Rheumatology Fellowship

A two-year, ACGME-accredited program that offers fellows extensive clinical training and research opportunities

A Message From the Program Director

Portrait photo of Barbara OstrovThank you for your interest in the Rheumatology Fellowship program at Albany Medical College. This fellowship is an ACGME-accredited, two-year full clinical training program. Our mission is to provide fellows with a comprehensive training experience in the applied basic, clinical and research areas that are critical to their future success as rheumatologists.

The program comprises a compelling curriculum, including an intensive review of musculoskeletal functional anatomy, an immunology course with PhD candidates in the Department of Immunology and a state-of-the-art patient care practice.

As the only academic medical health system in the Capital Region, we offer fellows an in-depth patient care experience and the diversity necessary for an ideal training. Fellows have access to the top regional providers and advanced technology in several specialties, including the Intensive Care Unit, Apheresis-Dialysis Unit, Electrophysiology and other interventional services in Cardiology and Gastroenterology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and others. Moreover, the Division of Rheumatology works collaboratively with the Departments of Pathology and Radiology, consolidating the key elements for solid training formation.

Fellows gain practical patient care skills through rotations in the busy outpatient continuity clinic and the pediatric rheumatology clinic as well as through inpatient consultations. Year-round we offer multiple scholarly activities and multi-disciplinary conferences presented in collaboration with the Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Nephrology, Pathology and other services. We also promote active participation in scholarly activities at regional, national, and international meetings.

We provide fellows with a strong board preparation program and are proud to have a 100 percent ABIM board passing rate.

Please contact us with any questions. We look forward to meeting you!


Barbara E. Ostrov, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Fellowship Program Director

Department of Medicine
Albany Medical College
47 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

About the Program

About the Albany Med Health System
Albany Medical Center, the anchor of the Albany Med Health System, is one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York State offering a wide range of outstanding clinical care – from routine preventative care to sophisticated cancer and surgical care to life-saving emergency medicine – while teaching the next generation of medical providers and advancing critical biomedical research.

Living in the Capital Region
Albany is a great place to live, learn and work. It is the center of a region known for its robust economy, arts and culture, colleges and universities and recreational opportunities.

As a resident or fellow of Albany Medical Center, there are many resources available to you to help manage the demands of being a physician. Our goal is to promote work-life balance and overall wellness by advocating for you and providing you with the tools to reduce burnout, depression, and other stressors you may encounter during your training.

Distinction in Quality and Leadership
This program promotes professional success for physicians through a deeper understanding of Health Systems Science.

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