Preparing You for Your Career

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at Good Samaritan Hospital is designed to prepare you for a career treating young patients who require immediate care. Our goal is to provide experiences, education, support and guidance that allows you to achieve your highest potential as a physician, educator and researcher. 

Comprehensive Training at a Dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department

The Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine provides clinical experiences, didactics and training. Our Pediatric Emergency Department is a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center that cares for more than 100,000 children each year, giving you exposure to all types of emergencies.

Accreditation 

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at Good Samaritan Hospital is newly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). 
 

Contact the Department of Medical Education for additional information on the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Good Samaritan Hospital:

Denise Fliedner, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Coordinator
Good Samaritan Hospital
Department of Medical Education
1000 Montauk Highway
West Islip, NY 11795
Phone: 631-376-4163
Fax: 631-376-3420
Denise.Fliedner@chsli.org

Curriculum

Fellows who have completed an Emergency Medicine residency operate on a two-year curriculum. Those who have completed a Pediatric residency function as a junior faculty in their second and third year.

Year 1

 

PEM

4 blocks

16 weeks

AEM

2 blocks

8 weeks

EUS

1 block

4 weeks

Anesthesia

1 block

4 weeks

PICU

1 block

4 weeks

Sedation

0.5 block

2 weeks

Research

2.5 blocks

10 weeks

Elective

0.5 block

4 weeks

Vacation

 

4 weeks (one 2-week, two 1-week)

Year 2

PEM

4 blocks

16 weeks

AEM

2 blocks

8 weeks

Research

3 blocks

12 weeks

PICU

1 block

4 weeks

Toxicology

1 block

4 weeks

Administration

0.5 block

2 weeks

EMS

0.5 block

2 weeks

Elective

1 block

4 weeks

Vacation

 

4 weeks (one 2-week, two 1-week)

 Year 3

PEM

5 blocks

20 weeks

AEM

2 blocks

8 weeks

Research

4 block

16 weeks

Elective

1 block

4 weeks

Vacation

 

4 weeks (one 2-week, two 1-week)

Year 1

PEM

4 blocks

16 weeks

AEM

2 blocks

8 weeks

EUS

1 block

4 weeks

Anesthesia

1 block

4 weeks

PICU

1 block

4 weeks

Sedation

0.5 block

2 weeks

Research

2.5 blocks

10 weeks

Elective

0.5 block

4 weeks

Vacation

 

4 weeks (one 2-week, two 1-week)

Year 2

PEM

4 blocks

16 weeks

AEM

2 blocks

8 weeks

Research

3 blocks

12 weeks

PICU

1 block

4 weeks

Toxicology

1 block

4 weeks

Administration

0.5 block

2 weeks

EMS

0.5 block

2 weeks

Elective

1 block

4 weeks

Vacation

 

4 weeks (one 2-week, two 1-week)

Meet Our Team

Program Director: Reethamma Daniel, MD, FAAP

Reethamma Daniel, MD, FAAP

Program Director

Fellowship Training/Location: Pediatric Emergency Medicine/St. Luke's Roosevelt, New York, NY

Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/St. Luke's Roosevelt, New York, NY

Medical School: Medical College, Calicut, India
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine (ABPEM), Pediatrics (ABP)

Hobby/Interest: Cooking

Isaac Gordon, MD, FAAP

Fellowship Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics Emergency Medicine / SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College, Westchester County, NY

Medical School: Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education/New York Medical College, New York, NY

Board Certification: Pediatric Emergency Medicine (ABP), Pediatrics (ABP)

Hobby/Interest: Cooking, hiking, outdoor sports and archery.

Halina Borowski, MD, FAAP

Fellowship Training/Location: Pediatric Emergency Medicine/Cohen Children’s Medical Center at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (formerly Schneider Children’s Hospital), New Hyde Park, NY

Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/Cohen Children’s Medical Center at Long Island Jewish Medical Center (formerly Schneider Children’s Hospital), New Hyde Park, NY

Medical School: Medical Academy, Bialystok, Poland
Board Certification: Emergency Medicine (ABPEM), Pediatrics (ABP), Internal Medicine (ABIM)

Hobby/Interest: Architecture and home design

Paul Lee, MD, FAAP, FIDSA

Fellowship Training Specialty/Location: Infectious Disease

Residency Training Specialty/Location: Pediatrics/NY Presbyterian Hospital Weill-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

Medical School: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Board Certification: Pediatrics Infectious Disease

Hobby/Interest: Global medicine, adoption medicine and foster/kinship care

Robert L. Gekle, MD, FACEP

Fellowship Training Specialty/Location: Emergency Ultrasound/North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY

Residency Training Specialty/Location:  North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY

Medical School:  New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY

Additional Degree/Location: Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Degree (RDMS), North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY

Board Certification: American Board of Emergency Medicine

Denise Fliedner

GME Fellowship Program Coordinator

Ravi Uppal, DO

Residency: Pediatrics, Good Samaritan Hospital, Class of 2020

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Home Town: Prince George, British Columbia

Hobbies: Basketball, cooking, music and movies

Favorite Food: Mac and cheese

Favorite Quote: “The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.”― Voltaire

Rachna Kadakia, DO

Residency: Pediatrics, Good Samaritan Hospital, Class of 2021

Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Home Town: Pittsford, NY

Hobbies: Skiing, scuba diving and exploring new places

Favorite Food: Tacos

Interesting Fact: A middle child