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Endocrinology Fellowship

Chairman's Message

Welcome to the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at NYU Winthrop Hospital, Clinical Campus for the Stony Brook University School of Medicine. We are committed to our goal of excellence in patient care, education, and research. Our faculty specializes in a variety of endocrine disorders including diabetes, thyroid disease, osteoporosis, and obesity. We have a dedicated team of physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, nutritionists, diabetes educators, medical assistants, and administrative staff who work together to provide our patients with an outstanding clinical experience and contribute to the education of our endocrine fellows, medical residents, medical students and nurse practitioner students. Our graduates are well prepared for careers in Endocrinology and have achieved success in private practice and academic settings throughout the world. Through collaborative relationships within the NYU Winthrop Research Institute, there are a myriad of opportunities for participation in ongoing research studies. Thank you for visiting our Division.

Program Director's Message

Dr. Lawrence ShapiroDr. Lawrence Shapiro

The goal of the training program in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism is to develop expert medical consultants, teachers and researchers. Candidates who are motivated, talented and responsible will learn to be endocrinologists while functioning as representative team members of the Division in areas of patient care, teaching and research. Our curriculum is a comprehensive integration of didactic and practical teaching, literature review and close interaction with faculty in all clinical and research activities.

Associate Program Director's Message

As a former graduate of the Endocrinology Fellowship at Winthrop, I can confidently say that our fellowship program provides outstanding subspecialty training. Our program aims to provide our fellows an outstanding clinical experience, comprehensive education and opportunities to collaborate in research under the mentorship of our accomplished faculty. I look forward to meeting you and have confidence that you will graduate prepared to pursue a rewarding career in endocrinology.

- Dr. Stan Klek

About NYU Winthrop

NYU Winthrop Hospital is committed to excellence in graduate medical education. An Independent Academic Medical Center located on Long Island, NYU Winthrop’s 591-bed tertiary care hospital sponsors exceptional graduate medical education programs. The institution is proud of its 100+ years of clinical excellence.

In 2015, NYU Winthrop Hospital opened a new, state-of-the-art, 95,000 square-foot Research and Academic Center. The building houses a large auditorium, many conference and classrooms, a new Simulation Center, basic science laboratories, clinical research centers, and the biostatistics department. NYU Winthrop’s inpatient and outpatient facilities offer a full range of patient care experiences. Our dedicated faculty are excellent teachers and mentors.

NYU Winthrop is clearly at the forefront of medicine:

  • NYU Winthrop Hospital was named the 18th best large employer in America by Forbes Magazine in 2017
  • Magnet Recognized Hospital
  • NYU Winthrop Hospital is in the top 5% of U.S. Hospitals for Clinical Excellence as reported by healthgrades
  • Long Island’s first navigator program for cancer care
  • Nationally recognized Children’s Medical Center

Best Regional Hospital in US News and World Report

Program at a Glance

What to expect

  • A comprehensive clinical experience with the opportunity to treat diverse patients referred to the endocrinology practice and consultation service
  • An outpatient private practice experience conducted by the fellow as an associate of the faculty in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • The opportunity to serve as leader of the inpatient consultation service
  • An intensive diabetes clinical experience, including interactions with Certified Diabetes Educators at a nationally recognized diabetes education center
  • A strong and in-depth focus on "state of the art" diabetes technology including the management of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring
  • Additional clinical experiences in ophthalmology, pediatric endocrinology, osteoporosis
  • Nine months of protected research time
  • An opportunity to learn the principles and treatment of obesity in an established Weight Management Program
  • Generous house staff benefits, including heavily subsidized housing and three complimentary meals per day.

Curriculum

The fellowship is a two year program:

First Year

The first year primarily focuses on training in clinical endocrinology with the goal of developing the skills and knowledge base required to skillfully manage patients with a variety of endocrine disorders. As leader of the inpatient endocrine consult service, the fellow takes responsibility for managing patients on the service under the close supervision of a faculty attending endocrinologist. When not on Inpatient consult service each fellow participates in his/her own continuity clinic consisting of 3 half-day sessions per week. The clinic is designed to run as the fellow's own private practice under close supervision by faculty attending endocrinologists. Fellows also have enhanced educational experiences in diabetes technology (TechMastery), osteoporosis/metabolic bone disease clinic, personalized "hands on" instruction in thyroid ultrasound and fine needle biopsy and pediatric endocrinology rotation. Fellows have the opportunity to learn about the integral role of diabetes self-management education by closely working with the staff at our nationally recognized Diabetes Education Center. Each incoming fellow will be enrolled in an online Certificate of Intensive Training in Motivational Interviewing. They will be taught how to appropriately choose and integrate Motivational Interviewing counseling interventions as an adjunct to their patient treatment plans. The Fellow is required to complete all components of the course to secure certification of intensive training. During the first year, each fellow is also expected to meet with faculty members to discuss, choose, and begin to plan a research project. This will enable the fellow to complete a scholarly project by the end of the second year.

Second Year

The second year focuses on further developing and enhancing the fellow's training in clinical endocrinology with greater in-depth exposure to endocrine subspecialties including: use of technology (insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitors) in the management of patients with diabetes; obesity management; metabolic bone/osteoporosis treatment; pediatric endocrine rotation; and ophthalmology rotation. Additionally, the fellow participates in committees such as the Hospital Wide Insulin Safety Committee, which provides exposure to hospital systems and how they function. Outpatient continuity clinics continue throughout the second year while the focus shifts from inpatient management to research and completion of a scholarly project.

Experiences

  • Inpatient endocrine consult service - Under the close supervision of a faculty attending endocrinologist, the fellow leads the inpatient consult service and is responsible for patient care. The fellow is also expected to be actively involved in the education of medicine residents and medical students who are participating in an endocrine elective rotation.
  • Outpatient endocrine continuity clinic - Under the supervision of a faculty attending endocrinologist, the fellow participates in 3 half day continuity clinics and is responsible for the management of patients with a variety of endocrine disorders. The clinic is designed to operate as the fellow's own private practice in an effort to enhance outpatient management skills and prepare for clinical practice upon graduation.
  • Specialty Rotations
    • Diabetes TechMastery - An intensive educational experience concerning in -depth study and use of technology for blood glucose management such as insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring.
    • Thyroid Ultrasound and FNA - Once a month, fellows participate in a half day clinic session focused on patients with thyroid disease where they are exposed to a broad range of thyroid diseases, thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. With access to state of the art ultrasound machines and Simulation Center support, fellows gain experience performing diagnostic thyroid ultrasounds and ultrasound-guided FNA of thyroid nodules under the supervision of faculty endocrinologists.
    • Pediatric Endocrinology - Located in shared space in the newly constructed, state of the art facility, adult endocrinology fellows have the opportunity to work with our pediatric endocrine colleagues and gain exposure to pediatric endocrine disorders. The rotation includes opportunities to learn about dynamic endocrine testing performed in pediatric endocrinology and attend pediatric endocrine case conferences and journal clubs.
    • Ophthalmology - The curriculum for the ophthalmology rotation focuses on developing an in-depth understanding of diabetes-related eye disease including opportunities to participate in patient exams with exposure to retinal pathology.
    • Weight Management Program - The Weight Management program provides fellows the opportunity to participate in the medical supervision associated with low calorie, meal- replacement diets.
    • Metabolic Bone Disease/Osteoporosis - Once a month, fellows participate in a half day clinic session focused on patients with osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. Similar to the outpatient continuity clinic, the fellow is primarily responsible for the evaluation and management of the patients under the close supervision of a faculty attending endocrinologist. NYU Winthrop's Bone Mineral Research Center is part of several NIH sponsored research trials. Both clinicians and patients benefit from having DXA scans performed by a highly experienced bone density technician. During fellowship training fellows will have individual didactic education given by the Bone Mineral Research Center personnel.

Conferences

  • Weekly endocrine conference and journal club - Each week, members of the endocrine division participate in a variety of educational conferences including core content
  • presentations, journal club, board review, and the multidisciplinary conferences listed below.
  • Multidisciplinary conferences - These conferences facilitate interaction with other specialties within the institution. Patient cases relevant to both disciplines are discussed in detail to promote enhanced patient care and education. Images and pathology slides are presented when applicable and the fellows have the opportunity to participate in interactive discussions regarding patient management.
  • Radiology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Pathology
  • Thyroid Tumor Board
  • Joint Adult-Pediatric Conference
  • Diabetes Education Center Conference
  • Nephrology
  • Regional conferences
  • Long Island Clinical Endocrinology Meeting (LICE) - NYU Winthrop is one of four academic institutions on Long Island participating in this quarterly meeting. Typically two adult endocrine cases and one pediatric endocrine case are presented at each meeting followed by an in-depth review of the topic and relevant literature. This results in a lively interactive discussion by the audience. Fellows at the host site are responsible for preparing and presenting the case conferences.
  • New York Thyroid Club - Academic institutions throughout the New York metropolitan area participate in this semiannual, half-day conference. Abstracts are submitted for 15 minute presentations focused on a variety of research and clinical thyroid topics
  • NYU Winthrop Annual Diabetes Symposium - This annual symposium hosts nationally and internationally renowned experts who present a variety of diabetes-related topics.

Current and Past Residents

Huijuan Liao, MD - 2019

  • Residency: New York Presbyterian, Queens Flushing, NY
  • Medical School: Jiangxi Medical College, Nanchang, China
  • Undergraduate: Jiangxi Medical College, Nanchang, China
  • Hobbies: Gardening, cooking, traveling
  • Why did you choose Winthrop? Great community and convenient to travel to New York City. It is an insulin pump friendly hospital and has excellent reputation for diabetes care.
  • What is your favorite part of the program? The fellowship training is comprehensive. We have all kinds of subspecialty clinic to ensure the broad clinical exposure. All of our faculties are very approachable. They give us enough autonomy while fully support us.
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? Scheduled to graduate 6/2019

Khalilah Daley, MD - 2018

  • Residency: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
  • Undergraduate: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Hobbies: Dancing; step dancing, liturgical dancing, zumba, kickboxing
  • Why did you choose Winthrop? From my first visit to Winthrop in 2012, it was clear that this was the place I wanted to spend my residency and later my fellowship in endocrinology. It just feels like home. With the supportive staff, easily approachable attendings, and patient centered teachings, I was sure that Winthrop would provide me with the skills and education I would need to be a successful doctor. I have not regretted my choice thus far! The endocrinology fellowship here is the perfect balance of outpatient and inpatient medicine. The entire team here is great! From the attendings, to certified diabetes educators and nurses to the assistants, everyone has an important role. The attendings are a wealth of knowledge and never make me feel subpar. I truly feel valued as a team member and I am looking forward to my upcoming months in this fellowship. I am confident that upon completion of this fellowship I will feel comfortable treating a myriad of endocrinology related diseases.
  • What is your favorite part of the program? My favorite part of this fellowship is having my own patients and taking full responsibility for their care (with the help of my attendings of course). My patients identify me as their primary endocrinologist and that encourages me to do my best
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? Scheduled to graduate 6/2018

Paula Szczepanczyk, MD - 2018

  • Residency: University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT
  • Medical School: American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Sint Maarten (Dutch part)
  • Undergraduate: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario
  • Hobbies: Triathlons, marathons, spinning, traveling, gymnastics
  • Why did you choose Winthrop? I chose Winthrop after doing an Endocrinology elective rotation during my 3rd year of Internal Medicine residency at an outside program. What I appreciated most was the friendliness and cohesiveness of the staff and the diverse population is serves.
  • What is your favorite part of the program? My favorite part of the program is the balance between the autonomy we receive and the support we get from our attendings. I think it fosters a great way of learning by encouraging us to think independently, while assuring us that assistance is available when needed. I also really enjoy the continuity of our fellow practice and being on the front line of managing patients throughout the course of their disease. The support staff in our clinic is absolutely wonderful and as a team, we all strive to provide patients with excellent care.
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? Scheduled to graduate 6/2018

Samia Talishinskiy, MD - 2017

  • Residency: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
  • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
  • Undergraduate: Touro College, Brooklyn, NY
  • Hobbies: Painting, sailing, globe trotting
  • Why did you choose Winthrop? I chose Winthrop hospital because it is an exceptional center for management of inpatient and outpatient diabetes.
  • What is your favorite part of the program? During my fellowship training at Winthrop, I was lucky to have compassionate mentors who have introduced me to the world of endocrinology and many interesting patients. I have been able to present at regional as we all as national conferences.
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? Scheduled to graduate 6/2017

Stan Klek, MD - 2016

  • Residency: Chief Resident, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Medical School: Poznan University of Medical Sciences Center for Medical Education in English, Poland
  • Undergraduate: Poznan University of Medical Sciences Center for Medical Education in English, Poland
  • Hobbies: Volleyball, Skiing, Woodworking, Cooking, Traveling
  • Why did you choose NYU Winthrop? After completing my chief residency I chose to continue at NYU Winthrop because I feel it is an excellent institution with high standards in diabetic care.
  • What is your favorite part of the program? The autonomy that is provided by our supportive and caring staff
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? NYU Winthrop Hospital faculty member

Gary Rothberger, MD - 2016

  • Residency: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Medical School: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
  • Hobbies: Sculpting, Hiking, Billiards
  • Why did you choose NYU Winthrop? I wanted a program that offered a wide variety of cases and a friendly and supportive environment.
  • What is your favorite part of the program? In addition to the excellent clinical training there is also a strong focus on academic pursuits. I have received mentorship for my research in thyroid abnormalities in critically ill patients.
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? NYU Winthrop Hospital faculty member

Neha Bansal, MD - 2015

  • Residency: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
  • Undergraduate: University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario/Canada
  • Hobbies: Running, trying out new restaurants
  • Why did you choose NYU Winthrop? There is great camaraderie amongst faculty and fellows. NYU Winthrop is up to date with all the technology associated with diabetes care which I knew would make a great learning experience. They also have a diverse patient population.
  • What is your favorite part of the program? Having our own patients in clinic with a great balance of autonomy and supervision regarding our patients care is my favorite part of the program.
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? Private Practice, Olean, NY

Lauren Maiorini, DO - 2014

  • Residency: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Medical School: New York School of Osteopathic Medicine of NY Institute of Technology, Westbury, NY
  • Undergraduate: Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT
  • Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family
  • Why did you choose NYU Winthrop? After doing internship and residency at NYU Winthrop I found the Endocrine faculty very academically engaging. I was also seeking a strong clinically based fellowship.
  • What is your favorite part of the program? 1. Hands on in thyroid ultrasound 2. Warm and welcoming faculty 3. Independence as a fellow when managing your own patients
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? NYU Winthrop Hospital faculty member

David Sionit, MD - 2014

  • Residency: University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington, CT
  • Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica
  • Undergraduate: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario/ Canada
  • Hobbies: Spending time with my daughter, travelling, keeping up-to-date on current events
  • Why did you choose NYU Winthrop? Very dedicated patient centered care and up-to-date with advanced technologies in Diabetes care
  • What is your favorite part of the program? Independence and trust afforded from attendings with mentoring when needed
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? Private practice in Toronto, Canada

Varvara Alexiadis, MD - 2013

  • Residency: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine, Grenada
  • Undergraduate: State University of New York at Stony Brook
    Hobbies: cooking, exercising
  • Why did you choose NYU Winthrop? I chooseed NYU Winthrop because it is a respected institution, especially for Endo and diabetes and I knew I would get exposure to a broad range of Endo topics through clinic, presentations, etc. also everyone is friendly and it is a great atmosphere to work in.
  • What is your favorite part of the program? My favorite part of the program truly was working with and learning from all my amazing Attendings.
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? Private Practice

Iraklii Buziashvili, MD - 2012

  • Residency: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Medical School: I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy Russian Federation
  • Undergraduate: School # 325, Moscow, Russia
  • Hobbies: Music, Travel, Reading and Taking Long Walks
  • Why did you choose NYU Winthrop? Because it's NYU Winthrop! I loved my residency there so it was natural to stay and of course, because Drs. Shapiro, Mikhail, Yu, Radin and Bredefeld are there. They are the best crew ever, seriously.
  • What is your favorite part of the program? Conferences, clinics, talks about everything with the Attendings, and the friendly atmosphere
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? I did 3 months of Andrology fellowship then I opened my little practice in Queens, which I closed when I got employed by Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn (thanks to Dr. Shapiro!). Now, while still being an employee, I opened another little private practice in the city.

Michael Favorito, MD - 2012

  • Residency: Chief Resident, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Medical School: State University of NY at Syracuse, College of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, CUNY City College
  • Hobbies: Parks, Pets
  • Why did you choose NYU Winthrop? Friendly atmosphere, good reputation, all available fellowships, located in great neighborhood
  • What is your favorite part of the program? Supportive atmosphere
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? Private practice in Babylon, NY followed by current private group practice in Wilmington, NC.

Tatiana Baron, DO - 2011

  • Residency: Chief Resident, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Medical School: New York School of Osteopathic Medicine of NY Institute of Technology
  • Undergraduate: New York University
  • Hobbies: travel
  • Why did you choose NYU Winthrop? NYU Winthrop gives you well rounded, hands -on experience; you have an opportunity to be independent and make your own decisions - it is very valuable when you get into the real world.
  • What is your favorite part of the program? Mutual respect between Attendings and fellows, and the opportunity for independence
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? Private Practice

Cindy Bredefeld, DO - 2010

  • Residency: Chief Resident, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Medical School: New York School of Osteopathic Medicine of NY Institute of Technology
  • Undergraduate: Muhlenberg College, Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • Hobbies: tennis, running
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? NYU Winthrop Hospital faculty member

Raymond Lau, MD - 2010

  • Residency: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Medical School: State University of New York, Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
  • Hobbies: basketball
  • Why did you choose NYU Winthrop? NYU Winthrop has a known reputation for turning out excellent clinical endocrinologists. With the new diabetes and research center opening, I was excited to be a part of the growing department and program.
  • What is your favorite part of the program? The mentors and teachers
  • What did you do after graduating from the fellowship program? NYU Winthrop Hospital faculty member with a research interest in the field of weight loss surgery.

Faculty

* key faculty

John F. Aloia, MD | NYU Winthrop HospitalJohn F. Aloia, MD

  • Chief Academic Officer, NYU Winthrop Hospital
  • Associate Dean, Professor of Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Medical Degree: Creighton Medical School, Omaha, NE.
  • Residency: Harrisburg Hospital, Harrisburg, PA, Meadowbrook Hospital, East Meadow, N.Y
  • Fellowship: Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia, PA

Maria Benner, ANP-BC, CDE | NYU Winthrop HospitalMaria Benner, ANP-BC, CDE

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Cindy Bredefeld, DO, FACE | NYU Winthrop Hospital*Cindy Bredefeld, DO, FACE

  • Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine SUNY Stony Brook
  • Medical Degree: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Residency: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Fellowship: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Eileen A. Egan, DNP,FNP-C, CDE | NYU Winthrop HospitalEileen A. Egan, DNP,FNP-C, CDE

  • Family Nurse Practitioner, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Coordinator of Emerging Adults Transition Program
  • Director of Diabetes Tech Mastery Program
  • Adjunct Clinical Instructor , SUNY Stony Brook School of Nursing

Stan Klek, MD | NYU Winthrop HospitalStan Klek, MD

  • Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Medical Degree: Poznan University of Medical Sciences Center for Medical Education in English, Poland
  • Residency: Chief Resident, Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Fellowship: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Paul Krumholz, RN | NYU Winthrop HospitalPaul Krumholz, RN

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Raymond Lau, MD | NYU Winthrop HospitalRaymond Lau, MD

  • Medical Director, NYU Winthrop Comprehensive Weight Management Program
  • Medical Degree: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Residency: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Fellowship: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Lauren Maiorini, DO | NYU Winthrop HospitalLauren Maiorini, DO

  • Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Medical Degree: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Residency: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Fellowship: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Mageda B. Mikhail, MD | NYU Winthrop Hospital*Mageda B. Mikhail, MD

  • Associate Director, Bone Mineral Research Center at NYU Winthrop Hospital
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Medical Degree: Ain Shams University, School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt
  • Residency: Catholic Medical Center of Brooklyn and Queens.
  • Fellowship: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Virginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE | NYU Winthrop HospitalVirginia Peragallo-Dittko, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, FAADE

  • Executive Director Diabetes and Obesity Institute, NYU Winthrop Hospital
  • Professor of Medicine, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Associate Editor, The Diabetes Educator

Michael S. Radin, MD | NYU Winthrop HospitalMichael S. Radin, MD

  • Per diem Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine SUNY Stony Brook
  • Medical Degree: University Of Connecticut School Of Medicine
  • Residency: Medical College of Virginia Hospital/VA. Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia
  • Fellowship: University of Pittsburgh

Rakhil Rubinova, DO | NYU Winthrop Hospital*Rakhil Rubinova, DO

  • Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine SUNY Stony Brook (pending)
  • Medical Degree: New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Old Westbury, NY
  • Residency: Weill Cornell Medical College Affiliate/ New York Hospital of Queens, NY
  • Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

Gary Rothberger, MD | NYU Winthrop HospitalGary Rothberger, MD

  • Attending Physician, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Medical Degree: SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY
  • Residency: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY
  • Fellowship: Winthrop-University Hospital, Mineola, NY

Lawrence E. Shapiro, MD | NYU Winthrop Hospital*Lawrence E. Shapiro, MD

  • Chief, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Program Director, Endocrine Fellowship Program
  • Professor of Medicine, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Medical Degree : SUNY Downstate College of Medicine
  • Residency: Bellevue-NYU Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NYU Medical Center

Melanie Teslik, MS, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, CPHQ | NYU Winthrop HospitalMelanie Teslik, MS, RN, BC-ADM, CDE, CPHQ

  • Certified Diabetes Educator

Emily Vallone, NP-C, APRN, MS | NYU Winthrop HospitalEmily Vallone, NP-C, APRN, MS

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Diversity

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.

Program Benefits

House Staff Benefits

Housing

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.

Salary

Salaries are highly competitive with other academic medical centers in the New York metropolitan region. Tax deferred annuity is available.

2018-2019 Annual Salary
PGY 1 $66,259
PGY 2 $69,123
PGY 3 $72,108
PGY 4 $75,034
PGY 5 $77,958
PGY 6 $80,883
PGY 7 $83,808
PGY 8 $86,745

Meals

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.

Vacation

NYU Winthrop Hospital residents and fellows receive four weeks of vacation (20 working days) within each contract year.

Conference Time

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.

Educational Allowance

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

Insurance Benefits

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.

Disability Insurance

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.

Workers Compensation

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.

Life Insurance

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.

Retirement Plan

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.

Counseling Services

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
  • Confidential
  • No Cost
  • 24/7
  • Managing work/life dilemmas at a personal level
  • Overcoming emotional hurdles
  • Getting performance back on track
  • Immediate crisis response capability

Living on Long Island

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.

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How to Apply for Residency/Fellowship

Interested candidates can apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Prerequisite Training
Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program in Internal Medicine.

Required documents include

  • Common Application Form
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Medical School Transcript
  • USMLE scores or COMLEX scores (Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS/PE, and Step 3)
  • ECFMG (if applicable)
  • Three letters of recommendation

How to Apply for Medical Students and Resident Rotations

Student Rotations

  1. U.S. Medical students
  2. International Medical students
  3. Podiatry Students

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.

Contact

Corinne Alberto -
 Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism | NYU Winthrop HospitalCorinne Alberto
Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism
101 Mineola Blvd, 2nd Floor
Mineola, NY 11501

Tel: 516-663-4775
Fax: 516-663-3931
Email Corinne