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 11 categorical and 4 med/peds residents, who are led and guided by 2 chief residents, the program director and 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 (2018-2019 Academic Year) 

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  • Saloni Bhatt (Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University)
  • Zarine Broca (Kasturba Medical College Manipal)
  • Hanieh Jafarieh (Tehran University of Medical Sciences)
  • Jorie Jones (Meharry Medical College School of Medicine)
  • Maria Kern (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg Medizinische Fakultät)
  • Mayela Leal Chanchi (Universidad del Zulia Facultad de Medicina)
  • Adam Neinstein (Drexel University College of Medicine)
  • Stephanie Saaybi (American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine)
  • Hannah Sterling (Drexel University College of Medicine)
  • Sara Szeles (Semmelweis University Faculty of Medicine)
  • Michele Zaragoza (Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University)
  • Richie Diaz (Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport)
  • Charles Kreisel (Rutgers New Jersey Medical School)
  • Nolan O'Dowd (University of Maryland School of Medicine)
  • Ashley Park (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)

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  • Juan Acosta (Pontificia University Javeriana)
  • Abhilasha Banerjee (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
  • Reva Frankel (Ben Gurion University of the Negev)
  • Meghan Horn (St. George’s University School of Medicine)
  • Juniper Lee Park (Virginia Tech Carillion School of Medicine)
  • Sera Na (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
  • Kaitlyn Order (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
  • Daniela Navarette (St. George's University School of Medicine)
  • Prateek Shukla (University College Dublin, Nat'l University of Ireland, Faculty of Med)
  • Aisling Wright (Royal Coll of Surgeons in Ireland)
  • Megan Zepp (Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine)
  • Kelsey Caffy (University of Tennesee Health Science Center College of Medicine)
  • Matthew Nazari (Drexel University College of Medicine)
  • Joby Jacob (Tufts University College of Medicine)
  • Gemma Reddin (University of Limerick Grad Entry Med School)

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  • Ahmed Alhabib (Royal College of Surgeons Ireland)
  • Hayley Amuyal (Ben-Gurion Israel)
  • Natalia Cano Sokoloff (University de los Andes Colombia)
  • Taylor Corley (Meharry Medical School)
  • Ilaria Dalla Verde (University degli Studi di Torino--Italy)
  • Sanja Dzelebdzic (University of Belgrade--Serbia)
  • Olena Kostyuk (Danylo National Medical School--Ukraine)
  • Andrew Kramer (Howard University School of Medicine)
  • Beatrix Traa (University of Rochester)
  • Tina Udhwani (University of Central Florida)
  • Douglas Wald (Sackler School of Medicine--Israel)
  • Richard Collier (University of New Mexcio)
  • Rhanika Dema-Ala (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
  • Ariella Goldblatt (University of California--San Francisco)
  • Elizabeth Gosciniak (Louisana State University School of Medicine--Shreveport)

Chief Residents 2018-2019

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  • Dr. Catherine Spaulding
  • Dr. Mary Jane Reen

Alumni Directions

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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 2018 class:

  • Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Toronto Sick Kids, Toronto, Canada
  • Infectious Disease Fellowship, Germany  
  • Clinical Informatics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 
  • Developmental Medicine Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital, MA
  • Community Pediatrics Fellowship, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC (2)
  • Cardiology Fellowship, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, Stanford, CA 
  • Cardiology Fellowship, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital, Memphis, TE
  • Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Inova Fairfax Hospital, VA
  • Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Akron Children's Hospital, OH
  • Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Levine Children's Hospital, NC
  • Emergency Medicine Fellowship, University of California, San Diego, CA 
  • Emergency Medicine Fellowship, New York University, NY 
  • Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY
  • Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Dell Children's Hospital, Austin, TX
  • Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of New York, NY 
  • Hematology-Oncology Fellowship, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
  • Neurology Fellowship, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC 
  • Neonatology Fellowship, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, DC (2)
  • Neonatology Fellowship, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC (2) 
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship, Montifore, Bronx, NY
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship, Tortonto Sick Kids, Tornto Canada
  • Pediatric Hospitalist, Frederick, MD (2)
  • Pediatric Hospitalist, MGUH, Washington, DC (2)
  • Pediatric Hospitalist, San Antonio, TX
  • Pediatric Hospitalist, Austin, TX 
  • Pediatric Hospitalist, Los Angeles, CA
  • Pediatric Hospitalist/Community Pediatrics, Loma Linda, CA 
  • Pediatric Hospitalist/ Community Pediatrics, Merced, CA (2)
  • Pediatric Hospitalist, Queens, NY  
  • Primary Care Pediatrics, Washington DC (3)
  • Private Practice, Northern Virginia (6)
  • Private Practice, Maryland (4)
  • Private Practice, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Global Health Corps, Angola (2)
  • Hospitalist Med/Peds, MGUH, Washington, DC (2)
  • Hospitalist Med/Peds, Savannah, GA 
  • Urgent Care, Alexandria, VA
  • Private Practice Med/Peds, North Carolina
  • Private Practice Med/Peds, Washington DC
  • Private Practice Med/Peds, South Carolina
  • Private Practice Peds (South Caroline)
  • Clinical Associate, Emergency Medicine, Children’s National Medical Center