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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Fellows in pediatric emergency medicine at NYU Langone have the unique opportunity to train in two complementary environments: the pediatric emergency service at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and the KiDS Emergency Department at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone.

This dual exposure allows fellows to experience the breadth of pediatric emergency medicine, and to become expert and compassionate clinicians and leaders who share our commitment to high-quality, equitable healthcare.

VIDEO: NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine offers fellowship training in pediatric emergency medicine.

Our three-year fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and is hosted by the Department of Pediatrics and the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine. Faculty from both departments lead a dynamic fellowship curriculum that blends clinical and didactic training and includes simulation-based medical education, educational scholarship, ultrasound, and social medicine.

We also recognize the importance of a healthy work–life balance, and host a range of wellness initiatives to foster camaraderie and wellbeing among our cohort.

As graduates, our fellows are insightful teachers, knowledgeable investigators, passionate community advocates, and skilled administrators who go on to make a meaningful impact in the field.

Fellowship Clinical Sites

Pediatric emergency medicine fellows train primarily at Bellevue and NYU Langone’s KiDS Emergency Department.

Bellevue Pediatric Emergency Service

Founded in 1736, Bellevue has a storied history of caring for a diverse population as the flagship institution of the NYC Health + Hospitals system, and its ethos of exceptional care and social justice permeates our program today. The pediatric emergency service at Bellevue provides care to more than 25,000 children and young adults each year. Pediatric emergency service physicians manage ill and injured children, adolescents, and young adults under 25 years of age, including those requiring acute resuscitation.

As a Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center, Bellevue receives acutely injured children who require prompt stabilization and treatment. In addition, Bellevue is a regional spinal cord injury center and a limb reimplantation center.

As a municipal hospital, Bellevue’s pediatric emergency service fulfills the acute care needs of local children and serves as an urgent referral center for children in the care of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Our clinicians work closely with the Child Protection Team as well as the patient advocacy and social work teams to advocate for patients and their families. Our dedicated emergency child psychiatry unit allows the service to focus on medical acuity while providing a discrete educational experience in psychiatric emergencies during dedicated selective time.

KiDS Emergency Department

The KiDS Emergency Department opened in 2014, with a discrete care area for children, adolescents, and young adults. This emergency department cares for more than 15,000 children per year, including a large number of patients with medically complex conditions. Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital—34th Street, a pediatric quaternary care center, opened in 2018 and boasts 34 inpatient and 34 pediatric intensive and cardiac critical care beds, to which children from the KiDS Emergency Department may be admitted.

Additional Pediatric Emergency Medicine Clinical Sites

In addition to rotations in pediatric emergency medicine, fellows participate in rotations in adult emergency medicine, pediatric anesthesiology, and pediatric critical care at Bellevue, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, and NYU Langone Health—Cobble Hill.

Fellows also participate in outside rotations at the NYC Poison Control Center, the Fire Department of the City of New York Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, and the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

How to Apply

Applicants should register and apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Please provide three letters of recommendation, including one from your residency program director. Applicants must also register with the National Resident Matching Program, also known as The Match. We participate in the Pediatric Specialties Fall Match. Acceptance through The Match is considered a definite contract.

All applicants must be eligible to obtain a New York State medical license by the start of the fellowship.

Contact Us

For inquiries about the fellowship or how to apply, please contact Selin T. Sagalowsky, MD, MPH, fellowship director, at, or Meena Casas, C-TAGME, program manager, at

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Leadership

Selin T. Sagalowsky, MD, MPH
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Joanne M. Agnant, MD, MSc
Associate Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Ellen Duncan, MD, PhD
Associate Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows

First-Year Fellows, Class of 2024


Alexandra Van Oyen, DO

College: University of Missouri, biology
Medical school: Kansas City University
Residency: Advocate Children's Hospital - Oak Lawn
Academic interests: medical education, simulation
Personal interests: yoga, trying new restaurants


Nicolas Delacruz, MD

College: The Ohio State University, biology
Medical school: The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: NewYork Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Academic interests: ultrasound, sepsis screening tools
Personal interests: walking my dog, soccer, snowboarding, OSU football

Second-Year Fellows, Class of 2023


Jennifer Grad, MD

College: Colgate University, studio art and art history
Medical school: St. George’s University
Residency: SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn
Academic interests: advocacy, gun violence prevention, toxicology
Personal interests: travel, photography (prior career), walking my dog Evie, scuba diving


Evan Yanni, MD

College: Indiana University, biochemistry
Medical school: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: NYU School of Medicine
Academic interests: point-of-care ultrasound, quality and safety, medical informatics
Personal interests: learning how to keep my house plants alive, finding food in the city, trying to invent something

Third-Year Fellows, Class of 2022


Elise Perlman, MD

College: University of Western Ontario, biology
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency: NYU School of Medicine
Academic interests: resident education
Personal interests: baking (especially baking and decorating cupcakes), homemade pizza, running along the East River (or trying to), bad reality TV, weekend trips to the Hudson Valley


Sasha Gifford, MD

College: Emory University, anthropology and human biology
Medical school: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency: Yale University
Academic interests: community outreach, diversity and inclusion, sports medicine
Personal interests: marathon running, rock climbing, volleyball