Who We Are

Our first years are clearly a sad bunch

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 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 2 associate program directors. 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

PL-1 (2013-2014)

  • Mimi Abadie (University of Mississippi)
  • Mayce Al Kuraishi (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Jakob Armann (Ludwig Maximilians-Universitat Munchen)
  • Minal Bhojani (Brown University)
  • Shantha Chelliah (Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • Zyra Cortez (Michigan State University)
  • Lindsey Fiacco (Mercer University)
  • Jennifer Hunt (Georgetown University)
  • Megan McClung (Georgetown University)
  • Robert Metter (University of Pittsburgh)
  • Alan Nyquist (Albany Medical College)
  • Erin Quandt (Tulane University)
  • Rommy Porras (Universidad de Carabobo Venezuela)
  • Natalie Silverman (George Washington University)


  • Kaitlin Balduf (Temple University)
  • Sejal Bavishi (UMDNJ/R.W.Johnson)
  • Jessica Craig (Univ of Southern Illinois)
  • Sunjay Devarajan (Texas A&M)
  • Blair Farr (Georgetown University)
  • Thiyagu Ganesan (Madras Medical College)
  • Nandini Ganesh (University of Arizona)
  • Janell Harro (Michigan State University)
  • Charlotte Jenchura (Georgetown University)
  • Meghan Maloney (University of Massachusetts)
  • Ami Patel (Georgetown University)
  • Piper Sandel (Michigan State University)
  • Luca Szalontay (University of PECS)
  • Gisella Valderrama (USMP) 


  • Naomi Abe (University of Rochester)
  • Jessica Alsofrom (University of Vermont)
  • Anica Bulic (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Ha-young Choi (Medical College of Wisconsin)
  • Sarah Cox (Georgetown University)
  • Kelsey Fawcett (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Monica Gill (Eastern Virginia Medical School)
  • Ashley Kelley (Vanderbilt University)
  • Naveen Muthu (University of Missouri/Columbia University)
  • Lisa Odaibo (University of North Carolina)
  • Elinor Pisano (New York Medical College)
  • Carolina Salvador (Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador)
  • Rachel Sharret (Boston University)
  • Shera Schreiber (University of Texas)

PL-4 (Med-Peds)

  • Jen Kramer (SUNY Albany)
  • Nathan Samras (UMDNJ)
  • Karen Williams (University of Buffalo)
  • Laura Zajdel (Rush Medical College)

Chief Residents

Drs. Jess Long and Anjuli Srivastava

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. A list of post-residency positions for our graduating class of 2013 includes:

  • Developmental Medicine Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital, M.A.
  • Community Pediatrics Fellowship, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington D.C. 
  • Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Inova Fairfax Hospital, V.A.
  • Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Akron Children's Hospital, O.H.
  • Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Levine Children's Hospital, N.C.
  • Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, M.N.
  • Neurology Fellowship, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. 
  • Pediatric Hospitalist, Frederick, MD
  • Pediatric Hospitalist, San Antonio, Texas
  • Primary Care Pediatrics, Washington D.C. 
  • Private Practice, Northern Virginia
  • Private Practice, Northern Virginia
  • Private Practice, Northern Virginia
  • Private Practice, Maryland
  • Private Practice, Maryland
  • Global Health Corps, Angola
  • Hospitalist Med/Peds, MGUH, Washington, D.C.
  • Private Practice Med/Peds, North Carolina
  • Private Practice Med/Peds, Washington D.C.