The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Marjorie Jean-Michel, MD

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center offers an American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology approved three year fellowship program in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. This program provides advanced education in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery for the Board-certified or Board-eligible Obstetrician-Gynecologist. At the completion of the fellowship, the subspecialist will be prepared to provide consultation and comprehensive management of women with complex benign pelvic conditions, lower urinary tract disorders, pelvic floor dysfunction, and defecatory disorders. The sites where the training occurs offer excellent opportunities for clinical experience and research. The Albert Einstein College of Medicine has an exceptional faculty available to the fellows. The Montefiore Medical Center, the major affiliate of the medical college, is an important teaching and referral center with a large number of outstanding specialty trained and certified faculty who have a pre-existing relationship with the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and routinely refer patients for treatment. On-site at Montefiore Medical Center, within the existing Division, is a fully equipped out-patient unit. Equipment for urodynamic testing, photodocumentation, imaging, electrodiagnostic testing and biofeedback are all in place within the Division. Additionally, the Division of Gastroenterology at Montefiore is near the Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, and maintains an up-to-date anal physiology laboratory which the fellows use under the direction and supervision of the Gastroenterology faculty.

The fellowship has been planned to provide progressive responsibility and increasing participation in research to each fellow by year of fellowship. In Year 1, 9 months are devoted exclusively to research, with the rest of the fellow's time reserved for clinical and educational responsibilities, including time in the Pelvic Anatomy laboratory at AECOM. In Year 2, one day each week is dedicated to research, with one month reserved exclusively for research in Year 3. Fellows attend a seminar series each week in which the most important topics in the subspecialty are addressed, as well as attending lectures on both basic science and clinical topics. All fellows are expected to produce research which can be submitted to scientific meetings in the subspecialty. Every fellow will produce a major research project prior to completing the fellowship program.

The program provides a basis for an academic career in Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health founded in research and teaching while affording strong clinical exposure in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

Inquiries and Applications for the FPMRS Fellowship

Applicants must have successfully completed at least four years of an accredited (ACGME) residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology. All applicants must demonstrate that they are fully qualified for medical licensure in New York State.

Inquiries and requests for applications should be directed to:

Marjorie Jean-Michel, MD
Fellowship Director
Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center
1650 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY  10456

Telephone: 718.239-8383
Fax : 718.239-8360


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