The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Fellowship Program in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Program Leadership

Program Director

Erkan Buyuk, M.D.
Tel: 914.997.1060  


GME Administrator

Karen Nickens-Middlebrooks
Tel: 718.430.3152  

  • Established in 1999
  • Length of training: 3 years
  • Numbers of fellows: 6
  • The division meets ABOG requirements for fellowship training.
  • Departmental and multidisciplinary educational sessions
  • Statistics
  • Basic scientific techniques and/or clinical research
  • Care for sub-fertile patients
  • Assisted reproductive technologies
  • Surgical skills necessary to treat disorders and anomalies of the female reproductive tract
  • A clinical/surgical rotation to treat disorders affecting the reproductive endocrine system including:
    • Reproductive endocrinology and infertility
    • Medical endocrinology
    • Pediatric endocrinology
    • Genetics clinics


Fully accredited by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ABOG)
Last site visit: 2013
Next scheduled site visit: 2019


Completion of a residency in obstetrics and gynecology

Current Fellows

Rachel Schwartz-Gerber, MD
Alexander Kucherov, MD
Michelle Goldsammler, MD
Meir Olcha, MD
Rani Fritz, MD
Mario Vega, MD 


Application Process

Applications are accepted through ERAS
Application deadline: June
Interview month: July and August 

Selection Process


Additional Information

Karen Nickens-Middlebrooks

Sample Block Schedule
  July-December January-June
Year One IVF Rotation Clinical/Surgical Rotation
Year Two Research
Year Three IVF/Clinical/Surgical Rotation *Monthly Rotation Research *Monthly Rotation
Educational Sessions
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
AM   7:00 a.m.: Departmental Statistics Conference      
AM   8:00 a.m.: Departmental Grand Rounds   8:00 a.m.: Gynecology conference 8:00 a.m.: Joint medical endocrinology, pediatric endocrinology and reproductive endocrinology conference
AM   9:00 a.m.: Fellows Didactic Session Ethics Meeting (monthly)      
AM   11:00 a.m.: Journal Club (QOW)      
PM   12:00 p.m.: Fellows Business Meeting      
PM       4:00 p.m.: Division Meeting  

*Quarterly joint Maternal Fetal Medicine-REI meeting
Bi-annual Research Work in Progress


Research and Scholarly Activity

Education Sessions
  • Completion of a research project and published manuscript during protected research time
  • Collaboration with basic science laboratories in Biochemistry, Anatomy and Structural Biology
  • Presentations at regional, national and international meetings
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