The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology

ImageGary L. Goldberg, MD
The Linda and Earle Altman Faculty Scholar for Research in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health
Program Director

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center offers an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG) approved three-year Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program. This training program prepares fellows with a comprehensive training experience in the treatment and understanding of cancers of the female reproductive system. The emphasis on education and training fosters development in academic medicine.

The Gynecological Oncology Fellowship is a training program which provides diverse clinical and research experience. Fellows train closely with a core faculty of gynecologic oncologists, and interface with basic scientists, medical oncologists radiation oncologists, pathologists, surgeons, as well as other subspecialists in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The fellow plays an important role in training residents and medical students. However, the primary emphasis is on fellowship education, with formal course training in the basic sciences. Training is adequately flexible to allow pursuit of individual interests and projects, as designed by the fellow and faculty, in conjunction with the program director.

The first year of the fellowship is committed to basic science research, related to the field of gynecologic oncology. After identifying an appropriate research interest, the fellows design and implement a laboratory project, under the supervision of a mentor. Two ABOG-approved graduate-level courses complement the basic science research project year. The first year experience allows the fellow to develop research skills, learn methodology and experimental design. For those individuals highly motivated to pursue basic research, an opportunity for additional training upon completion of the clinical portion of the fellowship is possible.

The next two years are spent on the clinical services. The majority of time is spent on the gynecologic oncology service. The interests of the faculty span the entire spectrum of the subspecialty of the gynecologic oncology. A favorable faculty to fellow ratio promotes individualized instruction with an increasing degree of independence, as determined by the surgical and medical expertise of the fellow. The large patient volume, operative experience, tumor clinics, colposcopy clinics and office practice assure a high level of training which promotes the acquisition of knowledge and skills necessary for the comprehensive management of women with gynecologic malignancies. During the third year of the fellowship, a two month elective in radiation oncology and medical oncology provides exposure and enhanced training in these related disciplines.

An emphasis on the educational experience continues throughout the fellowship training. The fellows attend the departmental weekly grand rounds, weekly tumor board, cancer center seminars and lectures in medical and radiation oncology. During the radiation oncology rotation, a formal course in radiation physics is offered. All fellows are encouraged to present their research at regional or national meetings.

Inquiries and Applications for the Fellowship

Fellowship applications are available at the ERAS website: 

Applications are due at the end of May each year. Applicants should have successfully completed at least four years of an accredited (ACGME) residency training in obstetrics and gynecology. All applicants must demonstrate that they are fully qualified for medical licensure in New York State. The prospective fellow is required to complete an application, participate in the National Matching Program and have at least 2 letters of recommendation. If the applicant has participated in either the Galloway Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering or the Rutledge Fellowship at MD Anderson, a letter from that fellowship along with the grade received must be submitted along with the application on ERAS (please call that program and request a letter). An interview is scheduled for those applicants selected from the initial screening process, following receipt of the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Gary L. Goldberg, MD, Division Director
Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center
1825 Eastchester Road, Room 722
Bronx, NY 10461

Telephone: 718.904.2893
Fax: 718.904.2774
Fellowship Coordinator: Lydia Milnar 

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