Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship

Annual application deadline:  September 15th


The Academic General Pediatric (AGP) Fellowship at Stony Brook Medicine was one of the first six programs in the nation to be accredited by the Academic Pediatric Association. One new fellow is selected every year and we participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) fall subspecialty match ( The AGP fellowship program is primarily focused on the development of research skills. The AGP Fellowship at Stony Brook Medicine is designed to develop the next generation of academic generalists by providing them with expertise in the: 1) planning and execution of patient-oriented and health services outcomes research; 2) development of state of the art educational curricula, strategies and scholarship to pediatric trainees; and 3) clinical care of pediatric patients in the inpatient and/or outpatient settings. The overall goal of the program is to prepare a cadre of pediatricians to become the next generation of physician-researchers and academic leaders in primary care pediatric research.

Special Features:

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science® Medical Scholar

This certification requires additional didactic and experiential training. General pediatricians will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to rigorously evaluate programs aiming to improve communication among health care professionals. The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science® at Stony Brook University is internationally recognized for its unique trainings in STEM and medical communication and this is an extraordinary opportunity for individuals interested in engaging with a highly talented multidisciplinary team to pursue rigorous mentored research training in topics such as inter-professional education, the ‘science of team science,’ and self-efficacy.

Medical Care Quality Scholar

This certification requires additional didactic and administrative training as well as the capstone project in Quality Scholarship. It will provide general pediatricians with the knowledge and skills needed to rigorously evaluate and develop programs to improve quality indices and trends in patient care outcomes. Stony Brook Medicine has an exceptionally strong Quality Management Program that has an excellent infrastructure and systems for monitoring and improving patient care quality outcomes.

Masters in Public Health (MPH)/Masters in Science (MS)
At the completion of the fellowship program, the AGP fellow is expected to graduate with a masters-level degree (MPH or MS)with an option to advance to PhD degree candidacy. A Masters in Public Health provides enhanced professional education in epidemiology, biostatistics, behavioral science, health care organization, environmental and occupational medicine and cultural competence. There is also the option to obtain a PhD or MS in programs in Population Health and Clinical Outcomes Research with an emphasis both in Clinical Investigation (i.e., patient-oriented research) and Population Health and Clinical Outcomes Research (i.e., health services and clinical outcomes translational-oriented research). 

Coordinated in conjunction with the Department of Preventive Medicine’s MPH and MS Programs in Population Health and Clinical Outcomes Research (PHCOR) and the Quality Management Program at Stony Brook Medicine, this AGP Fellowship Program will provide an optimal environment for the research training of pediatric primary care physicians who have completed the clinical components of a pediatric residency and who are early in their academic career journey.

Overview of the AGP Fellowship Curriculum

AGP Curriculum                                  


  • MPH/MS and other Research related course work
  • Mentorship from a Scholarly Oversight Committee
  • Completion of a Capstone Research Project

Medical Education

  • Educational Seminars and lecture series
  • Faculty Development Workshops
  • Opportunities to teach medical students and residents
  • Curriculum Development


  • Inpatient Pediatric Wards
  • Newborn Nursery
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Precept Residents’ Continuity Clinics

Leadership and Professional Development

  • Hospital Committee Work
  • Leadership Seminars and Conferences
  • Local, Regional and National Conference attendance
  • Individualized Learning Plan and Career mapping

Cognitive and Interpersonal Skills

  • Networking
  • Feedback
  • Regular Evaluations

AGP Policies and Procedures  

Program Faculty 

AGP Fellowship Application


Program Director: Susmita Pati MD, MPH
Chief, Division of Primary Care Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics
Stony Brook University & Stony Brook Children's Hospital
Health Sciences Center T11-020
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8111
Phone: 631-638-3082