Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Residency Program Virtual Tour

The Pediatric Residency Program at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) is situated within a world-class hospital system serving one of the most diverse patient populations in the U.S. Our mission is to train exceptional pediatricians who will strengthen the field of pediatrics and serve as advocates for all children in the communities they serve. 

Brenda I. Anosike, MD, MPH, Interim Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Why our program could be right for you

Pediatric Residents train in either our Categorical Pediatric Residency Program or Social Pediatric Residency Program. Supported by our diverse learning environment, residents gain broad experience across all aspects of pediatric medicine.

Sandra Braganza, MD, MPH, Director, Social Pediatrics Residency Program

What our program offers

As a referral center, CHAM has all pediatric subspecialties represented, many of which are nationally ranked. Residents are exposed to a vast range of diagnoses, giving them ample opportunity to become comfortable with rare and complex disease processes. 

What sets Montefiore Einstein apart

At Montefiore Einstein, we are guided by a mission to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. Comprising 11 member hospitals and more than 200 specialty care sites, Montefiore Health System provides highly specialized, coordinated care for diverse populations in the New York region, across the country and globally.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, home to nearly 1,000 students in its MD, PhD and combined MD/PhD programs, is one of the nation’s preeminent centers for research, medical education and clinical investigation. Through the joint efforts of Montefiore Health System and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore Einstein is able to advance research and accelerate discoveries, benefiting patients and ensuring access to state-of-the-art healthcare for all.  

  • Montefiore’s medical specialties ranked as top 1% in the nation by U.S. News & World Report
  • Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) recognized as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine ranked a top 50 “Best Medical School for Research in the Country, 2021” by U.S. News & World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $178M+ in research funding in 2021, placing Einstein 34th among 142 schools of medicine
  • 380+ NIH-funded grants awarded to Einstein
  • 700+ clinical trials 
Catherine C. Skae, MD, Vice President and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education at Montefiore Einstein

Representing one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Health System and our Albert Einstein College of Medicine provide postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents and fellows per year. Clinicians across Montefiore Einstein’s numerous educational programs actively mentor and cultivate a new generation of healthcare leaders. 

Our mission to improve access and quality of care for our diverse community draws residents and fellows from top medical, dental and PA schools from around the world. We develop and expand programs designed to advance teamwork, communication and decision-making, and our progressive focus on comprehensive care provides an ideal training ground for our residents and fellows.

To make the process of working and training at Montefiore Einstein more seamless, we offer a variety of services for our house staff, physician assistants and interns, including assistance with credentialing and orientation, institutional resources, visas, contracts, HR documents, payroll, notary services and specialty training and certifications. 

Get to Know Our Leadership

Brenda I. Anosike, MD, MPH

Interim Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Sandra Braganza, MD, MPH

Director, Social Pediatrics Residency Program
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Family and Social Medicine

Danielle Fernandes, MD

Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Courtney McNamara, MD

Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

William Sokoloff, MD, MSEd

Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Tamar Tanner, MD

Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Chief Residents

Helene Glickman, MD

Chief Resident, Categorical Pediatrics

Devon Lawrence, MD

Chief Resident, Categorical Pediatrics

Hannah Levine, MD

Chief Resident, Categorical Pediatrics

Chase Moon, MD

Chief Resident, Social Pediatrics

Hear from our residents

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.

CHAM by the numbers


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A premier academic children’s hospital

The only pediatric facility in the Bronx, CHAM is home to one of the busiest ambulatory programs in the country. All pediatric subspecialties are represented here, giving our Pediatric Residents exposure to all areas of Montefiore Einstein pediatrics.

CHAM Inpatient Floors

The sixth through ninth floors of CHAM are home to our medical and surgical inpatient units. Here, residents play a key role on our hospital medicine and pediatric subspecialty teams, and learn to provide comprehensive family-centered pediatric care to our patients. Over the course of their second and third year training at the Moses Campus, senior residents develop team leadership skills, gain independence in clinical decision making and refine their teaching skills.

CHAM Pediatric Emergency Department

The Pediatric Emergency Department at CHAM is dedicated to providing immediate care for sick and injured children. Here, our residents learn to assess and stabilize patients from infancy through adolescence while working side-by-side with fellowship-trained pediatric emergency medicine faculty.   

CHAM Pediatric Critical Care Unit

CHAM’s 26-bed Pediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) provides care for critically ill children of all ages. During second- and third-year rotations, CHAM residents care for medical, surgical and cardiac patients. Our multidisciplinary teams allow residents to learn alongside pediatric intensive care attendings, fellows, nurses, pharmacists, respiratory therapists and nutritionists.

The residents are the heart of CHAM and inspire all of us to practice our best medicine. Their dedication to improving health outcomes for the children of the Bronx is a constant reminder that there is no other place I would want to practice or teach.

Jillian Parekh, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Delivering pediatric primary care

Our residents have their continuity clinic experience at one of three sites. At the beginning of the intern year, each resident is assigned to a preceptor and a site where they will build their primary care practice for the duration of their residency.

Providing pediatric care from our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

While training in the nursery and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Jack D. Weiler Hospital, our Pediatric Residents work alongside skilled faculty, Neonatology Fellows and primary care pediatricians. Here, residents learn the full spectrum of care for our youngest patients, including healthy newborns and premature and critically ill infants. 

A challenging and innovative curriculum

At Montefiore Einstein, education is at the center of our mission. Our Pediatric Residency curriculum is constantly evolving to adapt to changes within medicine and our world. We make sure to keep our residents directly involved in this process to ensure that our educational activities meet their needs and the needs of the patients we serve.

Categorical Pediatric Residency Program

Our Categorical Pediatric Residency Program offers residents exposure to all aspects of pediatric medicine while they train in a number of settings, including primary care clinics and neonatal and pediatric intensive care units (ICUs). Deeply committed to promoting social justice in a diverse and inclusive atmosphere, our program allows residents to learn and grow their skills in a training environment that fosters critical thinking, graduated autonomy and mentorship. 

Social Pediatrics Residency Program

For 50 years, our Social Pediatrics Residency Program has fulfilled its commitment to training pediatricians with a special interest in advocacy, health policy, social justice, research, community and public health. Today, our program remains focused on promoting the health of diverse communities, training future healthcare leaders and advocating for social justice through collaborative primary care delivery, education and research. 

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, Montefiore Einstein offers its postgraduate trainees comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies. The diverse range of experience available prepares our postgraduate trainees for future careers in their chosen field, be it in the research or clinical and/or non-clinical setting.

Live and work close to the best of everything

The Bronx, New York City’s northernmost borough, is a culturally rich neighborhood placed at the intersection of Manhattan and its surrounding regions. Our postgraduate trainees typically live in hospital housing or off-site in nearby Riverdale, Lower Westchester or Manhattan, and have access to an unmatched diversity of experiences beyond the program itself. 

In the Bronx, with its ample parks and gardens, you’ll learn first-hand why it’s known as “the City’s Greenest Borough.” The neighborhood offers plenty of local food, art, sports and culture, and is just a subway ride away from Manhattan’s famed theaters, museums and attractions. 

As a resident of the Tri-State region, you’ll have unmatched access to the city’s cultural offerings, not to mention the bounty of outdoor excursions that are available just beyond. Day-trips and weekend excursions to the Hudson Valley, Catskills, Long Island or New Jersey provide ample opportunities for swimming, hiking, biking, skiing and other seasonal activities. 

Drag map or zoom to explore things to do in the Bronx, Manhattan and beyond. 

Have questions? Get in touch.

Brenda I. Anosike, MD, MPH
Interim Director, Pediatric Categorical Residency Program

Sandra Braganza, MD
Director, Social Pediatrics Residency Program

Aileen Mendez-Ruiz
Program Coordinator, Pediatrics Residency

Montefiore Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

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