz Norozian, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine; Residency: University of Nevada School of Medicine; Hometown: Tehran, Iran

Nadya Telt

Nadya Telt, MD

Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine; Residency: Maimonides Medical Center; Hometown: Simferopol, Ukraine

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This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).