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Pediatrics / Rheumatology Fellowship

Rheumatology Fellowship

We are the only Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship at an academic medical center in Western, NY. We are strongly committed to training future rheumatologists while participating in research, investigating the causes, treatment and prevention of rheumatic diseases.

Learn about how our program provides a unique experience in all aspects of training.

Our New Children's Hospital

Golisano Children's Hospital Building

UR Medicine opened a new building for the Golisano Children's Hospital in 2015. Two more floors were completed in 2017 encompassing new pediatric operating rooms, a pediatric cardiac surgery center, a gastroenterology procedure suite, and a new pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

Opportunity for Combined Curriculum

The opportunity exists for medicine-pediatrics trained individuals to pursue a combined four-year curriculum. At the completion of this curriculum, fellows are able to become dual certified in both pediatric rheumatology and adult rheumatology.

A National Leader in Improving Quality and Safety

ACGME has chosen URMC to be one of eight institutions to help transform the way we improve quality and safety. Our fellows play a key role in changing the clinical learning environment here at our institution and across the country. This initiative furthers our commitment to continuously improve health care by advancing the quality of physician education.

Involvement in Patient Care

Our fellows experience a well-rounded patient base and treat a variety of patient needs. Based on our program size, the degree of fellow involvement in each case is exceptional, with the opportunity to lead rounds and perform procedures.

Faculty Group

Drs. Beth Marston, David Siegel, Homaira Rahimi

Dedicated Faculty

Our faculty offer fellows autonomy and guidance. They are dedicated to teaching and fellows’ success, taking active roles in clinical and didactic education. Fellows regularly have one-on-one interactions with attendings to support their academic and professional development through mentoring, bedside teaching, and lectures.

Research Support

The Department of Pediatrics provides financial support for each fellow to present at one national conference as this contributes to their professional development and hones their presentation and networking skills. The Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and/or Vice Chair of Education, meet quarterly with fellows in an informal roundtable setting to offer mentorship and research guidance.

The Program Director is devoted to the professional development of each trainee’s research portfolio. This close guidance has contributed to fellows consistently obtaining departmental and external funding awards and presenting at national meetings.