Program Director's Message
The three-year gastroenterology fellowship provides extensive experience in all aspects of gastroenterology, endoscopy, hepatology and nutrition. Our fellows have the opportunity to become expert in these areas through NYU Winthrop's formalized centers of excellence with state-of-the-art equipment and through rotations in advanced hepatology and liver transplantation at New York University. Graduating fellows successfully establish themselves in academic or clinical careers of their choice. Our fellows have presented abstracts and posters at the annual meetings of the American Gastroenterological Association, American College of Gastroenterology, and at NYU Winthrop Hospital’s Research Day.
- Raluca Vrabie, MD
NYU Winthrop Hospital is a 591-bed university-affiliated medical center which proudly offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. We are a major regional healthcare resource with a deep commitment to medical education and research, offering a full complement of inpatient and outpatient services. We are also Nassau County's only American College of Surgeons certified adult Level 1 Trauma Center with full adult and pediatric capabilities.
Rest assured that whatever medical care you or your family may need, NYU Winthrop is committed to a profound guiding principle: "Your Health Means Everything"
NYU Winthrop Hospital has been a focal point of academic medicine on Long Island and is now very proud to partner with the NYU Long Island School of Medicine, a newly LCME accredited, innovative 3-year medical school located on the hospital campus with a mission to educate exemplary physicians and academic leaders in primary care. In addition, we sponsor over 30 medical and surgical residency and fellowship training programs where 300 physicians have chosen to pursue their post-graduate medical education.
NYU Winthrop has a vibrant multi-faceted research program. As part of its mission as a teaching hospital, NYU Winthrop physicians and scientists are engaged in groundbreaking basic and clinical biomedical research.
Ever changing and growing with the diverse community it serves, NYU Winthrop Hospital is, in many ways, a unique institution, simultaneously large and small, regional as well as local. We successfully blend the progressive philosophy, sophistication and advances of a teaching and research institution with a very personal approach to patient care – an approach that has become the cornerstone of our organization.
|Division Chief:||James Grendell, MD|
|Number of Fellowship Positions in Total:||6|
|Number of Fellowship Positions each year:||2|
NYU Winthrop Hospital is a 591 bed hospital and offers a wide variety of clinical services. The hospital boasts many residency and fellowship programs across a variety of specialties and subspecialties. NYU Winthrop is also a clinical campus for Stony Brook University School of Medicine, where each year third year and fourth year medical students complete their clinical training. The large number of house staff and medical students along with the dedicated faculty promotes an academic environment rich in clinical educational experiences.
General gastrointestinal diseases, gastrointestinal motility and functional disorders, pancreatic diseases, liver & biliary diseases, inflammatory bowel disease, nutrition support, and endoscopy services including ERCP, endoscopic ultrasound, advanced therapeutic biliary and pancreatic endoscopy, and endoscopic treatment of Barrett's esophagus.
Clinical research in pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, GERD, irritable bowel syndrome, motility disorders of GI system, biliary and pancreatic endoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound and general endoscopy, etiology of chronic abdominal pain, and technologies in therapeutic endoscopy.
- Opportunity to attain competency in gastrointestinal motility, through the Gastrointestinal Diagnostic Motility Center
- Opportunity to become expert in enteral and parenteral nutrition in the inpatient and outpatient settings
- 100% success rate in GI residents becoming board certified in nutrition
- Extensive training in all aspects of liver disease
- Development of expertise in the management of Pancreatic and Biliary Disease
- Excellence in all areas of endoscopic training
- Exposure to the role of endoscopic ultrasound and advanced therapeutic endoscopic procedures
- Rotations through advanced hepatology and liver transplantation at New York University and general gastroenterology at New York University
- Opportunity for electives in gastroenterology, pediatric gastroenterology, radiology, and community practices among others
- Generous house staff benefits, including heavily subsidized housing and complimentary meals
Education in standard GI procedures during the first year is followed during the second and third year with training in the newer modalities of investigational and therapeutic procedures such as endoscopic ultrasound, laser therapy, colonic and rectal motility studies, and 24-hour monitoring of esophageal pH and motility. Throughout the three-year program, fellows follow patients in the weekly outpatient GI and liver clinics, and gain knowledge in nutrition and total parenteral nutrition by participating in the nutrition support team and nutrition clinic. In their second and third years, GI fellows learn techniques of clinical basic research.
NYU Winthrop Hospital accepts applications for its Gastroenterology fellowship program only through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
The application must include the following:
- Dean’s Letter
- Medical School Transcript
- At least 3 Letters of Reference
- Curriculum Vitae including honors and publications in ERAS format
- USMLE/COMLEX Transcript
- Personal Statement
Selected applicants will be invited to schedule an interview after review of their application. If you have been selected for an interview you will receive an email with information about how to make these arrangements.
Interviews take place from September through October.
- Razzano A, Ali M, Modayil R. Gastrocolic Fistula: A Rare Presentation of a Common Disease. Gastroenterology. 2018 Jan;154(1):e5-e6. doi: 10.1053/j.gastro.2017.05.033. Epub 2017 Nov 24. No abstract available.
- Spiral enteroscopy-assisted ERCP in bariatric length Roux-en-Y anatomy: a large single-center series and review of the literature (with video Mohammad F. Ali MD et. al). Gastrointestinal Endsocopy; Article in press. DOI:
- Ali MF, Friedel D, Levin G. Two Anomalies in One: A Rare Case of an lntrahepatic Gallbladder with a Cholecystogastric Fistula. Case Rep Gastroenterol. 2017 Mar 21;11(1):148-154. doi: 10.1159/000462964. eCollection 2017 Jan-Apr.PMID: 28611568.
- Mohammad F. Ali, MD; Rani Modayil, MD; Virginia Donovan, MD; James Grendell, MD; Stavros Stavropoulos, MD. Endoscopic tunnel-assisted muscle biopsy to diagnose esophageal metastasis of urothelial malignancy: A first of its kind. Am. Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol 112, Supplement 1, October 2017, S924-925.
- Matthew DeMaria, DO; Mohammad F. Ali, MD; Karan Singh, DO; Haseeb Ahmed, MD; Patrick Saitta, MD; Peter Malet, MD; Streptococcus Mitis Causing Pyogenic Liver Abscesses: Not so rare after all. Am. Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol 112, Supplement 1, October 2017, S1235.
- Eric Ballecer, MD; Bivin Varghese, MD; Alexander Dao, BS; Mohammad F. Ali, MD, Shawna Halwan, MD; Gregory Ajemian, MD; Paula Yeghiayan, MD; A Case of Hirschsprung Disease in an Adult Male. Am. Journal of Gastroenterology, Vol 112, Supplement 1, October 2017, S968-969.
- Alagheband S, Malet P, Katz D, Davis-Lorton M. Angioedema of the small intestine: A great imitator. Clin Res Hepatol Gastroenterol. 2017 Mar;41(2):121-122. doi: 10.1016/j.clinre.2016.09.007. Epub 2016 Nov 4. PubMed PMID: 27825635.
- Singh K, Chapalamadugu P, Malet P. Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding Due to Amyloidosis in a Patient With Multiple Myeloma. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Nov;14(11):A22-A23. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2016.07.015. Epub 2016 Jul 21. PubMed PMID: 27451090.
- Patel KS, Benshar O, Vrabie R, Patel A, Adler M, Hines G. A major pain in the… Back and epigastrium: an unusual case of spontaneous celiac artery dissection. J Community Hosp Intern Med Perspect. 2014 Nov 25;4(5):23840. doi: 10.3402/jchimp.v4.23840. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25432642; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4246143.
- Vrabie R, Kane S. Noninvasive Markers of Disease Activity in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Gastroenterol Hepatol (N Y). 2014 Sep;10(9):576-84. PubMed PMID: 27551251; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4991533.
- Patel Z, Patel S, Grendell J, Marciano T. Type 2 autoimmune pancreatitis: case report of a 9-year-old female and a review of the literature. Clin J Gastroenterol. 2015 Dec;8(6):421-5. doi: 10.1007/s12328-015-0615-6. Epub 2015 Nov 21 Review. PubMed PMID: 26590828.
- Grendell JH. Persisting early hypotension: is this why necrosis gets infected in acute pancreatitis? Dig Dis Sci. 2015 Feb;60(2):285-7. doi: 10.1007/s10620-014-3413-y. PubMed PMID: 25371152.
- Patel KS, Marshak J, Patel AM, Grendell JH, Brathwaite CE. Clot busters! Relief of gastric outlet obstruction after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Endoscopy. 2014;46 Suppl 1 UCTN:E470. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1377544. Epub 2014 Oct 14. PubMed PMID: 25314201.
- Marshak JE, Panzarella P, Morim A, Iqbal S, Grendell JH. A "twist" on S1S2: descending colon volvulus causing severe left hemi-diaphragm elevation. J Emerg Med. 2014 Aug;47(2):e59-60. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.04.015. Epub 2014 Jun 6. PubMed PMID: 24910363.
- Friedel D, Modayil R, Stavropoulos S. Colon Capsule Endoscopy: Review and Perspectives. Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2016;2016:9643162. Epub 2016 Sep 6. Review. PubMed PMID: 27698664; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5028851.
- Stavropoulos SN, Friedel D, Modayil R, Parkman HP. Diagnosis and management of esophageal achalasia. BMJ. 2016 Sep 13;354:i2785. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i2785. Review PubMed PMID: 27625387.
- Stavropoulos SN, Modayil R, Friedel D. The State of The Art in Per-Oral Endoscopic Myotomy. Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2016 Spring;28(1):137-46. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2015.12.008. Epub 2016 Jan 4. Review. PubMed PMID: 27568151.
- Khashab MA, Van der Merwe S, Kunda R, El Zein MH, Teoh AY, Marson FP, Fabbri C, Tarantino I, Varadarajulu S, Modayil RJ, Stavropoulos SN, Peñas I, Ngamruengphong S, Kumbhari V, Romagnuolo J, Shah R, Kalloo AN, Perez-Miranda M, Artifon EL. Prospective international multicenter study on endoscopic ultrasound-guided biliary drainage for patients with malignant distal biliary obstruction after failed endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. Endosc Int Open. 2016 Apr;4(4):E487-96. doi: 10.1055/s-0042-102648. Epub 2016 Mar 30. PubMed PMID: 27092334; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4831932.
- Stavropoulos SN. The New NOTES: More "E" and Less "S" Leads to Success! Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2016 Apr;26(2):xv-xvi. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2016.01.001. PubMed PMID: 27036908.
- Modayil R, Stavropoulos SN. A Western Perspective on "New NOTES" from POEM to Full-thickness Resection and Beyond. Gastrointest Endosc Clin N Am. 2016 Apr;26(2):413-32. doi: 10.1016/j.giec.2015.12.014. Epub 2016 Feb 28. Review. PubMed PMID: 27036906.
- Khashab MA, Messallam AA, Penas I, Nakai Y, Modayil RJ, De la Serna C, Hara K, El Zein M, Stavropoulos SN, Perez-Miranda M, Kumbhari V, Ngamruengphong S, Dhir VK, Park DH. International multicenter comparative trial of transluminal EUS-guided biliary drainage via hepatogastrostomy vs. choledochoduodenostomy approaches. Endosc Int Open. 2016 Feb;4(2):E175-81. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-109083. Epub 2016 Jan 15. PubMed PMID: 26878045; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4751013.
- Maranki J, Stavropoulos SN. Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection in the Colorectum: Not Just for Mucosal Lesions. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2016 Apr;14(4):582-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2015.12.016. Epub 2015 Dec 11. PubMed PMID: 26687914.
- Maranki J, Stavropoulos SN. Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection in the Colorectum-Not Just for Mucosal Lesions.
- Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2015 Dec 11. pii: S1542-3565(15)01653-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2015.12.016. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
- Stavropoulos SN, Friedel D. Closing acute iatrogenic perforations: there are holes in the data!
- Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Oct;82(4):629-30. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2015.07.005. No abstract available.
- Stavropoulos SN, Modayil R, Friedel D. Per oral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of achalasia.
- Curr Opin Gastroenterol. 2015 Sep;31(5):430-40. doi: 10.1097/MOG.0000000000000206.
- Stavropoulos SN, Modayil R, Friedel D. Current applications of endoscopic suturing.
- World J Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 Jul 10;7(8):777-89. doi: 10.4253/wjge.v7.i8.777. Review.
- Diehl DL, Johal AS, Khara HS, Stavropoulos SN, Al-Haddad M, Ramesh J, Varadarajulu S, Aslanian H, Gordon SR, Shieh FK, Pineda-Bonilla JJ, Dunkelberger T, Gondim DD, Chen EZ. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided liver biopsy: a multicenter experience.
- Endosc Int Open. 2015 Jun;3(3):E210-5. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1391412. Epub 2015 Feb 27.
- Kumbhari V, Tieu AH, Onimaru M, El Zein MH, Teitelbaum EN, Ujiki MB, Gitelis ME, Modayil RJ, Hungness ES, Stavropoulos SN, Shiwaku H, Kunda R, Chiu P, Saxena P, Messallam AA, Inoue H, Khashab MA. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) vs laparoscopic Heller myotomy (LHM) for the treatment of Type III achalasia in 75 patients: a multicenter comparative study.
- Endosc Int Open. 2015 Jun;3(3):E195-201. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1391668. Epub 2015 Apr 13.
- Mikityanskiy Y, Marshak JE, Stavropoulos SN, Friedel DM. Images of the Month: Excavated Duodenal Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor Diagnosed via Standard Endoscopic Biopsy. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Jul;110(7):964. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2014.402. No abstract available.
- ASGE PIVI Committee, Chandrasekhara V, Desilets D, Falk GW, Inoue H, Romanelli JR, Savides TJ, Stavropoulos SN, Swanstrom LL. The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy PIVI (Preservation and Incorporation of Valuable Endoscopic Innovations) on peroral endoscopic myotomy. Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 May;81(5):1087-100.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2014.12.007. Epub 2015 Mar 19. No abstract available.
- Winner M, Sethi A, Poneros JM, Stavropoulos SN, Francisco P, Lightdale CJ, Allendorf JD, Stevens PD, Gonda TA. The role of molecular analysis in the diagnosis and surveillance of pancreatic cystic neoplasms.JOP. 2015 Mar 20;16(2):143-9. doi: 10.6092/1590-8577/2941.
- Khashab MA, Messallam AA, Onimaru M, Teitelbaum EN, Ujiki MB, Gitelis ME, Modayil RJ, Hungness ES, Stavropoulos SN, El Zein MH, Shiwaku H, Kunda R, Repici A, Minami H, Chiu PW, Ponsky J, Kumbhari V, Saxena P, Maydeo AP, Inoue H. International multicenter experience with peroral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of spastic esophageal disorders refractory to medical therapy (with video).
- Gastrointest Endosc. 2015 May;81(5):1170-7. doi: 10.1016/j.gie.2014.10.011. Epub 2015 Jan 26.
James H. Grendell, MD
Chief, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
James H. Grendell, MD graduated from College of Medicine, Ohio State University. Internship and residency in Internal Medicine completed at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Gastroenterology fellowship completed at University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Grendell is board certified GI, is a Professor of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine and has a special interest in diseases of the pancreas.
David Friedel, MD
Associate Director, GI Endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultrasound
David Friedel, MD graduated from the State University of New York Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York. Internal Medicine residency completed at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, and gastroenterology fellowship completed in 1989 at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In GI practice 1989 – 2004. EUS fellowship from September 2004 - April 2005 at Winthrop-University Hospital. May 2005 to present –Attending Physician, Division of Gastroenterology. He is board certified in GI and is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, School of Medicine. His specialty is advanced endoscopy procedures.
Stavros Stavropoulos, MD
Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and the Advanced Endoscopy Program
Stavros Stavropoulos, MD graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1994. Internal Medicine residency program completed at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Gastroenterology Fellowship and Advanced Fellowship training in interventional endoscopy completed at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in 2002. On staff at Columbia 2002-2007. Director of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy and Endoscopic Ultrasound at NYU Winthrop Hospital from October, 2007. He is board certified in GI and his specialty is state-of-the art diagnostics and minimally invasive interventions.
Peter F. Malet, MD
Director, Center for Liver Diseases
Peter F. Malet, MD graduated from State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. Internship and residency in Internal Medicine completed at Albany Medical Center, Albany, New York. Gastroenterology fellowship completed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA. Assistant/Associate Professor of Medicine at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania 1982-1997. AssociateProfessor/Professor of Medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 1997-2009. He is Director, Center for Liver Diseases at NYU Winthrop Hospital. He is board certified in GI and Transplant Hepatology. His subspecialty is Hepatology.
Bhawna Halwan, MD
Bhawna Halwan, MD graduated from medical school, Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil. Internship and residency at State University of New York at Buffalo, New York.
Gastroenterology fellowship completed at Yale University, CT. Masters of Science in Clinical Research, Rollins School of Public Health-Emory University, Atlanta, GA 2008. 2007-2009 Director of Esophageal and Motility Services, State University of New York - Brooklyn. She is board certified in GI and her specialties are: esophageal motility, irritable bowel syndrome, GI bleeding, gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Raluca Vrabie, MD
Raluca Vrabie, MD graduated from medical school, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York. Internship and residency in Internal Medicine completed at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. Gastroenterology fellowship completed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Attending physician at NYU Winthrop Hospital, GI Division since August 2010 and Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine. She is board certiified in GI and her specialty is: inflammatory bowel disease and women’s health.
Rani Modayil, MD
Attending Physician, Program in Advanced GI Endoscopy (P.A.G.E.)
Rani Modayil, MD graduated from medical school, State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY. Internship and residency in Internal Medicine Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY. Gastroenterology fellowship and advanced endoscopy fellowship completed at Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY. Dr. Modayil specializes in advanced therapeutic endoscopy for the management of gastrointestinal malignancies as well as diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract.
Jessica Widmer, DO
Attending Physician, Program in Advanced GI Endoscopy (P.A.G.E.)
Jessica Widmer, DO graduated from medical school, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Pennsylvania. Internal medicine residency and GI fellowship completed at NYU Winthrop Hospital. Interventional endoscopy fellowship completed at New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell in New York. Dr. Widmer specializes in advanced therapeutic endoscopy for the management of gastrointestinal malignancies as well as diseases of the pancreas and biliary tract.
- Eddie Copelin II, MD
- Zinal Patel, MD
- Jacqueline Forman, MD
- Sagar Patil, MD
- Mohammad Ali, MD
- Alexander SY, MD
- Jarred Marshak, MD - private practice
- Haseeb Ahmed, MD - private practice
- Tova Sofer, MD - academic hospital
- Thomas Coppola, DO - private hospital
- Prateek Chapalamadugu, MD - private practice
- Jennifer Slane, MD - private practice
NYU Winthrop Hospital’s graduate medical education programs create an atmosphere in which cultural and ethnic differences among patients, staff, and house staff are recognized, respected, understood and embraced. Residents participate in the care of a diverse group of patients and have the opportunity to work with colleagues from varied backgrounds. NYU Winthrop aims to bring the best residents, fellows and faculty from all ethnic, racial and gender groups to learn and care for patients in this diverse environment.
House Staff Benefits
Housing accommodations, at heavily subsidized rates, are available in apartment buildings and residential homes within close proximity to the NYU Winthrop Hospital campus. If a member of the house staff requests NYU Winthrop housing and it cannot be provided, a live-off allowance may be provided.
Salaries are highly competitive with other academic medical centers in the New York metropolitan region. Tax deferred annuity is available.
|2019-2020 Annual Salary|
Residents and fellows are provided with three complimentary meals per day, seven days per week, in NYU Winthrop’s full service cafeteria (up to $4.00 for breakfast, $5.40 for lunch and dinner).
House Staff Lounge
NYU Winthrop Hospital’s new house staff lounge is accessible 24/7. The spacious and comfortable lounge is equipped with computers, wifi, television, foosball table, lockers, lounge chairs, as well as coffee and tea.
NYU Winthrop Hospital residents and fellows receive four weeks of vacation (20 working days) within each contract year.
PGY 1 level residents are eligible to attend one local conference (New York Metropolitan Area), at the discretion of the Program Director. House staff at the PGY 2 level and above are eligible for one trip, maximum of five consecutive weekdays, to an approved professional conference in the continental United States each year, at the discretion of the Program Director.
Reimbursement for allowable educational expenses is available up to a maximum of $75 for PGY 1 residents and $700 for PGY2 and higher residents and subspecialty fellows.
TransitChek Commuter Benefit Program
The TransitChek Commuter Benefit Program is available. This program allows the resident/fellow to deduct pre-tax money to pay for mass transit or commuter parking (up to a predefined maximum).
Additional Benefits Include:
- Free parking while on duty
- Prescription medications in the Hospital formulary…free to residents and at cost for eligible dependents
- Paid sick leave
- Free laundry service for lab coats and other hospital uniforms
- Health club membership reimbursement…up to $100 per academic year
- An “Arts and Humanities” series… complementing your medical education with exposure to music, literature, history and fine arts
- Graduation dinner gala
Medical and Dental Coverage
NYU Winthrop Hospital is committed to providing residents with a comprehensive benefits program. Benefits include generous medical, pharmaceutical, and dental coverage, as well as flexible spending accounts. Benefits are effective from the first day of residency/fellowship.
Residents/fellows are covered by short-term, non-occupational disability insurance (up to six months). To be eligible for disability insurance benefits, one must be on the payroll for a minimum of twenty (20) work days (four consecutive weeks) and unable to work for more than seven (7) calendar days, due an injury or illness that does not arise out of, and in the course of, employment. These benefits, which supplement lost income, are based on salary level and are payable for up to 26 weeks after the employees accrued sick time has been used.
The long term disability benefit begins after six months of short term disability. It pays a monthly benefit for an extended illness or injury. The monthly benefit is offset by benefits from other sources, such as Workers Compensation and Social Security.
House staff receive compensation, in accordance with the Workers Compensation Law, for any illness or injury which is job related. Benefits include payment for medical expenses and lost pay.
Family and Medical Leave
In accordance with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, NYU Winthrop Hospital will grant residents/fellows unpaid leave(s) for up to 12 weeks in a 12-month period. To be eligible, one must have worked 12 months at the Hospital and a minimum of 1250 hours in the twelve-month period prior to the start date of the requested leave. FMLA leave may be granted for the birth, adoption or acceptance for foster care of a child; for the care of a child, spouse, or parent with a serious health condition; or for the employee’s own serious illness.
Residents/fellows may to return to their training program after a leave of absence, without loss of training status, if their leave does not exceed that allowed by the specialty boards.
Professional Liability Insurance
NYU Winthrop’s residents/fellows are provided with professional liability coverage for the duration of their training through the Hospital’s self-insurance program. Coverage provides legal defense and protection against awards from claims reported or filed after the completion of graduate medical education if the alleged acts are within the scope of the education program.
Basic Life Insurance is provided by the hospital at no cost to the resident/fellow. This benefit equals 1 X the resident/fellow’s annual salary payable to the beneficiary. Residents/fellows may purchase additional voluntary life insurance up to 3X their annual salary (combined basic and voluntary may not exceed $500,000).
Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Provided by the hospital at no cost to the resident/fellow.
A Defined Contribution 403(b) Plan is available for voluntary pre-tax/after-tax contribution.
Employee Health Services
NYU Winthrop Hospital residents and fellows are provided with pre-employment physicals, annual health assessments, and Tuberculosis screenings, as well as vaccines and required health surveillance free of charge through the hospital’s Employee Health Service. In addition, if a member of the house staff becomes ill while at work, he or she will be seen at no charge by an Employee Health practitioner, or by the Emergency Room staff if the Employee Health Service practitioner is not available.
Free assessment, referral and brief psychotherapy services are available on a confidential basis to members of the House Staff and their immediate families.
Employee Assistance Program & Work/Life Assistance Program
This resource is available to residents/fellows and their family members to assist with:
- Areas of assistance include: psychological, child care, elder care, daily living, legal/financial, and work-related
- No Cost
- Managing work/life dilemmas at a personal level
- Overcoming emotional hurdles
- Getting performance back on track
- Immediate crisis response capability
The longest and largest island in the contiguous United States, Long Island stretches over 100 miles from New York City to Montauk Point. A celebrated summer vacation spot, Long Island offers seasonal beauty, professional sports events, art museums and galleries, and fabulous cuisine. Eastern Long Island has gained fame as for its vineyards, and is home to almost 20 wineries. From NYU Winthrop it is a short trip to Manhattan, where you can enjoy world class dining, museums, and endless cultural opportunities. From scenic Atlantic Ocean beaches to Fire Island, the Hamptons and Montauk Point, Long Island has something for everyone.
Convenient access to NY City is available by Long Island Railroad located directly adjacent to NYU Winthrop Hospital. Residents and fellows take advantage of the opportunity enjoy the myriad of cultural, social, and professional activities in New York City. Additionally, NYU Winthrop's location in central Nassau County allows easy access to spectacular beaches.
The village of Mineola is a wonderful place to live and work. Mineola affords one the opportunity to enjoy the relaxed Long Island lifestyle, while living only 30 minutes away (via LIRR) from the attractions of NYC.
The close vicinity of the hospital, where most of the resident housing is located, is an excellent location for both families and single residents. Aside from a LIRR station leading directly into NYC, the area is surrounded by a quiet residential neighborhood and a large park with sports facilities, open fields, and a local library. The Roosevelt field mall, one of the largest retail centers on Long Island, is located less than a mile away from the hospital along with a large conglomerate of brand name stores and services.
You can also enjoy the wonderful things that Long Island itself has to offer You will find that living in Mineola is a sound choice from the economic perspective. While residents living in large cities incur significant living expenses, Mineola is very affordable.
- Fire Island
- The Hamptons
- Jones Beach
- Montauk Point
- Robert Moses State Park
- And many more…
Resident and fellow Rotations
Residents and fellows can apply for a rotation with any department by contacting the academic coordinator for that program via email with a copy of your CV and the dates you are requesting for your rotation.
The department will review your CV and let you know if there are any rotation spots available for the time requested. If you are approved for the rotation the Office of Academic Affairs will contact you with the necessary paperwork.