The PEDS Network fellowship program is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of clinical leaders committed to improving early childhood development and reducing disparities for children and families by transforming pediatric primary care practice.

The 15-month fellowship program is sponsored by United Hospital Fund as part of its statewide Pediatrics for an Equitable Developmental Start (PEDS) Learning Network. Both the PEDS Learning Network and this fellowship program recognize that the first few years of life are crucial in establishing a path toward—or away from—better health and educational outcomes over the lifespan and that clinicians are on the frontlines of supporting families during this critical period.  

The PEDS Fellowship is designed for early career physicians, nursing professionals, and clinical social workers licensed to work in New York State. Participants receive mentorship, professional development opportunities, and a stipend to implement an equity-focused, child health project in their work.

For a complete description of the program and eligibility, download the brochure. The deadline for applying is February 18, 2022


PEDS Learning Network Fellows

  • Danielle Fleissig, MD, Jordan Health
  • Lauren Jen, MD, Children’s Aid Society
  • Caroline Kirby, MD, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Amelia Koethen, MsED, MHC, Albany Medical Center Pediatrics
  • Nancy Jade Lee, MD, NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
  • Elaine Liebman, PsyD, Ryan Health
  • Jennifer Muñoz, LCSW, Nassau University Medical Center
  • Sarah Jean Ventre, MD, John R. Oishei Children's Hospital

PEDS Network Fellowship Faculty

  • Elizabeth A. Isakson, MD, FAAP, Executive Director, Docs for Tots
  • Andrew Aligne, MD, MPH, Executive Director of the Hoekelman Center University of Rochester Medical Center