Fellowship Program


Emory University School of Medicine Rheumatology and Immunology Fellowship is a 3-year, ACGME accredited training. The goal of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program is to provide training and expertise in medical care and clinical, translational and/or basic science research for graduates to pursue careers as independent investigators in the field of Pediatric Rheumatology.

Our mission within the Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship is to develop physicians that are clinically competent in the diagnosis and management of children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases and related conditions have acquired skills and knowledge to succeed in an academic health care setting, and possess habits of life-long learning to build upon their knowledge, skills and professionalism.
Goals of Program
The pediatric rheumatology fellowship at CHOA/Emory is committed to training future academic pediatric rheumatologists. Our goal is to provide trainees with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide excellent care to patients in a collegial environment that fosters inquiry. The fellowship is designed to meet the requirements of the ACGME, to prepare fellows for the American Board of Pediatrics Exam in Pediatric Rheumatology and to allow fellows to follow their own passion.

Develop collaborative clinical care expertise:
  • To lead the comprehensive care of children with rheumatic diseases.
  • To incorporate the role of medical and allied healthcare professionals in patient care.
  • To understand the role of community resources in the care of children with rheumatic diseases.
Foster independent basic science, translational and clinical investigation:
  • To offer formal post-doctoral course work in basic science, translational and clinical research.
  • To provide mentoring to develop and complete innovative and feasible research projects.
  • To ensure academic achievement by rigorously supervising academic progress.
Invest in the future of pediatric rheumatology:
  • To promote management skills for independent direction of a rheumatology team, including formal participation in divisional quality and patient safety initiatives.
  • To solidify research skills to further independent research careers.
  • To foster mentoring skills to educate subsequent trainees.
  • To cultivate leadership skills to advance the field of pediatric rheumatology.
  • To promote participation in the American College of Rheumatology and Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance.

Core Training Sites:
Egleston Hospital
Center for Advanced Pediatrics
Scottish Rite Hospital

Please visit ERAS to apply

Requirements for applying:
  • Have completed (or will complete by July 1st of expected start year) an ACGME-accredited residency program. A complete listing of ACGME-accredited residency programs is available on-line at: www.acgme.org/adspublic/.
  • Have passed all components of the U.S. Medical Licensure Examination, including:
        Step 1
        Step 2 (Clinical Knowledge)
        Step 2 (Clinical Skills)
        Step 3
  • Have fulfilled the eligibility requirements for certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.
  • Are eligible for medical licensure in the state of Georgia as stated on their website: Composite State Board of Medical Examiners.
International applicants must also provide evidence of the following:
  • Certification by the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG). Information on ECFMG Certification may be obtained at www.ecfmg.org.
  • Successful completion of the ECFMG English Examination.
*Non-eligible applicants will not be considered for selection in Emory’s graduate medical education program*

Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program Contacts:(click)
For questions or more information regarding the fellowship program, please contact:

Program Director:
Kelly A. Rouster-Stevens, MD, MS

Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Coordinator:
Maria Demery
Office: (404) 727-5765
Current Pediatric Rheumatology Fellows

3rd Year Rheumatology Fellow
Ekemini Akan Ogbu, MBBS
Medical School: University of Ibadan College of Medicine
Residency: Morehouse School of Medicine
2nd Year Rheumatology Fellow
Abigail Moriah Bosk, MD
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Connecticut
1st Year Rheumatology Fellow
Omkar Kishore Phadke, MBBS
Medical School: St. John's Medical College
Residency: University of Texas Medical Branch-Galveston

Fellows will develop sufficient data for presentation at national meetings, peer-reviewed publication, and or other tangible scholarly work product in keeping with subspecialty certification requirements set forth by the American Board of Pediatrics and determined at the local level by the Scholarship Oversight Committee.


Fellows will utilize their 2 months of research time to identify potential mentors and begin the process of defining a research project. Selection of mentors and a specific project is done with input from the SOC, the Fellowship Program Director, and the Division Director.


Fellows are expected finalize their mentor and selected project within the first 2-months of their second year. Fellows have 8-months available for research emphasis. Fellow will present their project at the Division Research in Progress Seminar every 6-month.


Fellows are expected finalize research projects, fellows will have 8-months available for research emphasis, and will present their project at the Division Research in Progress Seminar for final review.