Who We Are

Our residents are our greatest asset. They come from diverse and interesting backgrounds, but they share their love for the care of children and a strong sense of camaraderie and commitment to supporting each other. In our selection process we place a premium on social skills and emotional intelligence, which we foster through our mentoring program and a very close relationship between each resident and the program leadership team. Each class includes 10 categorical and 4 med/peds residents, who are led and guided by 2 chief residents, the program director and associate program director. Two annual full day retreats support the camaraderie among residents and serve to teach residents about communication skills, professionalism, group dynamics and more.

Current Residents (2014-2015 Academic Year)


  • Amanda Abou-Fadel (University of Balamand)
  • Breanna Berry (Medical College of Georgia) 
  • Tiffany Chang (Emory University) 
  • Carlons Melean Diaz (University of Centro-Occidental, Venezuela)
  • Melany Gaetani (Royal College of Surgeons)
  • Amy Hapip (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
  • Catherine Ingard (Georgetown University School of Medicine) 
  • Dominique Karas (University of Toronto) 
  • Eunee Park (Weill Cornell Medical School) 
  • Caroline Reed (West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine) 
  • Catherine Spaulding (Georgetown University School of Medicine) 
  • Rami ElTaraboulsi (East Caroline University School of Medicine)
  • Leah Ratner (St. George's University)
  • Quinn Ziatyk (Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine) 


  • Mimi Abadie (University of Mississippi School of Medicine)
  • Mayce Al Kuraishi (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Jakob Armann (Ludwig Maximilians-Universitat Munchen, Germany)
  • Minal Bhojani (Brown University School of Medicine)
  • Shantha Chelliah (Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine)
  • Zyra Cortez (Michigan State University School of Medicine)
  • Lindsey Fiacco (Mercer University School of Medicine)
  • Jennifer Hunt (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
  • Megan McClung (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
  • Alan Nyquist (Albany Medical College)
  • Erin Quandt (Tulane University School of Medicine)
  • Rommy Porras (Universidad de Carabobo, Venezuela)
  • Natalie Silverman (George Washington University School of Medicine)
  • Maryam Yassa (Misr University for Science and Technology College of Medicine, Egypt)


  • Kaitlin Balduf (Temple University School of Medicine)
  • Sejal Bavishi (UMDNJ/R.W.Johnson)
  • Jessica Craig (Univ of Southern Illinois School of Medicine)
  • Sunjay Devarajan (Texas A&M School of Medicine)
  • Blair Farr (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
  • Thiyagu Ganesan (Madras Medical College School of Medicine)
  • Nandini Ganesh (University of Arizona School of Medicine)
  • Janell Harro (Michigan State University School of Medicine)
  • Charlotte Jenchura (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
  • Meghan Maloney (University of Massachusetts School of Medicine)
  • Ami Patel (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
  • Piper Sandel (Michigan State University School of Medicine)
  • Luca Szalontay (University of PECS Medical and Health Sciences Centre, Hungary)
  • Gisella Valderrama (Universidad de San-Martin de Porres, Peru) 


  • Naomi Abe (University of Rochester School of Medicine)
  • Sarah Cox (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
  • Ashley Kelley (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine)
  • Naveen Muthu (University of Missouri School of Medicine)

Welcome to the Class of 2017-2018! 

  • Syeda Amna Ahmed (Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University)
  • Saleh Alqahtani (University of Dammam College of Medicine) 
  • May Fan (University of Virginia School of Medicine) 
  • Alexander Karageorgiadis (University of Crete Faculty of Medicine) 
  • Hongloan La (University of Maryland School of Medicine) 
  • Christina McClure (University of Virginia School of Medicine)
  • Shanti Nandiwada (Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine) 
  • Mary Jane Reen (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
  • Ragini Shyam (East Tennessee State College of Medicine) 
  • Javedan Siddiqui (Eastern Virginia Medical School) 

Chief Residents 2014-2015 

Drs. Kelsey Fawcett and Elinor Pisano

Peds Chiefs 2014-2015

Alumni Directions

Residents completing our program are successful in a broad range of professional careers. The balance between residents pursuing further training in premiere fellowship programs around the country and those continuing their careers in one of many outstanding practice opportunities around the metropolitan area is about even. Residents enjoy the help of individual faculty mentors to shape and foster their careers. Below is a list of recent post-residency positions for our graduating residents, including the 2014 class: 

  • Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 
  • Developmental Medicine Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital, MA
  • Community Pediatrics Fellowship, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC 
  • Cardiology Fellowship, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, CA 
  • Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Inova Fairfax Hospital, VA
  • Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Akron Children's Hospital, OH
  • Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Levine Children's Hospital, NC
  • Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Neurology Fellowship, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC 
  • Neonatology Fellowship, Georgetown University Hospital, DC 
  • Neonatology Fellowship, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC (2) 
  • Pediatric Hospitalist, Frederick, MD
  • Pediatric Hospitalist, San Antonio, TX
  • Pediatric Hospitalist, Queens, NY  
  • Primary Care Pediatrics, Washington DC
  • Private Practice, Northern Virginia (3)
  • Private Practice, Maryland (2)
  • Global Health Corps, Angola
  • Hospitalist Med/Peds, MGUH, Washington, DC
  • Private Practice Med/Peds, North Carolina
  • Private Practice Med/Peds, Washington DC
  • Private Practice Med/Peds, South Carolina