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Fellowships

Addiction Medicine

Positions: 6

PD: Erik Van Ginkel, MD

The NSU-COM/LCH Osteopathic Addiction Medicine Fellowship is a postgraduate training program of 12 months in length. Applicants for training in Addiction Medicine should be a graduated from an AOA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine, and satisfactorily completed an AOA approved residency training program and/or holds osteopathic certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (AOBFP), or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM), or the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry (AOBNP). Applicants should be appropriately licensed in the state of Florida. Substance abuse disorders are preventable conditions that are major contributors to poor health, family dysfunction, and a variety of social difficulties in the United States, causing significant economic impact. The addiction medicine graduate osteopathic physician is able to provide medical care within the bio-psycho-social framework for persons with addiction, for the individual with substance-related health conditions, for persons who manifest unhealthful substance use, and for family members whose health and functioning are affected by another’s substance use or addiction.

 

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Positions: 2

PD: Americo Padilla, MD

The LCH/NSU-COM Osteopathic Child Psychiatry Residency Program is a postgraduate training program of 24 months in length; following graduation from a Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) approved College of Osteopathic Medicine, and successful completion of an AOA-approved General Psychiatry Residency, or shall have completed at least three years of an AOA approved residency in general psychiatry. This training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry will emphasize the importance of the biologic, psychological, and socio-cultural impact of life experiences during the development of the individual.

The diverse ethnic population and multicultural atmosphere makes Miami an exciting and energetic community which will offer exclusive collegial and clinical experiences for the fellows. The fellows will have the great opportunity to be trained at Miami Children’s Hospital, ranked by Child Magazine among the best children’s hospitals in the nation. Miami Children’s Hospital is South Florida’s only licensed specialty hospital exclusively for children.

 

Clinical Allergy & Immunology

Positions: 4

PD: Shahnaz Fatteh, M.D.

The NSU-COM/LCH Osteopathic Allergy and Immunology Fellowship is a postgraduate training program of 24 months in length (2 years). Candidates should be graduates of an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine, be member of the AOA, and be appropriately licensed in the State of Florida. In addition, the applicant is required to have satisfactorily completed an osteopathic residency program in General Internal Medicine. Our curriculum meets the AOA program requirements for training in Allergy and Immunology, to include two (2) years of supervised management of patients (clinical rotations) and a longitudinal curriculum composed by continuity clinics and didactic activities. The pediatric experience is instructed through the entire fellowship since the outpatient clinics participating in the program serve a high volume of children. Additionally, the fellows will receive pediatric exposure at our partner Children’s Hospital. Furthermore, the program will provide the fellows with rotations dedicated to participate in research and scholarly activities. The program is represented every other year at the Annual ACOI Congress on Medical Education for Resident Trainers. More than 80 percent of the graduates, averaged on a three-year rolling basis, is expected to take the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine examination to be certified in Allergy and Immunology.

 

Endocrinology

Positions: 4

PD: Eugenio Angueira-Serrano, MD

The fellowship in Endocrinology at Larkin Community Hospital has been designed to provide the osteopathic fellow a comprehensive postdoctoral training in Endocrinology. The fellow, upon successful completion of this training, shall be eligible for examination in Endocrinology through the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. Candidates shall be graduates of an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine, be member of the AOA and be appropriately licensed in the state of Florida. In addition, the applicant is required to have satisfactorily completed an osteopathic residency program in General Internal Medicine. The curriculum has been organized over a 24-months period consisting of clinical, educational, research and administrative experiences to meet the objectives of the program and to address the particular career interests of the trainee.

Our Fellowship program will provide a varied, comprehensive training program that will include endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism while providing an exhaustive experience in all endocrine subspecialty areas in a congenial setting that is conducive to learning and work.

 

Forensic Psychiatry

Positions: 3

PD: Cassandra Newkirk, MD

The NSU-COM/LCH Osteopathic Fellowship Training Program in Forensic Psychiatry is a postgraduate training program that will consist of 12 months of full time training.  The applicant should be a graduated from an AOA-accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine, and be a graduate of an AOA approved General Psychiatry residency program. Forensic Psychiatry is the subspecialty of general psychiatry that focuses on inter-relationships between psychiatry and the law (criminal, and administrative law), such as the psychiatric evaluation of individuals implicated with the legal system, consultations on behalf of third parties (i.e. employers or insurance companies); and the specialized psychiatric treatment required by those who have been incarcerated in penitentiary, prisons, or special forensic psychiatric hospitals. This medical field includes an active contribution in the area of legal regulation of general psychiatric practice; education and research.

 

Gastroenterology

Positions: 6

PD: Javier Sobrado, MD

The NSU-COM/LCH Osteopathic Gastroenterology Fellowship is a postgraduate training program of 3 years in length. Candidates shall be graduates of an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine, be member of the AOA and be appropriately licensed in the State of Florida. In addition, the applicant is required to have satisfactorily completed an osteopathic residency program in General Internal Medicine. The program will include extensive gastrointestinal consultations, training in multiple endoscopic procedures, including both interventional and diagnostic procedures, interpretation of both radiological and pathological information, and exposure to patients in multiple medical settings including hospital, ambulatory surgical units, clinics, and private offices.

 

Geriatric Medicine in Family Medicine

Positions: 3

PD: Marcos Rejtman, DO


 

Geriatric Medicine in Internal Medicine

Positions: 6

PD:Kenneth Hershman, MD

The NSU-COM Larkin Community Hospital’s Osteopathic Fellowship Training in Internal Medicine Geriatrics has been created to provide eligible osteopathic physicians with advanced and concentrated training in Geriatric Medicine and to prepare them for examination to acquire the Certification of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics in Internal Medicine. This fellowship has been designed as a 12 month clinical track in Internal Medicine Geriatrics, which is closely related to our General Internal Medicine Residency Program. Candidates shall be graduates from an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine, be member of the AOA and be appropriately licensed in the State of Florida. In addition, the applicant shall have satisfactorily completed an osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency and be AOA board certified or eligible. Geriatric Medicine is the specialty devoted to providing holistic, comprehensive care to adults 65 years of age or older and to younger individuals with chronic medical and functional problems that may lead them to be physiologically older. The geriatric approach entails assessment of all aspects of patients’ lives: physical, functional, cognitive and social.

 

Geriatric Psychiatry

Positions: 3

PD: Sajid Lopez, MD

The Larkin Community Hospital LCH/CEME/NSU-COM Osteopathic Fellowship Training in Geriatric Psychiatry has been created to provide osteopathic physicians with advanced and concentrated training in Geriatric Psychiatry and to prepare them for examination of Certification of Added Qualifications in Geriatric Psychiatry. This fellowship training is 12 months in length. The purposes of this Geriatric Psychiatry training program is to provide the fellow with extensive clinical training in the care of the older patient, emphasizing management in the outpatient and inpatient settings and offering the opportunity for longitudinal care across the continuum of services in the hospital, nursing home, ambulatory and home care settings. The mission of this training is to produce specialists in the delivery of skilled and comprehensive psychiatric medical care of older adults suffering from psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders.

 

Hematology/Oncology

Positions: 6

PD: Joel Policzer, MD
Assoc PD: Joel Policzer, MD

The NSU-COM/LCH Osteopathic Fellowship Training in Hematology-Oncology is a postgraduate training program of 3 years in length. Candidates shall be graduates of an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine, be member of the AOA and be appropriately licensed in the State of Florida. In addition, the applicant is required to have satisfactorily completed an osteopathic residency program in General Internal Medicine.The geographic location and demographics of South Florida will provide the fellows exclusive opportunities for extensive experience in the treatment of many common and rare oncologic and hematologic disorders. The aging population of Florida and its proximity to Central and South America provide ample patients for a rich and varied exposure to the full spectrum of benign and malignant hematologic disorders and solid tumors. Fellows will receive comprehensive clinical experiences to include opportunities to observe and manage an extensive variety of neoplastic diseases, both solid tumor and hematologic malignancies, on an in-patient and out-patient basis. They are required to accomplish a significant amount of time of supervised management of patients.

 

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Positions: 3

PD: Shaughn Bennett, DO

This fellowship training is 12 months in length. Candidates shall be graduates of an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine, be member of the AOA and be appropriately licensed in the state of Florida. Our fellows will have the exclusive privilege to be mostly trained through Vitas facilities, a pioneer and leader in the hospice movement since 1978 and the nation’s largest provider helping to define the standards of care for hospice and ensuring that patients of all ages and their families have access to comprehensive and compassionate end-of-life care.

 

Infectious Disease

Positions: 4

PD: Carlos Torres-Viera, MD

The NSU-COM/LCH Osteopathic Infectious Diseases Fellowship has been designed as a postgraduate training program of 24 months in length. Candidates shall be graduates of an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine, be member of the AOA and be appropriately licensed in the State of Florida. In addition, the applicant is required to have satisfactorily completed an osteopathic residency program in General Internal Medicine. Infectious Diseases is the leading cause of death worldwide. Identifying pathogens and the infection syndromes they cause, and developing patient management strategies is both challenging and rewarding. Our goal is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.

 

Rheumatology

Positions: 4

PD: Barry Waters, MD

The NSU-COM/LCH Osteopathic Rheumatology Fellowship is a postgraduate training program of 24 months in length. Candidates shall be graduates of an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine, be member of the AOA and be appropriately licensed in the State of Florida. In addition, the applicant is required to have satisfactorily completed an osteopathic residency program in General Internal Medicine. The curriculum contains clinical, educational, research and administrative experiences and will cover a vast collection of rheumatologic and related diseases such as connective tissue diseases from patients with rheumatoid arthritis infectious arthritis, seronegative spondyloarthritis, systemic lupus erythematous, systemic vasculitis, patients with osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia syndrome, gout, crystal induced arthritis, as well as localized musculoskeletal pain conditions. Variety in this educational training is obtained from exposure to a diverse patient population, as well as to a variety of clinical and basic science didactic activities.

 

Sleep Medicine

Positions: 6

PD: Alejandro Chediak, MD
Assoc PD: James Krainson, MD

The Larkin Community Hospital LCH/NSU-COM Osteopathic Sleep Medicine Fellowship has been created with the purpose of providing osteopathic physicians candidates with an advanced postdoctoral training in Sleep Medicine, as well as prepares the fellows for examination leading to board certification in this discipline. The fellowship is one (1) year (12 months) in length, after satisfactory completion of either, a General Internal Medicine Residency Program, a Family Practice Residency Training Program, a Otolaryngology Residency Training Program, a Pediatric Residency Training Program, a Residency Training Program in Neurology or a Residency Training Program in General Psychiatry.

Our program has the mission to graduate board eligible osteopathic physicians capable of delivering a comprehensive patient care specialized in Sleep Medicine in order to relieve the needs of 40 million of Americans that each year are suffering from chronic, long-term sleep disorders, as well as to serve the additional 20 million of Americans experiencing occasional sleeping problems. In addition this program will prepare our fellows to operate a sleep disorders center. This program shall provide educational and clinical interactions with multidisciplinary teams integrated by Pulmonologists, Pediatricians, Neurologists Neurosurgeons, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Surgeons, Otolaryngologists, Dentists and Oral/Maxillofacial Surgeons.

 

Sports Medicine

Positions: 6

PD: Joel Stein, DO

The NSU-COM/LCH Osteopathic Sports Medicine Fellowship is a postgraduate training program of one year in length. Applicants for training in Sports Medicine should be a graduated from an AOA-accredited college of osteopathic medicine, and satisfactorily completed an AOA approved residency training program and/or osteopathic certification in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Occupational-Preventive Medicine, or Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). Sports medicine is the branch of the healing arts profession that utilizes an integrated, comprehensive approach to the prevention, diagnosis, and management of sport- and exercise-related injuries, disorders, dysfunctions, and disease processes. The practice of sports medicine applies the physician’s medical knowledge, clinical skills, and attitudes to individuals engaged in sport and exercise. Primary Care Sports Medicine specialists recognize the need for an exclusive skill set in providing care for athletic patients.

 

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