Pediatric Fellowships

Pediatric Fellowships

We offer five main subspecialty fellowships including pediatric cardiology, pediatric critical care medicine, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric hematology/oncology, and neonatology. In addition, we offer programs in child neurology and neurodevelopmental disabilities.

All of our programs are ACGME-accredited.

Our fellowships are led by program directors who are experts in their fields, and supported by dedicated, enthusiastic faculty. In addition to our core programs, we collaborate closely with pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric radiology and pediatric surgery.

Fellowship training and oversight is under the direction of the Pediatric Fellowship Committee. This group is comprised of fellowship directors, departmental leaders, and peer-elected fellow representatives dedicated to fostering meaningful growth in our fellows’ career paths and providing the richest opportunities that OHSU can offer.

Core Conference Training Series

  • "Work-Life Balance (In Search of Excellence)" – Wellness Center
  • "Surviving Burnout (Resiliency)"
  • "Time Management/Organization"
  • "Professionalism"
  • "How to Give a Talk"
  • "Absolute PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely"
  • "Mentoring" – Ben Hoffman
  • "Generational Talk"
  • "Mistreatment"
  • "Teaching Residents to Teach"
  • "Managing your Professional Identity in the Facebook Era"
  • "Sleep Deprivation"
  • "Contract Negotiation/ Interviewing for a Job/Preparing a CV"
  • "Employment Contracts"
  • "Financial Planning/Benefits"
  • "Diversity"
  • "Malpractice Issues/Family Communication"
  • "Protected Health Information"
  • "Scientific Presentations/Posters"
  • "Research and Research Process Within Peds"

Human Investigation Program

The Department of Pediatrics has an established program to meet the research needs of fellows.  Each fellow is expected to participate in the Human Investigations Program (HIP) at OHSU.  This program provides a curriculum resulting in a Certificate in Human Investigations or Master of Clinical Research degree, is designed to meet the growing need for clinical and translational investigators.  A non-degree track allows enrollment in individual courses.  With increased knowledge of the basic science of disease, well-trained clinical scientists can translate these concepts from the bench to the bedside and to the community.  HIP at OHSU is supported by the Oregon and Clinical Translational Research Institute (OCTRI) funded through the National Center of Research Resources and is sponsored by the School of Medicine, the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and by divisions and departments at OHSU.

Grants

In addition to the HIP course, the Pediatric Fellowship Committee supports the acquisition of skills in grant writing as an important part of fellowship education to help prepare fellows for a successful academic career.  As such, during the course of each fellow's three year tenure at OHSU/Doernbecher, pediatric fellows are required to submit a grant for salary support and/or research resources.  This is a natural extension supported by the HIP training program, also a requirement for pediatric fellows.  Although we anticipate some of you will successfully obtain funding, your position and support for it are not contingent upon the outcome.  Your SOC will help define and acknowledge you have fulfilled this requirement prior to graduation; the Pediatric Fellowship Committee is here to help. 

Other opportunities

Opportunities are provided not only in Pediatrics laboratories, but any laboratory at OHSU.  Fellows may participate in clinical or basic science research. 

To learn about the fellowship that interests you, please contact coordinators and directors listed on each program's page.

All of our programs use the ERAS application system and the NRMP Match program to appoint their fellows.

Eligibility

All applicant must be legally able to work in the US, or eligible to obtain work authorization.

OHSU provides equal opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. It does not discriminate on any status protected by law. This policy applies to all employment, education, volunteer, and patient care related activities or in any other aspect of OHSU’s operation. Retaliation for reporting discrimination is prohibited. To make an inquiry or report an incident of discrimination, contact OHSU’s Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) Department at 503 494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) protects individuals from discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex or gender in any educational program or activity operated by recipients of federal aid. OHSU, as a recipient of federal funds, complies with Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 by prohibiting sex and gender discrimination and harassment, which includes sexual misconduct and sexual violence, in education programs, activities, employment, and admissions. Inquiries about Title IX compliance or sex/gender discrimination and harassment may be directed to the OHSU Title IX Coordinator – Laura Stadum, J.D. – at 503 494-0258 or titleix@ohsu.edu.

Inquiries may also be directed to the U.S. Department of Education, Western Region Office for Civil Rights at 206 607-1600 or ocr.seattle@ed.gov.

Child Neurology

Next position available: July 2020

High-quality clinical care is directly linked to the education of students, residents, and fellows. This is why the three-year, ACGME-accredited Child Neurology Residency Program is a top priority of the Division of Neurology. Our goal is to train clinical neuroscientists; individuals who provide expert patient care in the context of a strong foundation of basic and clinical neurosciences and who have the skills to pursue diverse career pathways, clinical and/or academic. Mentorship is abundantly available to help define, pursue, and reach those personalized goals.

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Pediatric Cardiology

Next position available: July 2020

Our Fellowship Program provides a solid foundation of knowledge and experience to academically oriented trainees. Fellows are trained in all aspects of pediatric cardiology. The patient volume and acuity are appropriately challenging, while still facilitate the educational opportunity in each experience. The 3-year curriculum provides ample elective and research experience.  Our program is proud to produce exceptionally trained graduates with the skills and opportunities to become leaders in any aspect of the field.

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Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Next position available: July 2020

The Doernbecher PICU is a 20 bed unit with an average daily census of 13. We have a diverse patient population, including pediatric medical, general surgery, cardiovascular surgery, neurosurgery, renal transplant, cardiac and respiratory ECMO and multi-system trauma patients. Patients come primarily from Oregon, southern Washington, northern California, Idaho, and Montana. Doernbecher has an active dedicated pediatric transport team allowing the fellow to become comfortable with pediatric transports.

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Next position available: July 2020

The OHSU Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) fellowship unites Oregon's two pediatric referral centers - OHSU's Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Legacy's Randall Children's Hospital - to create a unique and comprehensive training experience for fellows with either pediatric or emergency medicine training backgrounds.  PEM fellows work with core PEM faculty, intensivists, and pediatric specialists to provide high-quality pediatric emergency care to a diverse set of patients from across the Pacific Northwest. Our access to both community and academic settings allows fellows to excel in the areas of education, research, and complex medical care while honing their critical care management, trauma assessment, ultrasound proficiency, and procedural skills.

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Pediatric Endocrinology

Next position available: July 2020

The Division of Pediatric Endocrinology at OHSU has a longstanding tradition of excellence in patient care and commitment to education and research. Our program consists of faculty members who are experts in the field of endocrine disorders as well as accomplished researchers and clinicians. We are actively involved in both clinical and basic science research, and collaborate with over 20 research laboratories dedicated to improving the diagnosis and treatment of endocrine disorders.

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Hematology/Oncology

Next position available: July 2020

Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University collaborate to offer one of the finest pediatric hematology-oncology fellowship training programs in the nation. The clinical service, faculty, and state-of-the-art research programs provide an excellent setting for this specialized training. Designed to prepare MDs, MD/PhDs, or DOs for academic careers, this ACGME-accredited comprehensive training program affords opportunities for fellows to work alongside renowned faculty physicians to gain a valuable in-depth clinical and scholarly activity experience.  

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Neonatology

Next position available: July 2020

The overarching goal of fellowship training in NPM at OHSU is to provide an environment where trainees develop expertise in the clinical, research, and educational skills requisite to a successful career in academic neonatology.  We are committed to individualizing the educational experiences to best meet the unique career goals of our fellows. Through a competency-based, needs driven curriculum, we utilize didactic teaching, experiential learning, and simulation-based training to achieve the learning objectives set forth by the American Board of Pediatrics for NPM fellowship training.  

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Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Next position available: July 2020

The Child Development and Rehabilitation Center (CDRC) at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) offers a residency in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (NDD) for pediatricians whom we anticipate will become leaders in the care of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, including cerebral palsy, mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders, learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders and other neurobehavioral problems. The training program is most appropriate for the pediatrician who wishes to pursue a career in neurodevelopmental and/or neurobehavioral pediatrics.

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Contact us

Carrie Phillipi, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice Chair of Education,
Professor of Pediatrics
phillica@ohsu.edu

Deborah A. Lewinsohn, M.D.
Vice Chair of Research,
Professor of Pediatrics and Wayne L. Tracy Professor of Pediatric Infectious Disease
lewinsde@ohsu.edu

Dmitry Dukhovny, M.D., M.P.H.
Chair of Pediatric Fellowship Committee,
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
dukhovny@ohsu.edu

Kristina Fancy
Fellowship Program Technician
Department of Pediatrics
fancyk@ohsu.edu
503-418-5171

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