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Pediatrics Residency Graduates

77% First Time Pass Rate on the Board Exam

Our graduates have done quite well on the American Board of Pediatrics Certifying Examination. Over the last 10 years, 77% have passed the examination as first-time takers.

New Initiative to Raise Pass Rate to 100%

Starting two years ago, we have a new initiative to bring our pass rate to 100%. This includes integration of PREP questions in Morning Report and all subspecialty rotations, Faculty Board Review monthly, January through June Intensive Board Review with Chief Residents 3 days a week and Intensive Individualized Study Plans for at-risk residents.

Our Grads Successfully Obtain Fellowships of Their Choice

About half of our graduates go on to fellowship training in a pediatric subspecialty, and half go into general pediatrics practice, although this varies year-to-year.

In the last 15 years, our graduates have entered fellowships at institutions such as Boston University, Children’s Hospital Boston, Children's Hospital Philadelphia, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Duke University, Johns Hopkins, MGH,  Pittsburgh, UC San Diego, University of North Carolina,  Vanderbilt, and Yale, in subspecialties from Alternative and Complementary Medicine to Critical Care, from Neonatology to Sports Medicine, from Emergency Medicine to Hematology/Oncology. (See Fellowships tab below for more information.)

Our Graduates From the Past 5 Years

See what our graduates from the past 5 years have gone on to do immediately post-grad:

2015 Graduates

Kenneth Bujold, DO

Medical School: University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Hem/Onc Fellowship - Philadelphia

Manuel Datiles, MD

Medical School: University Of Maryland School Of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Kindermender Urgent Care - Maryland

Sarah Favila, MD

Medical School: Tufts University School Of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Primary Care – Sutter Davis

Zachary Goode, DO

Medical School: University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Cardiology Fellowship – Med. College of VA

Katherine Horan, MD, MPH

Medical School: Ben-Gurion University Of The Negev
Post-Graduate Position: Doctors without Borders

Ronnelle King, MD

Medical School: University Of Massachusetts Medical School
Post-Graduate Position: Neonatology hospitalist

David Madrid, DO

Medical School: University Of North Texas Health Science Center At Fort Worth Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Hem/Onc Fellowship - Yale

Kristina Malik, MD

Medical School: University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: LINCS Program (care of medically complex children), Montefiore

Alejandro Mones, MD

Medical School: University Of Rochester School Of Medicine & Dentistry
Post-Graduate Position: Primary Care - Connecticut

Anne Hanley, DO

Medical School: Pacific Northwest University Of Health Sciences College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatrics Chief Resident

Julie Sanville, DO

Medical School: West Virginia School Of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: 2015-Pediatrics Chief Resident; 2016-GI Fellowship, Brown

Marla Yazzie, MD

Medical School: University Of Arizona College Of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Fort Defiance - Arizona

2014 Graduates

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Baker, MD

Medical School: University of Vermont
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Emergency Room, Baystate Children's Hospital

Sarah Coors, DO, RN

Medical School: AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: NICU Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Michael Flaherty, DO

Medical School: University of New England
Post-Graduate Position: PICU Fellowship, Mass General Hospital, Boston, MA

Elizabeth Gale, MD

Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Hospitalist, Boston, MA

Ariel GallantBernstein, MD

Medical School: University of Vermont
Post-Graduate Position: Primary Care, Greenfield, MA

Melissa Giustini, MD

Medical School: SUNY - Upstate Medical University
Post-Graduate Position: Primary Care, Palo Alto, CA

Nicole Peretto Hartford, DO

Medical School:  Lincoln Memorial University
Post-Graduate Position:  Primary Care, Chicago, IL

Eimear O'Loughlin, MD

Medical School: Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland
Post-Graduate Position: Primary care, MA

Uche Onyewuchi, DO

Medical School: Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Adolescent Medicine Fellowship, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD

Rubina Pothiawala, MD

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Hospitalist, Boston. MA

Enas Shanshen, MD

Medical School: University of Al Fateh
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Advocate Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL

Agata Slosar, MD

Medical School: Jagiellonian University
Post-Graduate Position: Primary Care, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Tina Vavro, DO

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University
Post-Graduate Position: Primary Care, OR

2013 Graduates

Suzanne Barry, DO

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, DuPont Children's Hospital, Wilmington, DE

Stacey Dipalma, MD

Medical School:Brown University School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position:College Health, Boston University, Boston, MA

Diana Drogalis, DO

Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Chief Resident, PA, Pediatric Cardiology, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

Marie Hargis, DO

Medical School: Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Chief Resident

Yaron Ivan, MD

Medical School: Technion Israel Institute of Technology
Post-Graduate Position: Emergency Medicine Fellowship, Pittsburgh Children's Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

Maria Olivares, MD

Medical School: Ponce School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Pedi Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Kofoworola Onaleye, MD

Medical School: Mount Sinai City Of New York School of Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Private Practice, MA

Alicia Pointer, DO

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Primary Care, Caring Health Center, Springfield, MA

2012 Graduates

Tinting Cheng, MD

Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Post-Graduate Position: Primary Care, Long Island, NY

Heath Cobb, MD

Medical School: Ross University
Post-Graduate Position: Primary care, Ogden, Utah

Samuel Gorstein, MD

Medical School: University of Massachusetts
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship, Mass General

Rochelle Kushner, MD

Medical School: Ben Gurion
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric chief resident, Baystate Medical Center

Susan Stein, MD

Medical School: Tufts University
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric hospitalist, Corvallis, Oregon

2011 Graduates

Hanna Awkal, MD 

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University Medicine 
Post-Graduate Position: Fairview Pediatrics, Chicopee, MA

Judith Blumhofer, MD 

Medical School: Rush Medical College 
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Chief Resident, Baystate Medical Center, Sprinfield, MA

Henry Chicaiza, MD 

Medical School: UMDNJ-New Jersey 
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatrics ER Fellowship, UConn, Farmington, CT

Michael Ferguson, MD 

Medical School: University of Queensland 
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Chief Resident, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Réjean Guerriero, DO 

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Neurology Fellowship, Boston Childrens Hosptial, Boston, MA

Tanya Henry, MD 

Medical School: Louisiana State University 
Post-Graduate Position: Mariposa Community Center, Nogales, AZ

Karine Issa El-Khoury, MD 

Medical School: Universite de Montreal 
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Allergy Fellowship, Montreal Childrens Hospital, Montreal, Canada

Christina Sadler, MD 

Medical School: University of Utah 
Post-Graduate Position: Community pediatrics, Yakima, WA

Brooke Surran, MD 

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Neurology Fellowship, Boston University, Boston, MA

Thomas Wadzinski, MD, PhD 

Medical School: University of Massachusetts
Post-Graduate Position: Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship, Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA

Fellowship Programs

Adolescent Medicine 

  • University of Rochester, NY 
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Indiana University 

Alternative and Complementary Medicine 

  • University of Arizona 

Cardiology 

  • Advocate Children's Hospital, Chicago
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital 
  • UCLA

Critical Care 

  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Milwaukee Children's Hospital 
  • Schneider Children's Hospital (NY) 
  • University of California San Diego 
  • University of Connecticut 
  • University of Maryland 
  • University of Virginia 
  • Vancouver Children's Hospital 
  • Yale University 

Emergency Medicine 

  • Boston Children's Hospital 
  • Baystate Medical Center 
  • University of Calgary 
  • University of Connecticut 

Endocrinology 

  • Baystate Medical Center 
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 
  • Pittsburgh Children's Hospital 
  • University of California, San Francisco 
  • Yale University 

Gasteroenterology 

  • Stony Brook University 

Genetics 

  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital 
  • Duke University 

Hematology-Oncology 

  • Toronto Hospital for Sick Children 
  • Vanderbilt University 
  • University of North Carolina

Infectious Diseases 

  • Boston University 
  • DC Children's Hospital 
  • SUNY Syracuse 
  • University of Massachusetts 
  • Vanderbilt University

Neonatology 

  • Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital
  • Boston Children's Hospital 
  • Brown University 
  • Toronto Hospital for Sick Children 
  • University of Connecticut 
  • University of Rochester, NY

Neurology 

  • Boston University 
  • Mass. General Hospital 

Neuro-disabilities 

  • Boston Children's Hospital 
  • Johns Hopkins 

Rheumatology 

  • Duke University 

Sports Medicine 

  • Michigan State University 
  • University of North Carolina, Greensboro