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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!

Vi Ngo, MD and Jina Park, MD 2019-2020 chief residents/junior faculty

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.

MPH Candidates

PGY Year Resident Medical School
PGY-4 Ted Handler, MD Tufts University
PGY-4 Shweta Sujit, MD Drexel University

Class of 2020

PGY Year Resident Medical School
PGY-3 Lucia An, MD University of Southern California
PGY-3 (Peds/MPH) Samuel Backus, MD University of Washington
PGY-3 Vanessa Boshuizen, MD MPH University of Oklahoma
PGY-3 Anqi Li, MD Hofstra University
PGY-3 Lydia Maleknia, MD University of South Carolina
PGY-3 Kara Mesznik, MD Brown University
PGY-3 (Peds/MPH) Diana Ong, MD University of Massachusetts
PGY-3 Sara Patrizi, DO Touro University Nevada
PGY-3 Vanessa Wong, MD Tufts University

Class of 2021

PGY Year Resident Medical School
PGY-2 Simran Behniwal, DO Touro University, Nevada
PGY-2 (Peds/MPH) Alexia Charles, MD, MSEd George Washington University
PGY-2 Bruce Han, MD University of Colorado
PGY-2 (Peds/MPH) Shawnice Kraeber, MD University of Nevada, Reno
PGY-2 Evelyn Martinez-Salazar, DO Touro University, California
PGY-2 Maura Olcese, MD, MPH Oregon Health & Science University
PGY-2 Catherine Pourdavoud, MD University of California, Davis
PGY-2 Matthew Cranshaw, MD University of Miami
PGY-2 Andrew Saxon, MD Emory University
PGY-2 Kathryn Stephenson, MD, MS Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
PGY-2 Mengyou Wu, MD University of California, San Diego

Class of 2022

PGY Year Resident Medical School
PGY-1 Victoria Fort, MD Hoffstra University, New York
PGY-1 Rachita Gupta, MD Boston University
PGY-1 Connor Haysbert, MD University of California, Davis
PGY-1 Paulina Hume, MD George Washington University
PGY-1 (Peds/MPH) Nate Kralik, DO Ohio University Heritage College
PGY-1 (Peds/MPH) Emily McKenna, MD Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, New Jersey
PGY-1 Krisha Nayak, MD Eastern Virginia Medical School
PGY-1 Achyuth Sriram, MD University of Southern California
PGY-1 Sarah Teitell, MD University of Alabama
PGY-1 Xing Wang, MD University of Texas, Houston
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
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