Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency

Maimonides boasts a long history of training excellence. Our graduates have gone on to careers in all the OB/GYN subspecialties, as well as general academic and private practices. We are particularly proud of our Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship and training, our Ryan Program in Family Planning, our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship. Many graduates still practice at Maimonides, which is a testament to the type of workplace we are and the care we give our patients.

Obstetrics & Gynecology Residency

Maimonides boasts a long history of training excellence. Our graduates have gone on to careers in all the OB/GYN subspecialties, as well as general academic and private practices. We are particularly proud of our Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship and training, our Ryan Program in Family Planning, our Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship. Many graduates still practice at Maimonides, which is a testament to the type of workplace we are and the care we give our patients.
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Our Residents

Our residents have gone on to the nation’s leading institutions

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital

Maimonides Medical Center

Mayo Clinic

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Morristown Memorial Hospital

Mt. Sinai Medical Center

New York University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

University of California-Irvine

University of Chicago Medicine

University of Utah

Wayne State University

Yale School of Medicine

Eastern Virginia Medical School

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital

Maimonides Medical Center

Mayo Clinic

Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Morristown Memorial Hospital

Mt. Sinai Medical Center

New York University Medical Center

New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center

NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

University of California-Irvine

University of Chicago Medicine

University of Utah

Wayne State University

Yale School of Medicine

Residency Overview

The Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Maimonides Medical Center is proud to serve the very diverse population of Brooklyn. Our patients come from all over the city as well as all over the world. We have one of the busiest labor floors in the State of New York, with over 8,000 deliveries per year and residents are involved in all aspects of patient care. Our robust gynecologic surgery program aims to make graduates of our program proficient in open, vaginal, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. We train six residents per year, and one fellow per year in each of the two fellowships. Our residents leave our program well trained in all aspects of OBGyn care and ready for anything!

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“There are words that come to my mind when thinking about our program:  amazing, challenging, rewarding, hard work, stepping stone to the career of your choice.  Our program pushes you to the limit but it also provides you with a solid foundation for you to have an amazing career in OB/GYN.”

– Dr. Carmen Llopiz-Valle, Director of Academic Division, former Residency Program Director

Program Leadership

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Kathleen Morrell, MD, MPH

Residency Program Director

Director of Family Planning Division

Dr. Morrell received her medical degree from SUNY Upstate in Syracuse, completed her OBGyn residency at Albert Einstein/Montefiore in the Bronx, and did her Fellowship in Complex Family Planning and MPH at Columbia University. She started the Ryan Program at Maimonides in 2015 and became the Program Director in 2018 because of her passion for resident education. She is active in advocacy through ACOG, was a Reproductive Health Advocacy Fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health, and is the Medical Advisor for a program offering reproductive health services in NYC public high schools.
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Scott Chudnoff, MD, Msc

Department Chair

Dr. Chudnoff received his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School and his Masters of Clinical Science at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He completed his residency and fellowship in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Chudnoff is an active member of AAGL, APGO, ASRM, the Society of Reproductive Surgeons, and the American Association os Sex Educators. Since starting as Chair in June 2021, Dr. Chudnoff’s life and career has truly come full circle, as he was born at Maimonides Medical Center.

Curriculum Overview

PGY1 – 18 weeks OB, 8 weeks GYN, 10 weeks Night Float, 4 weeks SONO-Simulation, 4 weeks ED, 2 weeks Outpatient Internal Medicine

 

PGY2 – 10 weeks OB, 8 weeks GYN, 2 weeks Minimally Invasive Surgery, 10 weeks night float, 4 weeks Family Planning, 4 weeks REI, 2 weeks NICU-SONO, 4 weeks SICU

 

PGY3 – 8 weeks OB, 10 weeks GYN, 12 weeks Night Float, 4 weeks clinic, 4 weeks Family Planning, 4 weeks elective, 4 weeks research, 2 weeks GYN elective

 

PGY4 – 8 weeks OB, 18 weeks GYN, 4 weeks Night Float, 8 weeks GynOnc, 8 weeks UroGyn

*Each academic year includes 4 weeks of vacation, taken in 1 or 2-week blocks based on resident preferences

*Night Float system covers Sunday through Thursday nights

*Calls are overnight Friday night, Saturday 24-hour, or Sunday day. Those on-call Saturday have Friday off as their pre-call day.

*Friday mornings are dedicated educational time for all residents. Residents present recent cases, journal clubs, tumor boards, and Morbidity & Mortality conferences.

*Once per quarter we focus the half-day on optimizing resident wellness through meditation techniques, fun activities, massages, and other aspects of personal wellness.

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Resident Stories

“The volume and the diversity make the program strong. We leave Maimonides incredibly well trained!”

– Swetha Naroji, Class of 2020, Fellowship in Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology, NIH/NICHD

Resident Stories

“The volume and the diversity make the program strong. We leave Maimonides incredibly well trained!”

 

– Swetha Naroji, Class of 2020, Fellowship in Pediatric/Adolescent Gynecology, NIH/NICHD

How To Apply

Applications can be submitted this fall through ERAS at www.aamc.org/eras. Complete details and timelines for individual programs are available on the ERAS website.

 

Three letters of recommendation are required. We review a dean’s letter, transcript, USMLE/COMLEX scores etc. Both J1 visas and a limited number of H1 visas are accepted. No visa type is guaranteed and a passing step 3 result is required by match day for the possibility of an H1 visa.

 

We do not have minimum score requirements; however, we do look at number of attempts. We do not require US clinical experience, but it is favorable. We prefer recent graduates, however, we will consider three years from date of graduation with clinical experience. In all, we review the application in its entirety. As all applications are accepted through ERAS, we do not accept paper applications. We do not offer pre-matches.

 

For more information, visit our website at www.maimonidesmed.org or visit the FRIEDA website.

 

Maimonides Medical Center complies with federal and city laws and orders prohibiting discrimination in employment. Such discrimination includes race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, handicap, marital status or sexual orientation.

 

Contact for Maimonides OB/GYN Residency Program:

Carmen LoPiccolo

Residency Program Manager

[email protected]

 

Kathleen Morrell, MD, MPH

Residency Program Director

Director of Family Planning Division

[email protected]

 

Lily Bayat, MD, MPH

Associate Residency Program Director

Director of Simulation

[email protected]

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