Preparing You for Your Career

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at Good Samaritan University Hospital is designed to prepare you for a career treating young patients who require immediate care. Our goal is to provide experiences, education, support and guidance that allows you to achieve your highest potential as a physician as a physician, educator and researcher.

Comprehensive Training at a Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department

The Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine provides clinical experiences, didactics and training. Our Pediatric Emergency Department is a College of Surgeons Designated Level II Pediatric Trauma Center that cares for 22, 000 patients per year up to the age of 21 each year, giving you exposure to all types of emergencies. Good Samaritan University Hospital offers a comprehensive and well-established ACGME accredited Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship with tracks for both pediatric residency trained physicians and emergency medicine trained physicians.

Good Samaritan University Hospital is one of the largest providers of emergency medical care on Long Island, serving a geographically and socioeconomically diverse are which includes children with the entire spectrum of illnesses and injuries.

The goal of the GSUH Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Training Program is to provide the academic and clinical experience that will enable a trainee, who has completed his/her primary residency training in pediatrics or emergency medicine, to achieve the highest potential as a physician, educator, and researcher and to attain the skills needed to successfully provide emergency care to all pediatric patients.

To afford a diversified and well-rounded experience, the program has affiliations with the New York City Poison Control Center, Fire Department of New York (FDNY)/EMS, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Sun River Health Center (for EM trained fellows).

The focus of the PEM fellowship will be to allow fellows to grow in their ability to provide independent quality care to children with various medical, surgical, traumatic, toxicologic, psychiatric and other urgent and emergent conditions.

The didactic needs of the post-graduate trainees are met through active learning lectures, journal clubs, case presentations, workshops, simulation, and teaching rounds.

Fellows are also the key to the successful rotations of our pediatric and emergency medicine residents and students, providing constant and consistent support while encouraging the continued learning process. Upon completion of the fellowship program the post-graduate the trainee will be well equipped to provide high-quality emergency care to the sick and injured children and develop the leadership skills needed to become a leader within their team, hospital, and community.

Accreditation 

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at Good Samaritan University Hospital is newly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Good Samaritan University Hospital offers our residents a competitive salary and benefits package. Some residency programs offer additional perks to help you as you learn.

Contact the Department of Medical Education for additional information on the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Good Samaritan University Hospital:

Charline Peterson, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
Good Samaritan University Hospital
Department of Medical Education
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY 11795
Phone: 631-376-4163
Fax: 631-376-3420
Charline.Peterson@chsli.org

About the Program

Salaries

July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025

  • PGY 4 $87,500
  • PGY 5 $89,500
  • PGY 6 $91,500

*Includes $1,000 for required rotational travel expenses

Benefits 

  • Housing stipend; $3,500
  • CME annual
    • PGY 4: $2,500
    • PGY 5: $2,500
    • PGY 6: $2,500
  • Chief fellow stipend: $3,000

First year

  • PEM – 20 weeks
  • Research – 10 weeks
  • AEM – 8 weeks
  • US – 4 weeks
  • Anesthesia – 2 weeks
  • Sedation – 2 weeks
  • Elective – 2 weeks
  • Vacation – 4 weeks

Second year

  • PEM – 16 weeks
  • Research – 18 weeks
  • AEM – 4 weeks
  • PICU – 4 weeks
  • Tox – 4 weeks
  • Elective – 2 weeks
  • Vacation – 4 weeks

Third Year

  • PEM – 26 weeks
  • Research – 10 weeks
  • Elective – 4 weeks
  • Vacation– 4 weeks
  • Admin – 2 weeks
  • EMS – 2 weeks
  • AEM – 4 weeks

Meet Our Team

Program Director: Cornelia Muntean, MD

PEM Leadership

Cornelia I. Muntean, MD, FAAP

  • Fellowship Training Specialty/Location:Pediatrics Emergency Medicine / New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Residency Training Specialty/Location:Pediatrics Emergency Medicine / New York Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
  • Medical School:Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj Napoca, Romania
  • Board Certification:Pediatric Emergency Medicine (ABP), Pediatrics (ABP)
  • Hobby/Interest:Cooking, hiking, outdoor sports and archery.

 

GSUH PEM Leadership

Reethamma Daniel, MD, FAAP

  • Fellowship Training/Location: Pediatric Emergency Medicine/St. Luke's Roosevelt, New York, NY
  • Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/St. Luke's Roosevelt, New York, NY
  • Medical School: Medical College, Calicut, India
    Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine (ABPEM), Pediatrics (ABP)
  • Hobby/Interest: Cooking

 

GSUH PEM Leadership

Halina Borowski, MD, FAAP

  • Fellowship Training/Location:Pediatric Emergency Medicine/Cohen Children’s Medical Center at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (formerly Schneider Children’s Hospital), New Hyde Park, NY
  • Residency Training Specialty/Location:Pediatrics/Cohen Children’s Medical Center at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (formerly Schneider Children’s Hospital), New Hyde Park, NY
  • Medical School:Medical Academy, Bialystok, Poland
    Board Certification: Emergency Medicine (ABPEM), Pediatrics (ABP), Internal Medicine (ABIM)
  • Hobby/Interest:Architecture and home design

 

GSUH PEM Leadership

Robert L. Gekle, MD, FACEP

  • Fellowship Training Specialty/Location:Emergency Ultrasound/North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  • Residency Training Specialty/Location: Emergency Medicine/North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  • Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
  • Additional Degree/Location:Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Degree (RDMS), North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY
  • Board Certification:Emergency Medicine (ABEM)

 

Charline Peterson, GME Fellowship Program Coordinator

Contact the Department of Medical Education for additional information on the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at Good Samaritan University Hospital.

Charline Peterson, Program Coordinator
Good Samaritan University Hospital
Department of Medical Education
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY 11795
631-376-4163 - phone
631-376-3420 – fax
Charline.Peterson@chsli.org

Nevine Macalintal, MD, PGY6

Residency:  Westchester Medical Center/NY Medical College

Medical School: St. George's University School of Medicine Class of 2022

Home Town: Fairfax, VA

Hobbies: travel, try new restaurants, shopping, hang out with friends/family

 

Shawn Haupt, MD MS, PGY5           

Residency:  Pediatrics:  MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Washington, DC - Class of 2023

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Home Town: Phoenix, Arizona

Hobbies: Museums, historical monuments, laying in the sand in the beach, exploring NYC, cooking, traveling, working out, playing video games (including Nintendo 64- he still has one)

 

Lorna Lin, MD, PGY5

Residency:  Pediatrics:  SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University College of Medicine, New York - Class of 2023

Medical School:  Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell at Cohen Children's Medical Center New Hyde Park, NY

Home Town:  New York, NY

 

Incoming PGY4 Fellow:

 

Alicia Rego, DO

Residency Program: Good Samaritan University Hospital Pediatrics Residency Class of 2023

Medical School: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM), Lewisburg, West Virginia

Undergraduate School: Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York

Hometown: New Bedford, MA

 

Ravi Uppal, DO, Chief Fellow

After Fellowship: Valley Children’s Hospital, Madera, CA

Residency: Pediatrics, Good Samaritan Hospital, Class of 2020

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate School: University of California, Davis

 

Rachna Kadakia, DO

After Fellowship: Columbia University Medical Center, New York

Residency: Pediatrics, Good Samaritan Hospital, Class of 2021

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate School: Boston University Medical School