• Education and Training

    Develop your career at one of the top pediatric hospitals and research centers in the United States. At Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, you’ll find an internationally recognized faculty during your participation in the Israel Exchange Program. The depth and breadth of our clinical and research programs provide outstanding training opportunities for physicians preparing for careers in academic medicine.

    At Cincinnati Children’s, our vision is to be the leader in improving child health. We recognize that educating tomorrow’s healthcare professionals is integral to achieving this goal. Through our fellowship programs, we provide advanced clinical training and the opportunity to participate in leading-edge research.

    Our faculty comprise the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. The department is ranked the No. 3 pediatric program in the nation in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate schools.

  • Opportunities at Cincinnati Children’s

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    Through the Cincinnati Children’s Israel Exchange Program, competitive grants are available for outstanding Israeli clinical and research fellows and visiting physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals. This support may include take-home grants to establish clinical programs in Israel, housing assistance during your time in Cincinnati and funding of travel expenses for short-term observers.

    More than 30 Israeli fellows have returned to Israel following training at Cincinnati Children’s, and have demonstrated continued achievements and leadership roles.

    We train more than 200 clinical fellows from all over the world each year in pediatric subspecialty areas ranging from allergy to urology. Clinical fellowships in pediatric specialties include:

    • Acute Care Nephrology
    • Adolescent Medicine
    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Anesthesia
    • Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology
    • Cardiology
    • Child Abuse
    • Clinical Immunodeficiency
    • Clinical Research
    • Critical Care
    • Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Endocrinology
    • Epilepsy and Neurophysiology
    • Fetal Surgery
    • Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    • General Pediatrics Research
    • Gynecology
    • Headache
    • Hematology and Oncology
    • Hospital Medicine
    • Human Genetics
    • Infectious Diseases
    • Neonatology
    • Nephrology
    • Ophthalmology
    • Orthopaedic Surgery
    • Otolaryngology
    • Pulmonary Medicine
    • Radiology
    • Rehabilitation
    • Rheumatology
    • Sleep Medicine
    • Sports Medicine
    • Surgery
    • Urology
    • Clinical observerships offer physicians, nurses, hospital administrators and other healthcare professionals the opportunity to spend one to four weeks observing divisions at Cincinnati Children’s, learning from top experts in our subspecialty departments. Observers are able to join family-centered rounds, attend departmental briefings and work closely with several faculty in each division.
    • In collaboration with the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, we offer an online master’s degree in medical education for physicians.
    • We offer a wide range of postdoctoral research fellowships.
    • Within our more than 1 million square feet of research space, scientists conduct basic, translational, clinical and health services research.
    • We encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration among researchers in all disciplines of medical sciences.
    • The proximity of researchers to clinicians and to a large, well-characterized patient population provides a synergistic environment for research that advances care at the bedside.
    • Our Procter Scholar Program, a post-fellowship training program, prepares highly skilled MD or PhD / MD candidates for biomedical or clinical investigative careers in pediatrics.

    Current Fellows

    • Rola Farah – Tel Aviv University
    • Gilad Hamandi – Hadassah
    • Roni Geffen – Rambam Medical Center
    • Mical Feldon – Tel Aviv University
    • Nurit Azouz – Tel Aviv University
    • Tzipi Horwitz Krauss – University of Haifa
    • Dror Kraus – Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel
    • Shelley Negari – Hadassah Medical Center
    • Yael Haberman – Sheba Medical Center
    • Lana Itzkovich – Tel Aviv University

    Recent Fellows 

    • Inbal Samuk – Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel
    • Menachem Bitan – Sourasky Medical Center
    • Itzchak Kehat – Technion Israel Institute of Technology
    • Betzelel Sivan – Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel
    • Yaron Armon – Hadassah Medical Center

    Past Fellows 

    • Marc Arkowitz
    • Jacob Bar-Ziv
    • Drora Berkowitz
    • Tamara Bernstein
    • David Branski
    • Michael Davidovitz
    • Shaul Dolberg
    • Ori Eyal
    • Sagui Gavri
    • Eli Gilad
    • Orit Hamiel-Pinkos Hamiel
    • Dan Hershko
    • Phillip Hashkes
    • Harry Hirsch
    • Neta Horowitz
    • Izhak Kehat
    • Rinat Kehat
    • Frances Mimouni
    • Dan Millet
    • Ariel Munitz
    • Uri Nordan
    • Asher Ornoy
    • Ram Reifen
    • Yehuda Schawrtz
    • Ruth Starinsky
    • Miguel Stein
    • Yoram Stern
    • Hadassa Goldberg-Stern
    • Amos Vromen
    • Michael Wilschanski
    • Michael Wolf
    • Arieh Yarom
  • Support from the Cincinnati Jewish Community

    Volunteers from Cincinnati’s Jewish community work hard to make visiting Israeli guests feel at home. We connect visiting Israelis with local families and Jewish community organizations that can help acquaint them with community schools, synagogues and neighborhoods and host them for Shabbat dinners and holiday events.

    At a Glance

    • Nearly 27,000 Jews live in Cincinnati.

    • Thirteen synagogues and two Jewish day schools represent the full spectrum of Jewish belief.

    • A unique Israel grant program sends more teens to Israel each summer, per capita, than any other community in the United States.