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 more than 100,000 children each year, giving you exposure to all types of emergencies.

Accreditation 

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

Salaries

July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024

  • PGY 1 $66,700
  • PGY 2 $69,850
  • PGY 3 $72,350
  • PGY 4 $75,500
  • PGY 5 $78,200
  • PGY 6 $78,400

*Includes $1,000 for required rotational travel expenses

Benefits 

  • Housing stipend; $3,000
  • CME annual: $1,000
  • CME in final year of training $2,000 (total)
  • Meals: annual meal stipend $2,400. No free meals provided.
  • Cell phone stipend: $500
  • Education stipend: $500
  • Chief resident stipend (will identify senior chief for programs once selected) additional stipend: $3,000

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

Denise Fliedner, 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
Denise.Fliedner@chsli.org

Curriculum

Fellows who have completed an Emergency Medicine residency operate on a two-year curriculum. Those who have completed a Pediatric residency function as a junior faculty in their second and third year.

Year 1

  • PEM- 4 blocks: 16 weeks
  • AEM- 2 blocks: 8 weeks
  • EUS- 1 block: 4 weeks
  • Anesthesia- 0.5 block: 2 weeks
  • PICU- 1 block: 4 weeks
  • Sedation- 0.5 block: 2 weeks
  • Research- 2.5 blocks: 10 weeks
  • Elective- 0.5 block: 2 weeks
  • Vacation: 4 weeks (one 2-week, two 1-week)

Year 2

  • PEM- 6.5 blocks: 26 weeks
  • AEM- 1 block: 4 weeks
  • Research- 2.5 blocks: 10 weeks
  • PICU- 1 block: 4 weeks
  • Toxicology- 1 block: 4 weeks
  • Elective- 0.5 block: 2 weeks
  • Vacation: 4 weeks (one 2-week, two 1-week)

 Year 3

  • PEM- 5 blocks: 26 weeks
  • AEM- 1 block: 4 weeks
  • Research- 3.5 block: 10 weeks
  • Administration- 0.5 blocks: 2 weeks
  • EMS- 0.5 blocks: 2 weeks
  • Elective- 1 block: 4 weeks
  • Vacation: 4 weeks (one 2-week, two 1-week)

Year 1

  • PEM- 4 blocks: 16 weeks
  • AEM- 2 blocks: 8 weeks
  • EUS- 1 block: 4 weeks
  • Anesthesia- 1 block: 4 weeks
  • PICU- 1 block: 4 weeks
  • Sedation- 0.5 block: 2 weeks
  • Research- 2.5 blocks: 10 weeks
  • Elective- 0.5 block: 4 weeks
  • Vacation: 4 weeks (one 2-week, two 1-week)

Year 2

  • PEM- 4 blocks: 16 weeks
  • AEM- 2 blocks: 8 weeks
  • Research- 3 blocks: 12 weeks
  • PICU- 1 block: 4 weeks
  • Toxicology- 1 block: 4 weeks
  • Administration- 0.5 block: 2 weeks
  • EMS- 0.5 block: 2 weeks
  • Elective- 1 block: 4 weeks
  • Vacation: 4 weeks (one 2-week, two 1-week)

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)

 

GSUH PEM Leadership

Denise Fliedner, 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.

Denise Fliedner, 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
Denise.Fliedner@chsli.org

Ravi Uppal, DO, Chief Fellow, PGY6

Residency: Pediatrics, Good Samaritan Hospital, Class of 2020

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Home Town: Prince George, British Columbia

Hobbies: Basketball, cooking, music and movies

Favorite Food: Mac and cheese

Favorite Quote: “The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”― Voltaire

 

Rachna Kadakia, DO, PGY6

Residency: Pediatrics, Good Samaritan Hospital, Class of 2021

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Home Town: Pittsford, NY

Hobbies: Skiing, scuba diving and exploring new places

Favorite Food: Tacos

Interesting Fact: A middle child

 

Nevine Macalintal, MD, PGY5

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

 

Parwaiz Rashidzada, MD, PGY5

Residency:  University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida

Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine  Class of 2022

Home Town: East Setauket, NY

Hobbies: Playing basketball/tennis/cooking/spending time with family & COFFEE!

 

Incoming PGY4 Fellows:

 

Shawn Haupt, MD MS             

Residency:  Pediatrics:  MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Washington, DC Class of 2020

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Home Town: Prince George, British Columbia

Hobbies: Basketball, cooking, music and movies

Favorite Food: Mac and cheese

Favorite Quote: “The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”― Voltaire

 

Lorna Lin, MD

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

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

Home Town:  New York, NY