Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
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Montefiore Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine

The Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship is a two-year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited program. Ours is one of only 18 accredited Pediatric Rehabilitation training programs nationwide and currently the only accredited program in the state of New York. One position is available each year to Board-Certified/Board-Eligible candidates trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, fellows can be granted eligibility for the Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine subspecialty boards.

The fellow will have ongoing clinical exposure to outpatient pediatric rehabilitation clinics at Montefiore Medical Center and the Rose F. Kennedy Center/CERC; inpatient pediatric rehabilitation at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases and consults at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. In addition, they will have scheduled rotations in pediatric neurology, rheumatology, orthopedics, neonatology, and pediatric clinics for medically complex children. There is a strong exposure to child development as CERC also has a fellowship in Developmental Pediatrics. The fellow will also have hands-on opportunities to further develop their spasticity management and pediatric EMG skills.
The fellow will have adequate designated research time and participate in a structured pediatric research design course throughout the two years. Fellows work closely with the PM&R core program residents with ample teaching and lecturing opportunities. Attendance at national/international conferences is encouraged. In addition, each fellow has one month of elective time per year, as well as opportunities to participate in the Muscular Dystrophy Association Summer Camp and the Special Olympics programs.
Applications must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Dona Rani C. Kathirithamby, M.D.
Program Director
Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine Fellowship

For more information contact:
Wilhelmenia Williams-Aponte
Administrative Secretary/Fellowship Coordinator
Phone: (718) 920-2462
Email: wwilliam@montefiore.org