Who We Are

Group photo fo Residents on staircase

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 (2020-2021 Academic Year) 

    PGY-1

    • Liza Antopolsky (Medical University of South Carolina)
    • Erin Baumler (St. George’s University)
    • Catherine Costa (Virginia Commonwealth University)
    • Anushka Das (Louisiana State University–New Orleans)
    • Eric Emery (West Virginia University)
    • Shawn Haupt (Georgetown University)
    • Sarah Magaziner (Brown University)
    • Harry Mystakelis (University of Athens)
    • Sameen Naqvi (Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine)
    • Qimin Ng (George Washington University)
    • Gamze Ozsoy (Istanbul University)
    • Grace DeMarco (University of South Carolina)
    • Kirsten Martin (University of Vermont)
    • Claire O’Grady (Rush Medical College)
    • Christine Petrin (Tulane University School of Medicine)

    PGY-2

    • Sherene Agama (University of Virginia)
    • Asma Akhtar (University of Missouri, Kansas City)
    • Alok Bapatla (MediCiti Institute of Medical Sciences)
    • Nathan Bryan (Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine)
    • Mahak Chopra (St. George’s University)
    • Shruti Gothoskar (Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College)
    • Candice Mazon (Drexel University)
    • Erica Rabinovich (Rowan University)
    • Scott Royal (University of North Carolina)
    • Sonia Sayed (St. George’s University)
    • Fumitaka Sugiguchi (Weill Cornell University)
    • Elle Flood (Uniformed Services University School of Health Sciences)
    • Hunter Fraker (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
    • Kate McAlesse (Georgetown University School of Medicine)
    • Kathleen Moriarty (Brown University)

    PGY-3

    Residents and interns
    • 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)
    • Elizabeth Reznikov (Kansas City University of Medicine)
    • Ashley Park (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)

    PGY-4

    • 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)

    Chief Residents 2020-2021

    • Dr. Reva Frankel
    • Dr. Kaitlyn Order

    Alumni Directions

    Alumni posing in stairway

    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 2019 class:

    • Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship
      • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
      • 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 (2)
      • Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TE
      • Miami Children’s Hospital
    • Emergency Medicine Fellowship
      • Inova Fairfax Hospital, VA
      • Boston Medical Center Boston, MA
      • Akron Children’s Hospital, OH
      • Levine Children’s Hospital, NC
      • University of California, San Diego, CA (2)
      • New York University, NY 
      • Jacobi Medical Center, Bronx, NY
      • Dell Children’s Hospital, Austin, TX
      • Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA
    • Genetics Fellowship
      • Children’s Hospital of Philidephia
    • Hematology-Oncology Fellowship
      • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
      • Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York, NY 
      • Stanford University, Palo Alto CA
    • Neurology Fellowship
      • Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC 
    • Neonatology Fellowship
      • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, DC (2)
      • Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC (2) 
      • Yale University
    • Gastroenterology Fellowship
      • Columbia, New York, NY
      • DuPont Children’s, Wilmington, DE
      • Montifore, Bronx, NY
      • Tortonto Sick Kids, Tornto Canada
    • Pediatric Hospitalist
      • Frederick, MD (2)
      • MGUH, Washington, DC (2)
      • San Antonio, TX
      • Austin, TX 
      • Los Angeles, CA
      • Queens, NY  
    • Pediatric Hospitalist/Community Pediatrics
      • Loma Linda, CA 
      • Merced, CA (2)
    • Primary Care Pediatrics
      • Washington DC (3)
    • Private Practice
      • Northern Virginia (6)
      • Maryland (5)
      • Pittsburgh, PA
    • Global Health Corps
      • Angola (2)
    • Hospitalist Med/Peds
      • MGUH, Washington, DC (2)
      • Savannah, GA 
    • Urgent Care
      • Alexandria, VA
    • Private Practice Med/Peds
      • North Carolina
      • Washington DC
      •  South Carolina
    • Private Practice Peds
      • South Carolina
      • California
    • Clinical Associate, Emergency Medicine,
      • Children’s National Medical Center (2)