We are thrilled for your interest in the Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Fellowship! Our program is the oldest fellowship in the country and one of the very few PHM fellowships continuously accredited by the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), and was established in 2012. This is a two-year fellowship which exposes future Pediatric Hospitalists to a broad range of common and complex medical conditions in a culture of evidence based quality and safety of care.
Cleveland Clinic has cared for infants, children, and adolescents since its doors first opened in 1921. That history of pediatric caregiving has blossomed into Cleveland Clinic Children’s standing today as one of America’s leading and largest providers of comprehensive pediatric care. Cleveland Clinic Children's is consistently ranked as one of the Best Children's Hospitals by US News & World Report. This reputation stems from premier programs in a wide range of subspecialties, including:
- Rehabilitation, featuring one of the nation’s few freestanding pediatric rehab hospitals, and the first pediatric specialty pain rehab program in the world to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
- Transplantation, offering the ability to perform any type of transplant in pediatric patients
- Cardiology and heart surgery, where pediatric specialists collaborate with their adult-care Cleveland Clinic colleagues to manage all aspects of the most complex cases of congenital heart disease and ensure superb continuity of care into adulthood
- Surgery, offering a breadth and depth of surgical expertise and resources that few children’s hospitals can match
The fellowships primary clinical setting is the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital; a high-volume tertiary referral center with more than 300 pediatric medical and surgical specialists staff, 414 inpatient beds and 52 outpatient clinics; providing over 590,000 outpatient visits, 13,000 hospital admissions, 11,000 surgeries. The fellows work closely with our experienced team of physicians, at the Main Campus and community Hospitals, who are genuinely invested in the education and career advancement of our fellows.
In our community hospitals (Fairview and Hillcrest), the fellows work in the inpatient wards as well as newborn nursery, getting full exposure to clinical setting of a pediatric community hospitalist. Just minutes away from the CCC main campus, the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Shaker Hospital for Rehabilitation (CCCHR) allows the fellows a unique clinical experience at the single pediatric rehabilitation hospital in Northeast Ohio. Additional rotations, including anesthesia, sedation, chronic pain and integrative care, simulation, informatics, medical operations, as well as palliative care among others, provide a unique opportunity for advanced clinical exposure. There are plenty of opportunities for elective rotations to foster individual interests.
Sangeeta Krishna, MD
Dana Foradori, MD
Associate Program Director
The Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellowship is currently seeking applicants for the 2020-2021 academic year. Eligible trainees must have completed a residency in the United States. IMGs must be ECFMG certified. Positions are filled through the NRMP (National Residency Match Program).
Applications are accepted July 1, 2019 through September 15, 2019 and must include the following:
- Completed PHM application
- Personal statement (not to exceed 500 words)
(3) Letters of recommendation (one by residency program director)
- USMLE or COMLEX scores
ECFMG certificate if applicable
Interviews will begin September 21, 2019 and conclude November 2, 2019.
For More Information, Please Contact
Dr. Sangeeta Krishna, Program Director
Sarah Spurbeck, C-TAGME, Education Manager
Benefits & Resources
- 15 vacation days per year
- 5 career days in PGY5
Travel and logistical support is provided once per year to the fellow when presenting at a regional or national meeting.
Insurance is covered 50% starting day one of your training. This includes medical, vision, and short term disability.
- Free access to Cleveland Clinic Fitness Facilities (state-of-the art cardio and weight machines, Olympic sized swimming pool, basketball courts, fitness classes)
- Yearly on-site Pediatric Board Review course provided at a discounted rate
- Moonlighting opportunities
- Greater Circle Living - $10,000 forgivable loan grant
- Cleveland Clinic discounts (dining, computers, cellphone carriers, and more!)
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.
- Leadership and career development seminars through Cleveland Clinic Learning Academy.
- Opportunity to obtain the Distinguished Educator certification.
- Coursework in research fundamentals at the Case Western Reserve University.
- Available research support staff and mentors for consultation, through our research center.
- Longitudinal educational series in ethics, professionalism, quality improvement, and research with all pediatric fellows.
- Numerous opportunities for resident and medical student education such as simulation lab sessions, mock codes, Journal Club, and Morning Report.
- Pediatric Hospital Medicine Case conferences, journal club and interesting cases of the month provide opportunity for interaction with all faculty.
- Board topics teaching sessions to prepare fellows for PHM boards
- Job interviewing and contract negotiation.
Didactic Education & Resources
Fellows attend regularly scheduled lectures in Ethics and Professionalism, Research and Statistics, and Career Development. Numerous specialty-specific conferences are also available.
Participation in various committees such as Patient Safety, Child advocacy, EMR Steering Committee, Quality Council and Medical Operations.
|Concentration||Weeks in PGY4||Weeks in PGY5|
|Research, Education and Scholarship||12||16|
|Clinical ( tertiary and community hospital wards, Nursery, Rehabilitation, core specialties, Palliative Medicine, Anesthesia, Sedation, PICU, ED)||16||16|
|Individualized curriculum and electives||16 (4 weeks elective)||16 (8 weeks elective)|
* Three weeks of vacation.
** One week for board study (PGY 4) and interviews/job search (PGY 5).
*** Note that there is flexibility based on individual interests and prior experience, with the ability even to design your own electives as needed.
Marc Miller, MD – PGY4
Residency: Brenner Children’s Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC
"Completing a Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellowship interested me because I wanted to have the opportunities to explore and refine my interests within PHM. Pediatric residency prepared me well for the clinical aspects, but there is so much more to PHM that I had only begun to explore including QI, medical education, patient safety efforts, administrative responsibilities, research, and more. The PHM fellowship at Cleveland Clinic provides me the opportunities, resources, and mentorship to develop these interests into strengths I will need for a successful career within PHM."
Chionye Ossai, MBBS – PGY5
Residency: Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
“I decided to pursue a fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine because of the opportunities for mentorship and dedicated time for training in research methods, quality improvement and clinical informatics. I believe these are essential skill sets required for a successful career in PHM.”
Cory Henson, MD – Graduate 2019
Employment beginning July 1, 2019: Baylor San Antonio Children’s, Staff, Associate Program Director Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
- Distinguished Educator (DE) Level 1 Certificate Program, Cleveland Clinic learning Academy
- Henson C, Karani R, Fromme B, Wu Kuo K, Williams R. “Resident Perceptions of their Role as Student Educators.” Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland, OH; The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Stanford Children’s, Stanford, CA; Pen State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA. Work in progress.
- Henson C. “Morbidity and Mortality.” Pediatric Grand Rounds, Cleveland Clinic Children’s, Cleveland, OH (2017)
- Henson C, Mehdi A, Foshee C, Kumar A. “Resident Perceptions of their Role as Student Educators.” Case Western Reserve University Education Retreat, Cleveland, OH (3/20/2018)
- Henson C, Mehdi A, Foshee C, Kumar A. “Resident Perceptions of their Role as Student Educators.” Pediatric Academic Society Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada
- Residents-as-Teachers Educational Curriculum. Project lead for six session curriculum meant to empower residents to be future educators.
Jane Im, MD - Graduate 2018
Current Employment: Connecticut Children’s
- Opportunities and challenges of electronic health information exchange. AAP News. David Kaelber, Jane Im, Volume 38, Number 4. April 2017.
- Im, J, Kumar, A, 3 year old Male with Multiple Recurrences of Intussusception (2017, October). Poster presented at Ohio AAP Annual Meeting; Dublin, OH.
- Im J, Adeyanju O. (2017, October). Apps for Busy Clinician Educators - tools to facilitate teaching and learning in the digital age. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Faculty and Healthcare Educator Conference. Cincinnati, OH
- Im J, Adeyanju O, Tchou M, (2018, July). Apps for Busy Hospitalists - tools to facilitate teaching and learning in the digital age. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. Atlanta, GA
- Im, J. Empiric Antibiotic Therapy in Infants, SOHM Library Journal Club.
- Im J, Kumar A, Auron M. (May 2018) What’s your plan? (Evaluating the use of a written asthma action plan prior to Hospitalization for Asthma Exacerbation). Cleveland Clinic Research Day. Cleveland, OH
Oloruntosin “Tosin” Adeyanju, MD - Graduate 2017
Current Employment: St. Louis Children's Hospital-Washington University
- Distinguished Educator (DE) Level 1 Certificate Program, Cleveland Clinic learning Academy, October 2016
- “Excellence in Teaching” 2015-2016 academic year – CCF Educational Foundation
- Heidi Ochs, DO, MPH; Oloruntosin Adeyanju, MD; Sangeeta Krishna, MD. Improving the Transition between the Inpatient and Outpatient Settings: Targeting Discharge Summary Quality. Presented at: Annual Education Retreat. 03/03/2016.
- Oloruntosin Adeyanju, Sangeeta Krishna, Andrea Rivera-Sepulveda, Laura Voegele, Navjyot Vidwan. The Febrile Traveler: Infections to Consider in Febrile Children Returning from Overseas. Presented at 2016 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference; Chicago, IL. 07/31/2016.
- Fever in the Overseas Returned Child. O. Adeyanju, S. Krishna, Caring for the Hospitalized child. A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics. AAP, SOHM. Eds Rausch and Gershel (2nd edition)
- Adeyanju O., Im, J. (2017, October). Apps for Busy Clinician Educators - tools to facilitate teaching and learning in the digital age. Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Faculty and Healthcare Educator Conference.
Prabi Rajbhanadri, MD - Graduate June 2016
Current Employment: Akron Children’s Hospital
- P.Rajbhandari, A.Brown, Y.Mandelia, V.Patel , M.El-Hallak-Prolonged fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and joint pain in a 9- year- old boy ,Prolonged fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and joint pain in a 9- year- old boy , Diagnostic Dilemmas,Pediatrics , provisionally accepted , March 2019
- David P Johnson, MD; Vivian Lee, MD; Anand Gourishankar, MD, MRCP;Prabi Rajbhandari, MD; Matthew Schefft, DO; Marquita Genies, MD, MPH, Routine Blood Culture Acquisition for Children Hospitalized With Community-Acquired Pneumonia:Things we do for no reason , Hospital Pediatrics ( Invited publication - submitted on 5/2019 )
- P.Rajbhandari, A.Moises,S.Worley,M.Marks, Improving documentation of inpatient problem list in Electronic Health Record - A quality improvement project, Journal of patient safety , accepted for publication, March 19, 2018
- P.Rajbhandari, C.Mandelia, J.Halima, P.Selvakumar, S.Krishna – 9 day old with diarrhea Diagnostic Dilemmas, Pediatrics, accepted December, 2016, published April, 2017 Pediatrics. 2017;139(5):e20162953
- P.Rajbhandari, S.Krishna, Endocrine Emergencies, Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2nd edition
- J.Aprile, P.Rajbhandari, Hypoglycemia, Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2nd edition
Tatiana Gurevich Panigrahi, MD - Graduate June 2015
Current Employment: Akron Children’s Hospital
- "Identification Of Routine Use Of Post-Operative Acid Suppression (GI Prophylaxis) Rate In Non-Critically Ill Pediatric Surgery Patients."
- "When Should You Suspect Kawasaki Disease as the Cause of Fever in an Infant?" Gurevich-Panigrahi T, Kanegaye J, Chang W. The Hospitalist.2014:18 (7):10-12.
- Quality Improvement: Posters displayed to consider using NG rehydration in patients with bronchiolitis instead of IV rehydration and created the script addressing communication with parents.
- Routine Use of Postoperative Acid Suppression (GI Prophylaxis) in Non-Critically Ill Pediatric Appendectomy Patients. Gurevich-Panigrahi T, Worley S, Hupertz V, Andrews L, Auron M. Hosp Pediatr. 2017 Mar 7. pii: hpeds.2015-0115. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2015-0115. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available.
Justen Aprile, MD - Graduate June 2014
Current Employment: Penn State Health Children’s Hospital
Scholarly activity - Teaching:
- Penn State College of Medicine Excellence in Teaching Award
Received by the Penn State College of Medicine to recognize teaching excellence within the COM. Hershey, PA. October 2016
- Penn State College of Medicine Teacher of the Year 2015
Received by the Penn State College of Medicine to recognize teaching during the Pediatric Clerkship core rotation. Hershey, PA. 2015
- “Outstanding Fellow Research Project at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Pediatric Research Day” for project, “Does implementation of resident sign out tool decrease PMETs and SERS” Cleveland Clinic, May 2014
- “Scholarship in Teaching Award” (Annual Education Retreat, Case Western Reserve University 2014) for "Resident Handover: A Need for Structured Curriculum and Quality Outcome Studies", presented at the CGEA Spring Conference 2014
- "Excellence in Teaching” during the 2013-2014 academic year - CCF Educational Foundation
- “Outstanding Rookie Teacher of the year July 2014-June 2015” from the Penn State Hershey Children's hospital and College of Medicine and Pediatric Residency
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