Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

The Center of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Children’s is seeking applicants for a fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. This Academic Pediatric Association (APA)-accredited 2-year fellowship will provide pediatricians the necessary skills to become leaders in academic pediatric hospital medicine.

The primary clinical setting is Cleveland Clinic Children’s (CCC) main campus, a busy tertiary referral center. Cleveland Clinic Children’s is nationally ranked in pediatric care by U.S. News and World Report's 2013-14 edition of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals, including two rankings in the top 10 nationally: Neurology & Neurosurgery (8) and Gastroenterology (10). More than 100 Cleveland Clinic Children's providers have been named “Best Doctors in America,” the most of any healthcare provider in the region.

Fellows will have the opportunity to evaluate and treat common pediatric illnesses, as well as manage patients with a variety of complex medical conditions. Fairview and Hillcrest hospitals, two community hospitals in Cleveland, are a part of the health system; the hospitalist and newborn services at both facilities provide exposure to the varied settings for a pediatric hospitalist. Just minutes from main campus, Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital for Rehabilitation offers fellows a chance to work with hospitalists in yet another setting, caring for children in the only rehabilitation hospital in Northeast Ohio. Additional rotations, including anesthesia, sedation, palliative care, and infectious disease provide the setting for advanced clinical exposure. Opportunities for elective rotations are available during both years of fellowship.


Cleveland Clinic, in partnership with Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, provides a unique community with tremendous resources in career development, education, foundations of research, leadership and personal growth. Fellows gain access to many of these resources:

  • Leadership and career development seminars through Cleveland Clinic Academy
  • Advocacy and Quality Improvement curricula and projects
  • Eight-week series on building teaching skills, geared toward fellows
  • Coursework in research fundamentals
  • Available research support staff and mentors for consultation

The completion of a scholarly project is expected during fellowship, under the guidance of faculty mentors. Fellows also participate in longitudinal educational series in ethics, professionalism and research with all pediatric fellows, creating opportunities for collaboration and camaraderie.

Fellows are involved in resident and medical student education during their clinical experience, as well as participating in resident educational activities such as simulation lab sessions, Journal Club, and Morning Report. An interactive, 8-week course seeks to learn and practice effective teaching techniques.

Fellows will also gain skills necessary to be leaders in medicine, through interactive seminars on everything from time and stress management to running efficient meetings and job interviewing techniques. Hands-on experience is available on a variety of committees and projects, and practice management education will help prepare fellows for an array of career options.

Concentration Year One Year Two
Research 16 weeks 20 weeks
Education/Career Development 8 weeks 6 weeks
Clinical (4 weeks electives/year) 24 weeks 22 weeks


Applications for the upcoming academic year can be submitted starting July 1st. Interview season starts on October 1st. Initial offers will be made on December 15th, or the soonest following weekday. J1 and H1b visas are accepted.

Completed application should be mailed or faxed to:

Wendy Van Ittersum, MD
c/o Sarah Spurbeck
9500 Euclid Avenue / S25
Cleveland, OH 44195
Phone: 216.444.6003
Fax: 216.445.8241