Division of Gynecology | Clinician Resources

Fellowship in Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology

The at Boston Children’s Hospital Fellowship in Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology is a one- to two-year program with an academic teaching appointment at Harvard Medical School. The goal of the fellowship is to train future leaders in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology, combining clinical excellence, surgical confidence, unique research and a passion for teaching.

Fellows will gain a broad knowledge base across both pediatric and gynecologic specialties, including office-based examination and management of a wide variety of developmental, endocrinologic and other disorders, as well as develop surgical skills in females from infancy through adolescence, with special interest in minimally invasive and reconstructive surgery. Fellows will have the opportunity to do independent novel clinical or basic science research, and participate in local, national, and international conferences and presentations.

Rotations will be individualized and will occur at Boston Children’s, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Fellow’s experiences will include the opportunity to participate in gynecologic, endocrine, and multidisciplinary clinics such as complex colorectal/urogenital anomalies, gender identity/DSD, onco-fertility and fertility preservation, family planning, teenage obstetric care and sexual abuse. In addition, fellows will have their own continuity clinic for pediatric and adolescent gynecologic care.

On call duties will be at a frequency of no more than 1:3 call from home. There is a OB/GYN resident from the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General OB/GYN Residency Program and physician assistant from Boston Children’s Hospital Division of Gynecology covering the service.

Objectives

  • To develop comprehensive medical knowledge in the field of pediatric and adolescent gynecology
  • To become skilled in a broad range of surgical techniques including but not limited to minimally invasive surgery in young children, management of complex reproductive anomalies, and interdisciplinary team-approach to reconstructive surgery
  • To participate in research and have the opportunity to generate a novel research project to be presented at a national and/or international scientific meeting
  • To actively engage in teaching and mentoring medical students and residents

Qualifications

  • Candidates must have graduated from an LCME medical school or hold a valid ECFMG certificate
  • Candidates must have completed an ACGME accredited residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Employment will be at Boston Children’s at the PGY 5 level and includes salary, fringe and benefits.

Application Information

Please contact Maria Acevedo at maria.acevedo@childrens.harvard.edu or 617-355-5785 for information about applications and upcoming deadlines.

Fellowship Co-Directors

Marc R. Laufer, MD
Chief of Gynecology
Boston Children’s Hospital
333 Longwood Avenue, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02115
Marc.Laufer@childrens.harvard.edu

Lalita J. Haines, MD
Associate Clinical Director of Gynecology
Boston Children’s Hospital
333 Longwood Avenue, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02115
lalita.haines@childrens.harvard.edu

About the Division of Gynecology

The Division of Gynecology at the Boston Children’s Hospital was established over 40 years ago and currently has one of the busiest clinical programs in pediatric and adolescent gynecology in the U.S. The Division has surgical and medical attending gynecologic physicians, physician assistants, specialized nurses and social workers.

Our Service is both a medical and surgical consultation service and we perform numerous inpatient and outpatient procedures/operations relating to pediatric and adolescent gynecology. We provide specialty services for individuals from birth through age 22 relating to vulvovaginitis, vulvar dermatologic abnormalities, labial hypertrophy, vulvar lesions/masses, congenital abnormalities of the hymen (imperforate hymen, microperforate hymen, septate hymen, hymenal skin tags), vaginal abnormalities (agenesis of the lower vagina, transverse vaginal septum, longitudinal vaginal septum, agenesis of the vagina, MRKH), cervical and uterine anomalies (cervical agenesis, obstructed uterine horns), ovarian cysts or masses/tumors, fallopian tube and broad ligament cysts, pelvic pain, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, sexually transmitted diseases, management of abnormal pap smears and colposcopy, gynecologic injuries/trauma, and gynecologic/fertility issues relating to treatment of cancer patients/survivors.

The Gynecology Program is also the co-founder of the Center for Young Women’s Health and the founder of the Boston Center for Endometriosis.

The Program functions as a Division of the Department of Surgery at Boston Children’s and has numerous collaborative efforts with the Division of General Surgery, Department of Urology, Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine, the Division of Endocrinology and the Division of Hematology/Oncology. We are a proud member of the Fertility Preservation Program, collaborating with Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute to provide fertility options for young women.