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Combined Adult/Pediatric Rheumatology Program

The combined Adult and Pediatric Rheumatology program is a four year program that results in board eligibility through both the ABIM and the ABP.  Clinical time is split between adult and pediatrics and the combined curriculum prepares fellows to care for children and adults with rheumatologic diseases and to understand the transition of care from adolescent to adult.  The combined curriculum also focuses on research and combines adult and pediatric scholarly requirements.


Sample Four-Year Combined Schedule Adult Rheumatology Curriculum Pediatric Rheumatology Curriculum

Our Fellows

Alicia Lieberman, MD, MS

Alicia Lieberman, MD, MS

Alicia Lieberman, MD, MS

Dr.  Lieberman earned her Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University in Ithaca, NY where she majored in Human Biology and Health and Society.  She then attended RPCI/SUNY at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY where she earned a Master’s of Science in General Studies/Immunology.   Dr. Lieberman attended SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science in Buffalo, NY where she earned her M.D.  Dr. Lieberman completed her combined Internal Medicine and Pediatric residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital at the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY.  Dr. Lieberman is board certified in Internal Medicine and board-eligible in Pediatrics. She is currently completing a combined fellowship in Pediatric and Adult Rheumatology and sees patients of all ages.  She is interested in a wide variety of rheumatologic conditions including inflammatory arthritis, vasculitis and autoimmune connective tissue disorders such as Lupus, Inflammatory Myositis and Scleroderma.  Her current research project focuses on differential cytokine and chemokine expression in the skin of patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

How To Apply

Both the adult and pediatric programs participate in ERAS. You must apply to one of the programs through ERAS and notify the other of your intent to apply for a combined program. 

The Adult Rheumatology program ID number is 1503511127.

Additional information about the Pediatric Rheumatology application process can be found on the department of pediatrics website.

Contact for fellowship questions

Adult Rheumatology Program Contact

Melissa AllietBurdick

Fellowship Coordinator
Allergy/Immunology & Rheumatology Division
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Ave
Box 695
Rochester, NY 14642

Email Melissa

Pediatric Rheumatology Program Contact

Rachel Bills, B.S.

Fellowship Administrator
Phone: (585) 276-4698
Fax: (585) 276-1198

Program Mailing Address

Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 777
Rochester, New York 14642