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.

The NYU Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is committed to recruiting and fostering a diverse community dedicated to promoting excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology through education, research, and clinical care.

We celebrate the multiple dimensions of diversity that each member of our community offers, including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic circumstance, national origin, geographic background, immigration status, ability and disability, religious belief and age.

We prioritize diversity and inclusion in resident and faculty recruitment and retention. We strive to ensure that our department reflects the diversity of our patient population. We are proud to practice medicine in a dynamic city that welcomes a diverse community of individuals. We are committed to respecting all members of our community and ensuring that each person feels valued and supported.

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/

We are participating in the SGO 2020 Common Date Program. Please mark your calendar with the following 2020 common dates:

  • April 6, 2020: Application deadline
  • April 27, 2020: Interview invitations to be sent

Applications for the applicants starting in July 2022 may apply through ERAS by Monday, April 6, 2020. Interviews will be by invitation in the summer of 2020.

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.Stieglitz@nyulangone.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: Olivia Lara, MD, MS

Hometown: Uvalde, Texas
Undergraduate School: Texas A&M University
Graduate school: MD Anderson Cancer Center
Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Residency: University of Texas Austin Dell Medical School
Areas of Interest in OBGYN: Gynecologic Oncology
Hobbies: Exploring the city, travel, tennis
Why I chose NYU: The educational experiences offered by Bellevue and Tisch Hospital along with great faculty

2nd year fellow: Benjamin Margolis, MD

Hometown: Oceanside, New York
Undergraduate School: Johns Hopkins
Medical School: Yale
Residency: Columbia
Areas of Interest in OBGYN: Gynecologic Oncology
Hobbies: travel, hiking, cycling
Why I chose NYU: NYU offered a broad and comprehensive training in gynecologic oncology that was the right fit for me.

3rd year fellow: Julia Fehniger, MD

Hometown: Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan
Undergraduate School: Pomona College
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency: University of Chicago
Areas of Interest in OBGYN: Gyn oncology
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, travel, hiking, trying new foods and exploring new neighborhoods
Why I chose NYU: The combination of the amazing patient care experience at Bellevue with the resources and great faculty at NYU

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@nyulangone.org