Department of Medicine

Allergy & Immunology Fellowship - IM Track

Thank you for your interest in the Internal Medicine track of Montefiore Einstein’s two-year Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Program! The Internal Medicine track offers its fellows access to diverse clinical exposure and a robust research program. Fellows rotate through subspecialty programs in chronic sinusitis, severe asthma, drug allergy, food allergies, and immunodeficiency.

Manish Ramesh, MD, PhD, Division Chief and Jessica Oh, MD, Fellowship Director of Internal Medicine Track

Why our program could be right for you

Our fellowship program provides comprehensive training in all aspects of allergy and immunology. Our fellows gain focused exposure through rotations in Montefiore Einstein’s Asthma Center, the Comprehensive Sinus & Allergy Center (collaboration with otolaryngology), the Food Allergy Center, and our Drug Allergy Center. Fellows gain exposure to chemotherapy allergy in one of the only outpatient chemotherapy desensitization programs in the country. Fellows also cross-train with the Pediatric Division in immunodeficiency clinics.

Hutchinson Campus, Tower Two

Hutchinson Campus is the primary training site for our Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Program. This site contains our allergen immunotherapy mixing facility. This location is also home to the Food Allergy Center, Drug Allergy Center, and Comprehensive Sinus and Allergy Center.

Greene Medical Arts Pavilion

The Greene Medical Arts Pavilion (MAP) is our second clinical site. It is home to Montefiore Einstein’s Asthma Center and the site of our busiest allergen immunotherapy programs. Working in conjunction with Pulmonology, fellows participate in the evaluation and management of patients with severe asthma. The site has an asthma educator and facilities for allergy testing, PFTs and FeNO testing.

A world-renowned faculty

Manish Ramesh, MD, PhD

Division Chief, Allergy and Immunology
Director, Montefiore Einstein Food Allergy Center
Associate Professor, Allergy and Immunology

Denisa Ferastraoaru, MD

Clinical Director, Allergy and Immunology
Co-Director, Chronic Sinusitis Clinic
Associate Professor, Allergy and Immunology

David Rosenstreich, MD

Professor, Allergy and Immunology
Professor, Otorhinolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Joseph and Sadie Danciger Distinguished Scholar, Microbiology and Immunology

Golda Hudes, MD, PhD

Professor, Otorhinolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery

Sunit Jariwala, MD

Director, Montefiore Einstein Asthma Center
Director, Clinical & Research Innovation, Medicine
Director, Research, Allergy and Immunology
Professor, Allergy and Immunology

Gabriele de Vos, MD

Attending Physician, Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Jacobi Medical Center
Associate Professor, Allergy and Immunology

Mauli Desai, MD

Attending Physician, Allergy and Immunology
Associate Professor, Allergy and Immunology

Jessica Oh, MD

Fellowship Director – Internal Medicine Track
Associate Program Director, Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program
Director, Drug Allergy Center
Assistant Professor, Allergy and Immunology

Veronica Meawad, MD

Attending Physician, Allergy and Immunology
Assistant Professor, Allergy and Immunology

Arjola Cosper, DO

Attending Physician, Adult and Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Jacobi Medical Center
Assistant Professor, Allergy and Immunology

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Our two-year Allergy and Immunology Fellowship Program provides comprehensive training across all areas of allergy and immunology, preparing fellows for successful careers in their field. Our well-rounded program combines didactic learning with hands-on experience.

Outpatient activities

Allergy & Immunology fellows on the Internal Medicine track spend the majority of their time rotating with the Department of Internal Medicine’s Allergy division. Under the leadership of an attending physician, fellows learn to evaluate and treat a diverse patient population presenting with a wide variety of hypersensitivity disorders. Trainees gain experience in respiratory allergies, chronic sinusitis, urticaria, eczema, contact dermatitis, drug allergies, food allergies, and primary immune deficiency disorders.

Fellows have the option to rotate through multidisciplinary clinics, including the Asthma Center and the Comprehensive Sinus & Allergy Center at Montefiore Einstein.

Inpatient activities

Allergy & Immunology inpatient consultation responsibilities are shared between the Internal Medicine and Pediatric divisions, exposing fellows to a broad range of inpatient pediatric and adult cases. Common inpatient consultations include drug allergy and desensitization, severe cutaneous adverse reactions, eosinophilia, poorly controlled asthma, immunodeficiency, and food allergies.


Our fellows participate in extensive cross-training between the Internal Medicine and Pediatric Divisions, including six-month rotations through pediatric and internal medicine outpatient clinics during each year of training. All fellows participate in inpatient consultations on pediatric and adult patients. Internal Medicine track fellows have the opportunity to work in the faculty practices of the pediatric attendings as part of their elective rotations. Fellows and attendings from both divisions typically meet for care discussions and a formal lecture each Friday.

Allergy extracts

Allergy & Immunology fellows learn to prepare and administer allergy immunotherapy extracts by working with the research associate in charge of mixing allergen immunotherapy. Fellows are not responsible for mixing extracts or administering allergy shots on a regular basis however. We offer additional opportunities for hands-on practice to fellows who desire more exposure to allergy immunotherapy.

On-call schedules

Fellows from the Internal Medicine and Pediatric tracks share inpatient consultations and cover inpatient consultation call in one-week blocks (Monday through Friday), approximately every five to six weeks. Internal Medicine track fellows also cover consultations for Jacobi Medical Cover. Pediatric track fellows handle almost all HIV-related consults.


Internal Medicine Track fellows have the opportunity to design their elective rotation schedules based on their unique educational needs and interests. Available blocks include otolaryngology, dermatology, pulmonology, primary immunodeficiency, rheumatology, and bone marrow transplant.

Evaluation and feedback

Our fellows receive informal feedback throughout the year, along with scheduled biannual evaluation sessions. Attendings submit written evaluations of each fellow, while fellows submit written evaluations of the attendings and program. Fellows and attendings then meet individually to review the evaluations, discuss their performance, and plan improvements if necessary.

Lectures and conferences

All Allergy and Immunology fellows participate in weekly didactics, journal clubs, and board review courses. Topics range from basic immunology to clinical allergy and immunology. Fellows are recommended to participate in the AAAAI board review course and are encouraged to become members of the New York Allergy and Asthma Society (NYAAS).

Career guidance

Fellows have many opportunities to gain research and career mentors within the division. In addition, fellows are encouraged to participate in New York Allergy Society meetings and to present original research and cases at meetings of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) and American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI). These meetings provide excellent networking opportunities. Throughout fellowship, attendings are always available to offer advice and guidance to fellows about post-fellowship life.

Fellowship Application Information

We’re seeking fellows who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become an Allergy and Immunology Fellow at Montefiore Einstein, here is some information to keep in mind.

  • Applications are accepted through the ERAS and will follow ERAS deadlines.

Montefiore Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Jessica Oh, MD
Fellowship Director - Internal Medicine
Track Associate Program Director

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