About the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Mount Sinai

The Department of Emergency Medicine at Mount Sinai has an annual volume of more than 30,000 pediatric patients and is a referral center for pediatric subspecialty care. The Pediatric Emergency Medicine division is fully integrated within our successful emergency medicine department, with strong ties to the department of pediatrics. Nine BC/BE faculty with strong academic interests supervise the child friendly department 24 hours a day in a distinct location from the adult emergency department containing its own nursing, child life specialists and social workers.

Graduating fellows have taken academic positions in institutions such as Montefiore Medical Center, New York University Medical Center, the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and the Mount Sinai Health System.

Teaching Opportunities

Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to weekly morning reports for the Emergency Medicine Residents and monthly mock-codes, didactic lectures to both the departments of pediatrics and emergency medicine, and departmental journal club. Our fellows aid in our simulation program and the 4th Year Clerkship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine offered by the medical school. Finally, our fellows are required to become PALS instructors and help run the annual PALS recertification course.

Research Opportunities

Fellows are required to pursue independent research during their fellowship training. This includes the development of a hypothesis driven project with research mentorship provided by faculty in the departments of pediatric emergency medicine or adult emergency medicine. Past and current topics include ultrasound, enteroviral disease research and simulation. Fellows are also required to attend monthly research meetings within the department of emergency medicine. Fellows are strongly encouraged to present the results of their research at national academic meetings.

Community-based Opportunities

Current community outreach programs include teaching opportunities at nearby elementary schools as well as the annual Mount Sinai Community Health Fair.

Academic Conferences

Fellows attend weekly academic conferences with pediatric emergency medicine faculty. Conference topics include academic review, journal club, case conference, core pediatric emergency lectures, evidence-based medicine, and simulation-based training. In addition, fellows take part in departmental quality assurance and administrative committees. Fellows also participate in the annual two-day Evidence Based Medicine conference, attend the national PEM fellows’ conference and are encouraged to attend annual national meetings such as SAEM and PAS. Fellows are also required to participate in annual procedure labs for medical students and residents.

Contact Us

Lou Spina, MD
Fellowship Director
Tel: 212-241-6810
Fax: 212-241-1946
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Audrey Paul, MD, PhD
Assistant Fellowship Director
Tel: 212-241-5478
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Claribel Velasquez, C-TAGME
Program Coordinator
Tel: 212-824-8069
Fax: 212-426-1946
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Department of Emergency Medicine
Mount Sinai Health System
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
Box 1149
New York, NY 10029