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, Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Why our program could be right for you

Pediatric residents in the Categorical and Social Pediatrics Residency Programs at CHAM train to become independent and exceptional clinicians. As a tertiary referral center with all pediatric subspecialties represented, many of which are nationally ranked, residents benefit from world renowned clinician educators and an unmatched diversity of clinical and advocacy experiences.

Trainees come to CHAM for the ample opportunity to become comfortable caring for the rare, the complex, and the vulnerable. Along the way though, they find they’ve become part of the CHAMily; our family of trainees, faculty, staff and alumni that support and champion each other, each and every day through this process.

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

Training clinicians as advocates

At CHAM, advocacy is more than a word in a mission statement; it has action and history behind it. The faculty and staff take pride in caring for the children of the Bronx, completely and holistically. Residents quickly gain experience with social justice in healthcare, social determinants of health, the care of marginalized communities, and the complexities of caring for undocumented immigrant children, many of whom arrive without family.

Residents at CHAM learn to care for their patients as effective members of interdisciplinary teams in the ED, inpatient floors, and outpatient clinics. Many residents go further, bringing their advocacy work to the streets, schools, town halls, the AAP and the Statehouse in Albany.

Get to Know Our Leadership

Brenda I. Anosike, MD, MPH

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 20 largest pediatric training programs in the country, CHAM residents make up a community of diverse backgrounds, clinical interests and the always surprising hidden talents (some of which deliciously pop-up during our annual bake-off!). Allow our residents to share first-hand what they find special about CHAM.

Hear from our faculty who never left

An incredible number of residents choose to either stay or return to CHAM after their training. This only builds on the comradery and shared experiences that make our hospital feel like a community where everyone is invested in each other.

Allow some of our faculty to share why they still love coming to work at CHAM and love working with CHAM residents every day.

CHAM by the numbers

192

pediatric beds

7,000+

admissions annually

50

NICU beds

49,000+

emergency department visits annually

Our premier academic children’s hospital

As the only children’s hospital in the Bronx, CHAM cares for a patient population magnitudes larger than similar intuitions in the New York City region, allowing us to make an incredible impact in the heart of the Bronx. Scroll through to see and learn more about our primary training site.

The CHAM Pediatric ED

The pediatric ED at CHAM is one of the busiest in the region. Here our residents learn to provide immediate care for the sick and injured child. Residents of each year have equal opportunity to practice procedures, initiate the evaluation of complex and fascinating pathology, and learn the initial stabilization and resuscitation of acute patients. Fellowship-trained pediatric emergency medicine faculty and fellows work along side our residents 24-hours a day.

The CHAM Inpatient Floors

Three floors are home to our inpatient medical/surgical units. Here, residents play a key role on the hospital medicine and pediatric subspecialty teams with a focus on comprehensive family centered care. Senior residents develop critical skills as team leaders and clinical educators. Our hospitalists allow residents to gain graduated independence in their clinical decision making while still being accessible and supportive.

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

Excellence in Pediatric Primary Care

Continuity Clinic Experience

Our residents have their continuity clinic experience at one of three sites across the Bronx where they will build their primary care panel for the duration of residency. At the beginning of intern year, each resident is assigned a preceptor and a clinic day to allow for longitudinal relationships (as well as clinic dinners and celebrations!).

Caring for our families beyond the clinic

The Division of Academic General Pediatrics at CHAM hosts several community engagement events and programs to support patients and families who receive care at these practices.

Providing care to our newest patients

The Nursery and NICU at Jack. D. Weiler Hospital

Weiler Hospital is a short trip through the Bronx, just down the street from one of our resident continuity clinics, and houses Montefiore’s primary Newborn Nursery and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Residents work along primary care pediatricians, Neonatologists, fellows, PA's, NP's and and a highly skilled NICU team of nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and nutritionists.

A hands-on NICU experience

Residents are involved in the care of every patient in the nursery and NICU’s care, including deliveries, procedures and family meetings. Faculty are deeply invested in resident education and lead monthly debriefs for residents to share their experiences during their rotation in a safe and supportive environment.

An unmatched diversity of experience

As a premier academic medical center serving the Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, CHAM offers its residents comprehensive exposure to a broad diversity of patients and pathologies that prepare our trainees for any desired field.

Categorical Residency Program

Our Categorical Residency Program offers residents exposure to all aspects of pediatric medicine while they train in a number of settings. Deeply committed to promoting social justice in a diverse and inclusive atmosphere, our program allows all residents to grow in an environment that fosters critical thinking, graduated autonomy and advocacy.

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.

Pediatrics Research Track

The Research Track in the Categorical Pediatrics Program is a new unique opportunity for learners with a demonstrated passion for the advancement of pediatrics through research. It provides a pathway to become an effective physician-scientist supported by 11 months of protected research time and the resources of the Children’s Hospital as well as the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

What else makes CHAM special?

ImPACT in-situ floor simulations are high-yield, timely simulations led weekly by chiefs and nurse educators

The resident-run Leadership, Engagement, and Diversity in Education and Residency (LEADER) Program at CHAM is a nationally recognized and award winning program focusing on the education, mentorship, community and recruitment of underrepresented leaders in medicine.

The Montefiore School Health Program is one of the largest, oldest and most comprehensive in the U.S.. During Community Health rotations, residents join the physicians, social workers, and mental health providers in schools throughout the Bronx to provide health assessments, urgent health care, STI testing, and birth control initiation.

CHAM is the highest rated training site for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Our residents also consistently receive the highest number of Teaching Star Awards for medical student teaching.

In addition to hosting the occasional “Dinner with the Chair” on Arthur Avenue, Dr. Cabana hosts fan-favorite Professors Rounds each week. Residents and medical students learn as Dr. Cabana guides a faculty panel through a recent patient to demonstrate how to think through the evaluation and care of our most challenging cases.

Led by Dr. Sarah Norris, the CHAM Quality in Life Team (QUILT) helps care for children with life-threating and life-limiting illnesses. Dr. Norris is a pillar for our residents in learning about end of life care, goals of care discussions, and debriefing after difficult events. Each year residents and staff raise money for QUILT as part of the CHAMpions for CHAM NYC Marathon Team.

CHAM creates MedEd leaders. Leadership positions in pediatric residencies and fellowships across the country are filled with CHAM alumni who are sought after to bring the core tenants of a CHAM training to wherever they go.

Advocacy at CHAM is not just for our Social Pediatric residents. Residents from both programs often find themselves taking an active role in local, regional and national discussions surrounding social justice as well as the health and safety of children.

The resident holiday schedule ensures that every resident has 2-3 days off for at least one of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years.

For over 50 years, the Child Life program at Montefiore has brought comfort and creativity to the children in the hospital. They work closely with residents to teach about medical play and stress reduction to increase the success of medical interventions, all while making kids in the hospital still feel like kids.

Social Determinants of Health screening is incorporated into every facet of clinical care both inpatient and outpatient. Uniquely at CHAM, we began working with specialists from the Montefiore Community Health Worker Institute. Now residents learn how to screen for SDoH but have the support of those who can help them answer “what do we do next”.

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 300 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 Einstein (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, 2023” by U.S. News & World Report 
  • The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Einstein $201M+ in research funding in 2022, placing Einstein in the top 50 among 142 schools of medicine
  • 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 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.

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
Director, Pediatric Categorical Residency Program
banosike@montefiore.org

Sandra Braganza, MD
Director, Social Pediatrics Residency Program
sbraganz@montefiore.org

Aileen Mendez-Ruiz
Program Coordinator, Pediatrics Residency
amendez@montefiore.org

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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