Residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital

Residency in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital

About us

At Lenox Hill Hospital we strive to create a comprehensive teaching environment that enables the students to experience themselves as physicians both clinically and professionally. The clinical rotations provide them with many occasions to act as physicians while supporting them in their early efforts. Preceptors, faculty and supervising residents and fellows coach students in the skills and tools that physicians uses, and help them broaden their medical knowledge.

Students at Lenox Hill are constantly challenged to read, learn complex material, think critically, question other doctors, and collaborate to develop solutions to clinical problems. The faculty and medical staff serve as role models who guide and inspire students in all aspects of being a physician, including the humanistic and interpersonal dimensions.

Our Internal Medicine Residency Program is supported by academic clinician educators who specialize in inpatient medicine and outpatient care.

Outpatient Service

At our off-site outpatient facilities, residents provide outpatient services and establish their own continuity-of-care practices under full time faculty supervision. Continuity of care is emphasized with residents scheduled to see the same panel of patients over the course of the three-year training period.

Our new 6-2 curriculum at a glance:

  • 6 weeks of inpatient followed by 2 weeks of ambulatory
  • Weekly didactics
  • Greater outpatient exposure
  • 1/3 of the year is spent in the ambulatory setting
  • 15 different templates are available to maximize subspecialty exposure
  • Enhanced outpatient elective experience
  • Simulation Sessions

Inpatient Service

Our active inpatient service provides housestaff with the opportunity to manage patients with a wide variety of diagnoses under the supervision of an academic hospitalist or voluntary faculty staff. Each inpatient team, which consists of a resident and two interns, sub-interns and third year medical students, manages up to 20 patients. All admitted patients are on the teaching service and are being cared for by our housestaff. A teaching attending is assigned to each team and conducts bedside teaching rounds and didactics daily. The full range of subspecialty services and a new Simulation Curriculum under Educational Activities enhance the residents training experience.

Cardiac Care Unit
The Cardiac Care Unit and associated Progressive (Step Down) Care Unit provide house officers with exposure to state-of-the-art cardiac services in a world-class center for cardiac and peripheral vascular intervention techniques. The full-time director of the unit supervises the academic and clinical components and a Fellow from the Cardiology program is assigned to the unit at all times. Three teams each composed of a resident and an intern, care for the 15 patients in the CCU.

Intensive Care Unit
The Intensive Care Unit is a 15 bed state of the art patient care facility. There are three ICU teams each consists of a senior resident and an intern. Housestaff are supervised by full-time academic intensivists, who conduct multidisciplinary rounds three times daily. There is 24 hour in-house intensivist coverage and support for the house staff.

Emergency Department
Lenox Hill Hospital's Emergency Department manages approximately 40,000 annual visits. Internal Medicine residents have an average of two months of emergency room experience during their training. The newly opened state of the art emergency room includes complete electronic health records. Residents receive outstanding experience under the supervision of full-time Emergency Medicine trained physicians.


Teaching Affiliations

  • New York Medical College
  • NYU School of Medicine
  • SUNY Downstate School of Medicine
  • Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
  • Pace University/Lenox Hill PA Program
  • Long Island University Doctor of Pharmacy Program


Residents are scheduled for six elective rotations during the three years of training. Elective months are comprised of inpatient subspecialty consultative and ambulatory components. Residents are also given the opportunity to construct a "customized elective" for which they create their own learning goals and objectives, with the assistance of the program director, in order to meet their individual educational interests and needs.

Application process

The Department of Medicine accepts applications to the three year Categorical and one year Preliminary Internal Medicine Residency programs only through ERAS, the Electronic Residency Application Service sponsored by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Please note that paper applications are not accepted. Please include the following supporting materials with your ERAS application:

  • USMLE scores
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Dean's letter

Please note: Only J1 visas for international applicants are currently sponsored.

Although all applicants are reviewed for individual merit, the following criteria are generally preferred:

  • USMLE Medical Knowledge Steps 1 and/or 2 scores above 220 on the first attempt
  • A passing score on Step2/Clinical Skills Assessment on the first attempt
  • Medical school graduation within the past 3 years
  • U.S. clinical experience preferred

Applicants may only apply for the Categorical, Primary Care or Preliminary track. Interviews will be conducted on designated weekday mornings, by invitation, starting in mid-October through January. A rank list will be prepared and submitted to the National Residency Matching Program at the required time. All positions are filled through the Match.

Message from the program leadership

We are delighted that you are seeking information about the North Shore-LIJ Health System at Lenox Hill Hospital (LHH) Internal Medicine program. Our vision for Lenox Hill Hospital Internal Medicine is to train people to deliver the best care available in the safest environment imaginable. Some of the features that make Lenox Hill Hospital a great place to grow as a young physician are:

  • A well articulated and coordinated quality and patient safety methodology.
  • A unique curriculum, "Practice of Medicine in the 21st Century" (PM21), covers High Value Care, Evidence Based Medicine, Quality and Safety, and Clinical Reasoning in a lively interactive format.
  • The dedication of both full-time and voluntary attendings to formal and informal resident teaching.
  • The presence of medical students from the Zucker School of Medicine, New York Medical College, SUNY Downstate School of Medicine as well as PA and Pharmacy students. EVERY RESIDENT AT LENOX HILL IS GIVEN THE SKILLS TO TEACH AND TO EVALUATE.
  • A 96% American Board of Internal Medicine Certifying exam pass rate and a 92% three year average.
  • State of the art diagnostic and therapeutic facilities.
  • Strong in-house fellowship opportunities as well as an excellent record of placement in other top programs nationally.
  • Ample opportunities for clinical research and literally scores of award winning abstracts presented at regional and national meetings.
  • A unique emphasis on resident participation in community service.
  • Diverse patient population with a broad range of pathology seen at every stage of each illness.
  • Large single-site training program with more than a dozen faculty mentors gives us a personalized small program feel.
  • Unparalleled camaraderie among housestaff who work hard together, as they each teach and learn from one another.

Residents continue their friendships both outside the hospital and throughout their careers. We hope you will take the opportunity to learn as much about our program as possible and see why our graduates around the country are so proud to say they trained at Lenox Hill.


Program director

Ethan Daniel Fried, MD

  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Other faculty

Mark Elton Astiz, MD

  • Chairman of Medicine - Critical Care Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Chief of Division - critical care of Medicine - Critical Care Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Ladan M. Ahmadi, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Sherri L. Sandel, DO

  • Associate Chief - as well as Assoc Prog Dir for Int Med of Medicine - General Internal Medicine, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
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Nazish Ilyas, MD

(212) 434-2000
Get in touch with us!

Applicants invited for interview will be notified by email. For additional information on how to apply contact Janice Coleman.

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