The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Fellowship Program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Resconstructive Surgery

Program Leadership

Program Director

Ava Leegant, MD
Tel: 718.920.5157
aleegant@montefiore.org 

 

Program Coordinator

Teri Knowles
Tel: 718.405.8013
tknowles@montefiore.org  

 
  • Established in 1990
  • Length of training: 3 years for ob/gyn and 2 years for urologists
  • Number of fellows: 3 
  • Training in:
    • The diagnosis and treatment of conditions affecting the female pelvic floor, including lower urinary tract disorders, pelvic organ prolapse, colorectal dysfunction and sexual dysfunction.
    • Colorectal surgery, internal medicine and rehabilitation medicine
    • Surgical procedures ranging from traditional abdominal surgery to minimally invasive surgery (vaginal, laparoscopic, robotic)
    • Skills as teacher and role model
     
 

Accreditation

Fully accredited by ACGME
Last site visit: 2013
Next scheduled site visit: annual review
Joint Program with Urology

Prerequisites

Successful completion of a residency program in either OB/GYN or Urology

Current Fellows

Jessica Harroche, MD
Daniela Carlos, MD
Melissa Laudano, MD 

 

Application Process

Applications are accepted through ERAS
Application deadline: April 
Interview month: May  

Selection Process

NRMP

Additional Information

Teri Knowles
718.405.8013
tknowles@montefiore.org  

 
 
Sample Block Schedule
  July August Sept Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb March April May June
Year One Research Jacobi
Year Two White Plains Weiler / Moses
Year Three White Plains Weiler / Moses
 
Educational Sessions
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Division Lecture/Journal Club 7:00 a.m.: Departmental Statistics Conference   Gynecology Chief Rounds   
  8:00 a.m.: Grand Rounds Division Lecture/ Journal Club (monthly)    
 

Research and Scholarly Activity

  • A nine-month rotation block dedicated to the basic science laboratory during which time:
    • The trainee gains familiarity with the tenets of basic science research.
    • The thesis project is conceived, designed and implemented under the close supervision and guidance of a full-time research faculty member.
     
  • Ongoing opportunity to take part in clinical research throughout the training period.
  • A unique experience in Women’s Global Health for interested candidates with special emphasis on the management of obstetric-induced pelvic floor injuries such as fistulas.
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