Residency Sites

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Otorhinolaryngology program has four affiliated campuses where residents train: Montefiore West (Moses and Wakefield campuses), Montefiore East (Weiler Hospital and Hutch Metra Center), Jacobi Medical Center (JMC), and the Long Island Campus (Northwell Health). Each participating site has a qualified otolaryngologist designated by the chair, who serves as site director.

Since July of 2020, one of the five Einstein residents previously based at LIJ has been redeployed to a Moses-based ambulatory care rotation. Residents now spend 12 months at LIJ instead of 15.

Montefiore Medical Center (MMC)

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ORL-HNS) Chairman, Vice-Chair, and PD have their offices on the third floor of the Greene Medical Arts Pavillion (MAP3), which is an outpatient facility and the academic headquarters of both MMC and wider Einstein residency program.

MMC is a large quaternary-care medical center composed of many medical facilities in the Bronx, NY. In 2016 it was ranked #7 of the 180 metropolitan area hospitals by US News & World Report. It provides an extremely diverse patient population and is represented by all sub-specialties within the Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery field.

We have geographically divided MMC into East and West regions. Montefiore East and Montefiore West comprise separate rotations for residents.

Montefiore West

Montefiore West consists of what is known as Moses Division. The 726-bed Moses Division is located in the Norwood section of the Bronx, including the 106-bed Children's Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and the MAP building. CHAM is a state-of-the-art tertiary care center where all pediatric otolaryngology disorders, inpatient and outpatient, are seen and treated. US News & World Report has consistently ranked CHAM as one of our nation’s best children’s hospitals. The larger Moses campus occupies many blocks in the West Bronx, where it is the region’s largest employer, and includes a 25-bed operating room, large medical and surgical intensive care units, and one of the five busiest emergency rooms in the United States.

The Montefiore Wakefield Division (MWF) is another satellite site of the Montefiore Medical Center, and it plays a minor part in the West rotation. It is a 360-bed primary care facility in a socially and economically challenged Bronx neighborhood. Residents do consult rounds here at MWF with more autonomy than at other sites.

The attending physician sees and reviews all consults with the resident, adjusting as necessary, usually after the resident has made a preliminary assessment. Although these patients are often chronically ill, the otolaryngology problems tend to be less complex than at Moses. Presentations cover the full spectrum of Otolaryngology, including head and neck surgery, otology, facial plastic surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, and rhinology. Simple surgical cases are performed in the Wakefield OR, whereas more complex cases are transferred to Moses.

Montefiore East

Montefiore East consists of Weiler Hospital and the Montefiore Hutchinson Campus. “The Hutch” is a new state-of-the-art building that opened in 2014, designed for efficiency and technological innovation. The 11-floor, 280,000-square-foot facility is a patient-focused, highly streamlined ambulatory care center that maximizes efficiency.

Built adjacent to major highway intersections in the East Bronx, it is designed for easy patient access and multi-specialty collaboration. The Otolaryngology service shares the vast 10th floor with Ophthalmology. Another floor contains 12 operating rooms for outpatient surgery. This is where residents on Montefiore East rotation spend the majority of their time.

They also cover the Jack D. Weiler Hospital, a 431-bed facility also operated by Montefiore, located about 4 miles east of Moses and a short walk from the Hutch. Weiler physically abuts classrooms and buildings that house the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. Weiler houses Montefiore’s busy maternal health program as well as a 35-bed tertiary-care NICU. The majority of the hospital provides primary and secondary care. The most complex patients, except neonates, are transferred to Moses. We have an active volunteer staff who operate at Weiler, and our Monte East-based residents will occasionally operate with them when good learning opportunities exist.

Northwell Health/Long Island Jewish Hospital

Long Island Jewish Hospital, part of the larger Northwell Health system, is an 825-bed complex on a 48-acre campus in New Hyde Park, Long Island, on the borders of Nassau County and New York City. The Long Island Jewish Medical Center (LIJMC) consists of a tertiary care hospital, which is contiguous and connected with the 150-bed, state-of-the-art Cohen’s Children's Hospital and the Hillside Psychiatric Hospital. Its greater healthcare system includes 14 hospitals serving Queens, Manhattan, Nassau, Suffolk, and Richmond counties, but Einstein residents are only involved with activities on the LIJ campus.

Resident training in the LIJMC and the Children's Hospital are concurrent since the two divisions of the medical center share the same operating rooms and attending staff. The Department of Otorhinolaryngology at LIJMC has moved into a large state-of-the-art freestanding complex on the LIJMC campus, which includes the Naymark pavilion, the Zucker sinus center, Apelian Cochlear Implant center, the Schein Voice and Laryngeal Center as well as the Hearing and Speech center, with 14 full-time audiologists and speech pathologists that provide the residents with didactic and clinical training.

In 2019 LIJ transitioned its academic affiliation from Einstein to Hofstra. By 2024 there will be 5 Hofstra residents beginning at LIJ in addition to our four residents. Einstein residents have already established an excellent working relationship with Hofstra residents and faculty, and we expect this to flourish in years forward.


Jacobi Medical Center is a 457-bed hospital-affiliated. It is located in the Morris Park neighborhood of The Bronx and was founded in 1955. Jacobi offers residency training for 3rd- and 4th-year medical students of Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

Jacobi provides health care for over a million in the New York City area and is a partner in the North Bronx Healthcare Network with the North Central Bronx Hospital. Residents in otolaryngology have more autonomy but are responsible for fewer tasks than at other sites, allowing them more time to refine their approach to patient care. Another strength of this rotation is exposure to facial trauma and plastics.

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