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Allergy and Immunology


Education & Training

Arye Rubinstein, MD, Chief, Division of Allergy & Immunology at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM), established the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Fellowship Program in 1978 with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The fellowship has been continuously certified by the ACGME.

Fellows in this track rotate through the Asthma Center, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation in one-month blocks each. They also rotate through the novel infusion unit.

What Our Fellowship Offers

The training program is a joint effort of the individual Divisions of Allergy and Immunology of the Departments of Pediatrics and Medicine. Dr. Rubinstein directs and coordinates both the Pediatric and Adult Program. He is assisted by Larry Bernstein, MD (Pediatrics), Co-Director of the overall program, and by David Rosenstreich, MD (Internal Medicine). The program has two tracks:

  • Pediatric/Internal Medicine Track: This main track is approved for four fellows and is coordinated by Dr. Bernstein. The Pediatric/Internal Medicine Track takes fellows trained in either Medicine or Pediatrics and is integrated into the overall program.
  • Adult Track: This smaller track is approved for one fellow coordinated by Dr. Rosenstreich. Adult track fellows have the opportunity to design their own elective rotation schedules based on their educational needs and interests. These are usually taken as part-time participation in one-month blocks for some electives and as full-time, one-month blocks for others, such as dermatology. The schedule is very flexible and can be adjusted based on the educational and research needs of the fellow.

CHAM’s Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Fellowship Program is one of the largest training programs in the United States. Over 120 fellows have graduated from the program in the past 36 years, with 27 years having a 100% passing rate in National Board Exams. Graduates of the program serve in academic positions and in clinical activities associated with major medical centers throughout the country. Several faculty members in the Division are former graduates of the training program or of the National Institutes of Health. 

Applying for Fellowship Positions

Applicants should complete their submissions through the Electronic Residency Application Service(ERAS).


Nicole Karcich  
Montefiore Medical Center 
Department of Pediatrics-Allergy and Immunology 
1525 Blondell Ave
2nd Floor, Suite 101
Bronx, NY 10461

Phone: 718-405-8530 
Fax: 718-405-8532 

All applications must be made through the Electronic Residency Application Service.

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