Current Pediatric Residents

Chief Residents 2019-2020


Micaela Bowers, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Medical school: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Marquette University


Bryn Carroll, MD
Medical school: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Johns Hopkins University


Anna Costello, MD
Medical school: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Undergraduate education: Brown University


Brooks Lanham, MD, MBA
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Stanford University

Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY 1)


Kristine Alexander, MD
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Cornell University


Ana Luiza Altaffer, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Columbia University


Aaron Briggs, MD
Medical school: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Undergraduate education: Dartmouth College


Julianne Carson, MD
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Undergraduate education: University of Notre Dame


Robin Chin, MD, MPP
Medical school: Boston University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Stanford University


Olivia Delia, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Williams College


Lauren English, MD, MPH
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Medical school: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Clemson University


Benjamin Fensterheim, MD, PhD
Medical school: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Michigan


Leigh Finnegan, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Georgetown University


Whitney Fitts, MD
Pediatrics/Child Neurology
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate education: Harvard University


Erin Flynn, MD
Medical school: George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Undergraduate education: Harvard College


Hannah Ford, MD
Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Undergraduate education: Columbia University


Rachael Ryan, MD
Medical school: Saint Louis University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Washington


Claudia Gambrah-Sampaney, MD
Pediatrics/Child Neurology
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Washington University in St. Louis


Jeremy Grenier, MD, PhD
Medical school: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: McGill University


Brittany Guttadauria, MD
Medical school: Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Undergraduate education: Cornell University


Sonia Havele, MD
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Duke University


Lauren Hricik, MD
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Undergraduate education: Bucknell University


Andrew Hughes, MD, PhD
Medical school: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Lehigh University


Lillian Jin, MD, MPH
Medical school: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Undergraduate education: Columbia University


Bianca Kapoor, MD
Pediatrics/Child Neurology
Medical school: New York University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Stanford University


Dennis Keselman, MD
Pediatrics/Child Neurology
Medical school: Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Undergraduate education: New York University College of Arts and Sciences


Steven Klein, MD, PhD
Pediatrics/Medical Genetics
Medical school: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Rochester


Elizabeth Kuhn, MD
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Undergraduate education: Gettysburg College


Julianna Lau, MD
Medical school: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Connecticut


Ilana Lavina, MD
Medical school: Weill Cornell School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Yale University


Awo Layman, MD, PhD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Swarthmore College


Ben Lerman, MD, MS
Medical school: Stanford University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Stanford University


Jonathan Levinsohn, MD, PhD
Medical school: Yale School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Williams College


Leora Lieberman, MD
Medical school: University of Florida College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Florida


Alex Linn, MD, MA
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Medical school: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Brown University


Rebecca Maher, MD
Medical school: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Williams College


Erin McCarthy, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Wesleyan University


Laura McGarry, MD, PhD
Pediatric/Child Neurology
Medical school: New York University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Columbia College


Deanna Nardella, MD
Pediatric/Child Neurology
Medical school: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Undergraduate education: Cornell University


Brittney Newby, MD, PhD
Medical school: University of Florida College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Florida A&M University


Giulia Porcari, MD
Pediatrics/Child Neurology
Medical school: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Pennsylvania


Nitya Rajeshuni, MD, MS
Global Health Track
Medical school: Stanford University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Stanford University


Michaela Reinhart, MD
Pediatrics/Medical Genetics
Medical school: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Clemson University


Yoshi Rothman, MD, MS
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Pomona College


Maria Rozo, MD
Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate education: Northwestern University


Alex Ruan, MD
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate education: University of Pennsylvania


David Rub, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: University of Michigan


Mohammed Shaik, MD, PhD, M.Phil
Medical school: Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Undergraduate education: Columbia University


Michelle Shankar, MD
Medical school: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Undergraduate education: Dartmouth College


Colleen Shannon, MD, MPH
Medical school: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Notre Dame


Evan Shirey, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Messiah College


Maya Silver, MD
Pediatrics/Child Neurology
Medical school: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Johns Hopkins University


Timothy Spear, MD, PhD
Medical school: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Notre Dame


Jennifer Sun, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Medical school: University of Michigan Medical School
Undergraduate education: University of Michigan


Elizabeth Tarr, MD
Medical school: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Undergraduate education: Bowdoin College


Allie Trakimas, MD
Prelim- Anesthesiology
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: University of Pennsylvania


Linh Tran, MD, MSc
Medical school: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Franklin & Marshall College


Katherine Umhoefer, MD
Medical school: Medical College of Wisconsin
Undergraduate education: University of Wisconsin-Madison


Roberto Valdovinos, MD
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Duke University


Vidya Viswanathan, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Harvard College


Ethan Vorel, MD
Medical school: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Undergraduate education: Middlebury College


Rebecca Whitmire, MD, MPH
Medical school: Drexel University College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Muhlenberg College

Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY 2)


Kristopher Abbate, MD
Internal Medicine - Pediatrics
Medical school: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Pennsylvania


Emily Barrios, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Williams College


Mariko Bennett, MD, PhD
Pediatrics - Child Neurology
Medical school: Stanford University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Northeastern University


Anand Bhagwat, MD, PhD, MS
Medical school: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Pennsylvania


Celeste Black, MD
Medical school: New York University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Johns Hopkins University


Brian Coburn, MD, PhD
Internal Medicine - Pediatrics
Medical school: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Phillip Cohen, MD, MSc
Global Health track
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Yale University


Stephanie Colello, MD
Internal Medicine - Pediatrics
Medical school: Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Undergraduate education: Princeton University


Katherine Donches, MD
Medical school: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Undergraduate education: Haverford College


Leah Downey, MD, MS
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Washington


Neal Emery, MD
Internal Medicine - Pediatrics
Medical school: Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Undergraduate education: Northwestern University


Peter Evans, MD
Medical school: Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
Undergraduate education: Davidson College


Victoria Fairchild, MD
Medical school: State University of New York, Upstate Medical University
Undergraduate education: American University


Whitney Fink, MD
Medical school: Drexel University College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Wellesley College


Stan Gabryszewski, MD, PhD
Medical school: Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Undergraduate education: Princeton University


Logan Grimes, MD
Medical school: University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Texas at Arlington


Herodes Guzman, MD, MPH
Medical school: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Meredith Hickson, MD
Medical school: University of Michigan Medical School
Undergraduate education: Oberlin College


Saarah Hussain, MD
Medical school: Drexel University College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Rosemont College


Sarah Jaffar, MD
Medical school: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Southwestern Medical School
Undergraduate education: Southern Methodist University


Priyanka Joshi, MD, MS
Medical school: George Washington University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Undergraduate education: The Ohio State University


Ajibike Lapite, MD, MPH
Medical school: Tulane University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Princeton University


Pat Lawlor, MD, PhD
Pediatrics - Child Neurology
Medical school: Northwestern University, The Feinberg School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Texas at Austin


Arthur Lee, MD
Medical school: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Michigan


Kyle Lenz, MD
Medical school: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Dartmouth College


Morgann Loaec, MD
Medical school: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Pennsylvania State University


Margaret Means, MD
Pediatrics - Child Neurology
Medical school: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Vanderbilt University


Osvaldo Mercado, MD
Medical school: Howard University College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of California, Los Angeles


Emily Merkel, MD
Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Barnard College


Aaron Misakian, MD, MFA
Medical school: University of Washington School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: New York University


Hannah Mitchell, MBBS, MSc
Medical school: University of Nottingham, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Undergraduate education: University of Nottingham


Tomoki Nomakuchi, MD, PhD
Pediatrics - Medical Genetics
Medical school: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Hofstra University


Jessica Perfetto, MD
Medical school: New York University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Yale University


Kaitlyn Petruccelli, MD
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Undergraduate education: La Salle University


Cara Piccoli, MD
Pediatrics - Child Neurology
Medical school: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Undergraduate education: University of Pennsylvania


Gayathri Prabhakar, MD
Medical school: Larner College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
Undergraduate education: Vanderbilt University


Jessie Priestley, MD, PhD
Pediatrics - Medical Genetics
Medical school: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine - Grand Rapids
Undergraduate education: Michigan State University


Daniel Rappoport, MD
Medical school: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Maryland


Sheyla Richards, MD, MS
Medical school: Columbia University, Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Undergraduate education: Columbia University


Abby Robinson, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Cornell University


Julia Rood, MD, PhD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: St. Olaf College


Yesenia Sanchez, MD
Medical school: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Undergraduate education: Brown University


Sarah Schmidt, MD
Pediatrics - Medical Genetics
Medical school: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Vassar College


Omar Shehab, MB, BS
Medical school: United Arab Emirates University College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Undergraduate education: United Arab Emirates University


Erin Sieke, MD, MS
Medical school: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Pennsylvania


Helen Stanley, MD
Medical school: New York University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Georgetown University


Christopher Teng, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Princeton University


Alyssa Thomas, MD
Medical school: Yale School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Brown University


Natalie Ullman, MD, MPH
Pediatrics - Child Neurology
Medical school: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Union College


Brittany Van Remortel, MD, MPH
Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate education: Wheaton College


Kanak Verma, MD, MPH
Medical school: Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Undergraduate education: Rutgers University


Evelyn Wang, MD
Medical school: Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California
Undergraduate education: Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Gia Yannekis, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Barnard College


Rachel Zipursky, MD
Medical school: University of California, Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Williams College

Post Graduate Year 3 (PGY 3)


Liz Anderson, MD
Medical school: University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Undergraduate education: Princeton University


Ellora Berthet, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Harvard University


Aaron Bodansky, MD
Medical school: St. Louis University of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Washington University in St. Louis


Zoe Bouchelle, MD
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate education: Pennsylvania State University


Michael Bruno, MD
Medical school: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Connecticut


Adam Butensky, MD
Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons 
Undergraduate education: Harvard College


Alyssa Coffin, MD
Medical school: New York University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Georgetown University


Christina Escalante, MD
Medical school: New York University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Davidson College


Laurel Gabler, MD, PhD, MSc
Medical school: Harvard Medical School
Undergraduate education: Stanford University


Courtney Gallagher, MD, MPH
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Princeton University


Christopher Gaw, MD, MBE
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: The Ohio State University


Shari Gitlin, MD
Medical school: State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Cornell University


Hanna Gu, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Princeton University


Annie Gula, MD
Medical school: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Pittsburgh


Ankit Jain, MD, PhD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Brandeis University


Samaa Kemal, MD, MPH
Medical school: Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine 
Undergraduate education: University of Florida


Clement Lee, MD, MS
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Medical school: University of California Los Angeles David Geffen School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of California Los Angeles


Nick Lunig, MD
Medical school: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Undergraduate education: Boston College


Ken Macneal, MD, MBA
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Medical school: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Denver


Adam Mayer, MD
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: University of Maryland-Baltimore County


Kristen McCabe, MD
Medical school: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Undergraduate education: Vanderbilt University


Rachel Tretter, MD
Medical school: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Undergraduate education: The Catholic University of America


Jacqueline Morrison, MD
Medical school: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Washington University in St. Louis


Tim Nelin, MD
Medical school: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Trinity University


Hayley Newman, MD
Medical school: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Undergraduate education: Tufts University


Ashley Osborne, MD
Medical school: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of California Los Angeles


Katie Pallegedara, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Cornell University


Bhavesh Patel, MD
Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Emory University


Casey Pitts, MD
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: New York University


Caitlin Proper, MD
Medical school: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Cornell University


Edward Re, MD
Medical School: Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Undergraduate education: Brown University


Christina Rojas, MD
Pediatrics
Medical school:  University of Illinois College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Rice University


Sara Rosenbaum, MD
Medical school: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Undergraduate education: Washington University in St. Louis


Shikha Saxena, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: University of Pennsylvania


Ilana Schwartz, MD
Medical school: Emory University School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Georgia Institute of Technology


Leah Seifu, MD, MPH
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Harvard University


Joshua Sperling, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Cornell University


Sesh Sundararaman, MD, PhD
Pediatrics/Global Health
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: Williams College


Tamara Van De Star, MD
Medical school: University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Undergraduate education: Duke University


Bennett Weinerman, MD
Medical school: University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Undergraduate education: Hamilton College


Scott Weinreb, MD
Medical school: Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai
Undergraduate education: University of Pennsylvania


Quinn Weisman, MD
Medical school: Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Undergraduate education: Carnegie Mellon University


Hugues Yver, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: McGill University


Shairbanu S. Zinna, MBBS
Medical School: St. George’s, University of London
Undergraduate education: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Healths


Jeremy Zuckerberg, MD
Medical school: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate education: University of Maryland

Post Graduate Year 4 (PGY 4)


Rahela Aziz-Bose, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Medical school: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Undergraduate education: Yale University


Ian Campbell, MD, PhD
Pediatrics/Medical Genetics
Medical school: Baylor College of Medicine
Undergraduate education: University of Tennessee


Sarah Capponi, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Medical school: Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
Undergraduate education: Johns Hopkins University


Kelsey Ripp, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Medical school: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Undergraduate education: Brown University


Chandler Villaverde, MD
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Medical school: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Undergraduate education: Brown University

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How to Apply

Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. You must apply using the ERAS System. Deadline for submissions is Dec. 1.

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CHOP's Pediatrics Residency Program offers a balanced, flexible and supportive experience in a top ranked children's hospital. Residents train in cutting-edge facilities, surrounded by world-renowned faculty.


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