Pediatrics Residency Program Team

Meet the leadership and staff of the Pediatrics Residency Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Department of Pediatrics


Joseph St. Geme, III, MD, Chairman, Physician-in-Chief
Joseph St. Geme, MD, is Physician-in-Chief and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and holds the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Endowed Chair in Pediatrics.

Residency Program Staff


Jeanine Ronan, MD, MSEd Program Director
Jeanine Ronan, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of General Pediatrics. Her areas of interest include pediatric hospital medicine, hospital operations, simulation education, mentoring trainees.


Beth Rezet, MD, Vice Program Director
Beth Rezet, MD, is a pediatrician at Karabots Pediatric Care Center, West Philadelphia, a CHOP Care Network primary care practice. Her areas of interest include health equity, advocacy, curriculum development, faculty development and program design.


George Dalembert, MD, MSHP, Associate Program Director
George Dalembert, MD, MSHP, is an attending physician in the Division of General Pediatrics. His areas of interest include community pediatrics and advocacy, primary care, health equity, health services research, and health policy.


Adelaide Barnes, MD, Associate Program Director and Chair, Intern Selection Committee
Adelaide Barnes, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of General Pediatrics. Her areas of interest include pediatric hospital medicine, diverse workforce recruitment, health equity, mentorship, and global health/global medical education.


Tara W. Bamat, MD, Associate Program Director
Tara W. Bamat, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of General Pediatrics and the Justin Michael Ingerman Center for Palliative Care. Her areas of interest include complex care pediatrics and palliative care, communication training (VitalTalk), trainee wellness, resilience, and burnout, and supporting trainee parents.


Jay Mehta, MD, MS, Associate Program Director
Jay Mehta, MD, MS, is an attending physician in the Division of Rheumatology. His areas of interest include medical education research, fostering resident research, leadership development, and curriculum development.


Nicole Washington, MD, Associate Program Director
Nicole Washington, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of General Pediatrics. Her areas of interest include hospital medicine, clinical operations and hospital flow, leadership development, and bias & equity teaching.


Debbie Cini, Program Manager


Noreena Lewis, JD, Community Pediatrics and Advocacy Program Coordinator


Dawn Young, Academic Specialist


Karen DiLullo, Assistant to Dr. Jeanine Ronan and Residency Administrative Coordinator


Heather Brown, Evaluation and Data Coordinator


Tracy Jones, Office Coordinator


Adina Freedman, LCSW, Resident Support Specialist

Doctor with patient in exam room

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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Why Choose Us?

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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