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.
Trainees graduating from a pediatric residency program will take part in these rotations during their three-year fellowship:
Trainees graduating from a pediatric subspecialty fellowship program will take part in these rotations during their two-year fellowship:
All fellows receive 4 weeks of vacation per year.
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:
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.
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).
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
If you have any questions, please contact:
1001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 323-0220
Fax: (716) 323-0293
Asher Blum, MD
Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine; Residency: University at Buffalo; Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Reshvinder Dhillon, MD
Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine; Residency: University at Buffalo; Hometown: Penang, Malaysia
Sarah DiPalma, MD
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine; Residency: University at Buffalo; Hometown: Fredonia, NY
Jill Fennell, MD
Medical School: University at Buffalo; Residency: University at Buffalo; Hometown: Buffalo, NY
Matthew Wiese, MD
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University; Residency: University of Massachusetts; Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Nathan Williams, MD
Medical School: University of Tennessee Health Science Center; Residency: Michigan State University; Hometown: San Diego, CA