NYU Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Training Program

Program Director: Leslie R. Boyd, MD

Leslie Boyd, MD, interim director of the gynecologic oncology fellowship program.The Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Program is an ACGME-accredited three-year training program that prepares candidates for board certification in gynecologic oncology by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Our academic mission is to train outstanding gynecologic oncologists and all clinical and research activities are performed solely for that purpose.

One fellow is accepted per year. The goal is to train fellows to be physician-scientists, as well as clinical gynecologic oncologists. Fellows begin their first year of training with research in the Gynecologic Oncology Research Laboratory under the direction of Professor and Gynecologic Oncology Division Chief Douglas A. Levine, MD, then proceed to clinical training for the remaining two years, which includes clinical research training. Fellows play an integral role in the clinical practice of gynecologic oncology at NYU. They serve as first assistants on all oncology cases at Tisch Hospital and serve as lead surgeons on all cases at Bellevue Hospital, under the direct supervision of a gynecologic oncology attending surgeon. The fellows help to coordinate all aspects of patient care, lead the weekly treatment planning conferences, and are valuable members of the clinical care team. They play a major role in the supervision and instruction of dedicated residents and medical students.

Gynecologic Oncology fellows rotate through Tisch and Bellevue Hospitals, acquiring a unique education from the diverse patient care settings and benefiting from the specialized care provided at the NCI-designated NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center. In the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, our fellows come first and are highly valued members of our healthcare team.

Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Training Program Application

Applications to the 3-year NYU Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship Training Program are accepted only through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service. Applicants are required to have completed or be on track for completing an accredited Obstetrics and Gynecology residency in the United States or Canada.

View the ERAS website: https://www.aamc.org/services/eras/

All applications should be completed and submitted electronically by 11:59pm on Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Your completed application package must include*:

  • Three letters of recommendation (one from your Residency Program Director)
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Personal statement
  • Official transcript from all medical schools attended and copy of diploma
  • USMLE transcript including all attempts
  • Recent photograph
  • CREOG scores

* It is not necessary to submit separately any items that are already contained in your ERAS application. If you are submitting additional items that are not on ERAS, please email them as pdf documents to Deirdre.Steiglitz@nyumc.org. Please label each pdf  with a simple descriptive name and include your last name (surname). Example: Smith CREOG Scores PGY1-3.pdf

Additional documents for foreign medical school applicants (Documents in a language other than English must be submitted with a certified translation).

  • Transcript of all college education
  • ECFMG certificate

Additional documentation may be required before a candidate can be appointed.

NYU Gyn Onc Division Fellows with Program Director in June 2017.
Left to right: Drs. Jeannie Chern, Leslie Boyd, Jessica Lee, and Deanna Gerber.

Meet our current amazing fellows:

1st year fellow: Julia Fehniger, MD

Julia Fehniger completed her undergraduate studies at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations. After graduation, she spent 2 years as a Chemistry and Earth Science teacher with Teach for America in the Bronx. She earned her MD at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During medical school, she served on the executive board of the Quito Project, a student run organization working to improve health and wellness in a community in Quito, Ecuador. She spent a year during medical school completing a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco. She then completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Chicago where she served as an administrative chief resident from 2016-2017.  She has presented abstracts at regional and national conferences, including the annual SGO meeting.

2nd year fellow: Deanna Gerber, MD

Didi grew up in upstate New York.  She attended Tulane University for both undergraduate and graduate school where she received both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Neuroscience.  She stayed in New Orleans for medical school where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.  In 2012 she returned to New York where she completed her Obstetrics and Gynecologic residency at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell. She served as administrative chief resident from 2015-2016 and participated in the Housestaff Quality Council and Residency Education Committee throughout her training.  She has presented abstracts at regional and national conferences including the annual SGO meeting.

3rd year fellow: Jessica Lee, M.D. 

Jessica Lee grew up in New Jersey and received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University.  She returned to New Jersey for medical school at Rutgers – New Jersey Medical School where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.  She completed her Obstetrics and Gynecologic residency at Hofstra – North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System where she served as administrative chief resident from 2014-2015.  She has presented abstracts at regional and national conferences including the annual SGO meeting. She has also published several book chapters on obstetric and gynecologic care after organ transplantation. 

For additional information, please contact:

Deirdre K. Stieglitz
Administrative Coordinator
Division of Gynecologic Oncology
NYU Langone Medical Center
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
NYU School of Medicine
550 First Ave, NBV 9E2
New York, NY 10016
tel: 212.263.5198 
Email: Deirdre.Stieglitz@nyumc.org