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Residents

Welcome from our Chief Residents

Welcome! Thank you for visiting our residency program website. We are excited to share the unique aspects of our program with you.

Our residency offers a foundation for clinical inquiry and education, leadership development, and collaboration. Our organization has a long and proud history as a national leader in providing quality care for a diverse population of children through innovation, research and scholarship, community involvement, and academic excellence. Most importantly, our training environment embodies a spirit of warmth, friendliness, mentorship, and camaraderie. Our faculty is invested in all aspects of resident education; they provide guidance for professional and personal development to support each learner through an individualized career path.

We know that many factors influence your choice of residency program. Please do not hesitate to connect with us about our program, resident life, or pediatrics as a career. We each have our own unique experiences to share. We wish you the very best of success as you consider the next phase of your learning and career!

Shawnice Kraeber, MD and Sam Backus, MD, MPH – 2021-2022 chief residents/junior faculty

Our Residents

One of our peer mentor families bestowing gifts on new interns at our intern welcome barbeque during orientation
One of our peer mentor families bestowing gifts on new interns at our intern welcome barbeque during orientation

Our residents reflect the greatest strength of our program through their accomplishments, dedication, and commitment to advancing the health of children! Residents join our program from medical schools across the country with terrific success and diversity in their individual experiences. The “culture” of our residency emphasizes collegiality and excellence in a friendly atmosphere, as our residents embody these both in and out of the workplace. There are frequent outings and events including nights out at restaurants, game-night, sporting events, and potluck dinners.

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MPH Candidates

PGY Year Resident Medical School
PGY-4 Alexia Charles, MD George Washington University
PGY-4 Simran Behniwal, DO Touro University

Class of 2022

PGY Year Resident Medical School
PGY-3 Victoria Fort, MD Hoffstra University, New York
PGY-3 Rachita Gupta, MD Boston University
PGY-3 Connor Haysbert, MD University of California, Davis
PGY-3 Paulina Hume, MD George Washington University
PGY-3 (Peds/MPH) Nate Kralik, DO Ohio University Heritage College
PGY-3 (Peds/MPH) Emily McKenna, MD Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, New Jersey
PGY-3 Krisha Nayak, MD Eastern Virginia Medical School
PGY-3 Achyuth Sriram, MD University of Southern California
PGY-3 Sarah Teitell, MD University of Alabama
PGY-3 Xing Wang, MD University of Texas, Houston

Class of 2023

PGY Year Resident Medical School
PGY-2 Roxana Aghili, DO Campbell University, North Carolina
PGY-2 Shelby Chen, MD Eastern Virginia Medical School
PGY-2 Geoffrey Chu, MD Virginia Commonwealth University
PGY-2 (Peds/MPH) Youhi Ghouse, MD University of Wisconsin
PGY-2 Kenneth Hui, MD California Northstate University
PGY-2 Jameze James, MD University of California San Francisco
PGY-2 Natasha Kajani, MD Virginia Commonwealth University
PGY-2 Young Kim, DO Touro University California
PGY-2 Kaily Kuikahi, MD University of Hawai’i
PGY-2 (Peds/MPH) Krista Roberts, MD Georgetown University

Class of 2024

PGY Year Resident Medical School
PGY-1 Owen Bennion, MD Tufts University
PGY-1 Keegan Bowers, MD University of California, Davis
PGY-1 (Peds/MPH) Priya Bhattacharjee, MD University of Southern California
PGY-1 Alana Corre, MD California Northstate University
PGY-1 Shruti Dubey, MD University of California, San Diego
PGY-1 Rachelle Hancock, MD University of Buffalo
PGY-1 (Peds/MPH) Chandni Jain, MD Boston University
PGY-1 Emily Kragel, MD East Carolina University
PGY-1 Kenneth Song, MD Frank H Netter at Quinnipiac University
PGY-1 Ellen Tu, MD University of California, Davis
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