Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn

Fellows interested in a career in Child Abuse Pediatrics with an emphasis on research and clinical practice is encouraged to apply.

The Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship at Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital (MICH) of Brooklyn and the New York University (NYU)-Bellevue Hospital is accepting fellowship applications for the 3 -year ACGME accredited program. This fellowship unites the existing services at both institutions to provide a comprehensive 3 year experience designed to prepare physicians for an academic and clinical career in child abuse pediatrics.

Through a collaborative multidisciplinary team model, the service promotes safety, health, and developmental well-being in the life of the vulnerable child. In addition to quality patient care, this fellowship model provides an organizational structure that fosters professional collaborations in patient care, education, research, prevention and advocacy between the 2 institutions. The multidisciplinary team consists of physicians, social workers, nurses, psychologists and other allied health professionals who have long-standing interest and extensive experience in diagnosing and providing intervention for abused children. One of the unique features of this program is the incredible cultural and ethnic diversity of the patients served by each of these sites. This level of diversity will truly train the fellow on cross cultural aspects that may affect the prevention, intervention, treatment and support of abused children.

This program offers extensive clinical training in the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics at the first NACHRI-certified children’s hospital in Brooklyn. The Bellevue-NYU site is a level 1 Trauma Center. The Child Protection Team at MICH and NYU provides full service consultations with our multidisciplinary teams. Fellows will train with 4 Board Certified Child Abuse Pediatricians and have opportunities to work closely with a wide variety of subspecialists and community partners.

In addition to an extensive clinical exposure to all forms of child maltreatment, fellows will participate in a comprehensive research curriculum spearheaded by faculty with extensive experience in health services research. Research and career mentorship is integral to the research infrastructure is a key component of this curriculum. During the 2nd and 3rd years of fellowship, fellows will develop and conduct research in child maltreatment including but not limited to health disparities, access to care, quality improvement, cost effectiveness, decision-making/decision-support or epidemiology.

At the completion of training, fellows will be eligible to sit for the Child Abuse Pediatrics Sub-Board examination. Graduates will be equipped to seek a faculty position requiring clinical expertise in Child Abuse Pediatrics and possess the skill set necessary to design and conduct clinically relevant research to advance the field.

Fellows must be graduates of an ACGME accredited pediatric or medicine/pediatrics residency and be eligible to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics Board Examination.

If you are interested please contact Dr. Ingrid Walker-Descartes at (718) 283-7503 or email at [email protected] with CAB Fellowship in the subject line. Please copy Ms. Aesha Diggs at [email protected] on all correspondence.

Applications must be through ERAS.

In that application we would like 3 letters of reference, 1 of which must be from the residency program director and another from any Child Abuse Pediatrician that you have worked with.