Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Fellowship
Fellowship in Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery in Gynecologic Benign and Malignant Pathologies NYU Winthrop Hospital, Clinical Campus of Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Program Director: Farr Nazhat, MD, FACOG, FACS
Under the directorship of Dr. Farr Nezhat, the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Winthrop Hospital, Mineola, NY, is offering a 1-year or 2-year minimally invasive surgery fellowship program. Applications are currently being accepted for the program year beginning July 2019.
Dr. Farr Nezhat is a board-certified gynecologic oncologist who is a pioneer and leading authority in the minimally invasive surgical treatment of malignant and benign pelvic gynecological pathologies. His expertise lies in treating ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers; as well as severe and multi-organ endometriosis, pelvic masses, ovarian cysts and uterine fibroids.
The fellow will work side-by-side with a multidisciplinary team of providers and will rotate at NYU Winthrop Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Hospitals (Weill Cornell Medical Center and Lower Manhattan Hospital). Several other faculty members, including urogynecological, general, and colorectal surgeons, will work closely with the fellow.
The comprehensive program will offer:
- Core training in gynecologic minimally invasive surgery, including advanced laparoscopic, robotic, hysteroscopic, abdominal, and vaginal surgery for complex, benign and malignant conditions;
- Training in risk management such as minimizing adverse events and managing laparoscopic, robotic and hysteroscopic complications;
- Participation in clinical research;
- Development of teaching and leadership skills;
- Training in fiscal accountability
NYU Winthrop Hospital is the clinical campus for Stony Brook University School of Medicine. The hospital is a tertiary (Level III) care center with approximately 4,700 deliveries and over 3,500 surgical gynecological procedures annually. NYU Winthrop Hospital has its own independent, fully accredited OB/GYN residency program (5 residents per PGY level) and a joint Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship program with Stony Brook University Medical Center.
In addition to the Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Division, the Department has the following Divisions: Maternal-Fetal Medicine, General OB/GYN, Gynecologic Oncology, Urogynecology, and Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility.
Applicants for the fellowship program must be graduates of a 4-year accredited OB/GYN residency and hold a valid medical license, or otherwise be legally authorized to pratice medicine in the State of New York.
Physicians outside of the United States can apply for an Observership, which would allow the applicant to observe in the operating room and on rounds. Observerships are approved by NYU Winthrop Hospital Human Resources and are subject to additional requirements.
Applicants should complete and submit the "SLS Fellowship Preceptee Application" online at https://soclapsurgeons.wufoo.com/forms/sls-fellowship-application/
NYU Winthrop Hospital is committed to excellence in graduate medical education. An Independent Academic Medical Center located on Long Island, NYU Winthrop’s 600-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
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.
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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.