The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Women's Health

Fellowship Program in Family Planning

Program Leadership

Program Director

Nerys Benfield, MD, MPH
Tel: 718.405.8200
nbenfiel@montefiore.org 

 

Associate Program Director

Jessica Atrio, MD, MSc
Tel: 718.405.8200
jatrio@montefiore.org   

 
 

GME Administrator

Karen Nickens-Middlebrooks
Tel: 718.430.3152
kanicken@montefiore.org  

 
  • First established in 2015 
  • Length of training:  2 years 
  • Number of fellows:  2
  • Training in:
    • Complex contraception
    • Advanced abortion care and management of pregnancy loss
     
 
  • Fellows are supported to pursue a Master's in Public Health or Science 
  • Opportunities for:
    • Basic science and laboratory research 
    • Clinical trials 
    • Observational research including cohort and case-control studies 
    • Qualitative investigations
    • Global health research and clinical work
     
 
 

Accreditation

Fully accredited by the National Office of the Fellowship in Family Planning
Last Site Visit: 2016
Next Site Visit: annual

Prerequisites

Successful completion of a residency in OB/GYN

Current Fellows

Melissa Figueroa, MD

Glen Marie Matthews, MD 

 

Application Process

Applications accepted through the National Office of the Fellowship in Family Planning
Deadline: July
Interview Months: August and September

Selection Process

National Office of Fellowship in Family Planning

Contact Us

Karen Nickens-Middlebrooks
718.430-3152

kanicken@montefiore.org 

 

  
Sample Block Schedule

Fellows work clinically with the Family Planning service in the outpatient clinics and operating rooms an average of 2 days per week.
Fellows work at Montefiore Medical Center and North Central Bronx Hospital with a varied schedule.

 
Educational Sessions
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

AM

 

7:00 a.m.: Departmental Statistics Conference

     

 

  8:00 a.m.: Departmental Grand Rounds      
    9:00 a.m.: Masters Courses   9:00 a.m.: Masters Courses  
PM Division
Didactic
Conference
Division Conference      
 

Research and Scholarly Activity

Areas of research and populations in focus within in the Division of Family Planning include: 

  • Immediate postpartum contraception including systems and implementation research, patient perspectives and experiences and provider education
  • Medical management of early pregnancy loss and intrauterine fetal demise - use of mifepristone
  • Contraception for women with medical conditions
  • Reproductive health needs of HIV positive women and girls
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