Welcome from the Program Director:
Welcome to the new Pediatrics residency program at The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, New Jersey, a state-of-the-art child- and family-friendly facility and principal teaching hospital for the proposed new Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University.
This program is designed to provide its residents a strong foundation in primary care pediatrics as well as broad, in-depth exposure to all pediatric subspecialties, making our graduates equally well prepared for careers in general pediatric practice or in academics. The volume and variety of patients, a well-structured and comprehensive teaching program, and our emphasis on the resident’s responsibility for patient care ensure that trainees will be exceptionally competent, confident pediatricians at the conclusion of three years, capable of managing acute life-threatening and chronic illness as well as providing standard-of-care health maintenance. We believe program graduates will be highly successful in securing competitive fellowship positions or choice practice appointments, depending on their individual career goals.
Program leadership aims to provide its residents the highest quality pediatric training while maintaining awareness of their need to grow as individuals and their commitments as family members. All rotations will be completed at the Children’s Hospital and its nearby ambulatory facilities. You will learn under the guidance and supervision of more than 100 full-time, experienced and enthusiastic faculty in general pediatrics and all pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties who genuinely enjoy their interactions with residents and students. We are fortunate to be supported by top-notch pediatric professionals in nursing, pharmacy, social work, nutrition, radiology, respiratory therapy and child life, amongst others.
We are looking for a few good people who love to learn, welcome challenge, embrace diversity and aspire to excellence. We promise at the completion of three years you’ll be ready for the career of your choice, and you’ll have made a difference in the lives of many children. Come join us!
Susan G. Mautone MD, FAAP
The Learning Environment
- Full service state-designated Children’s Hospital
- General, Hem/Onc and Epilepsy Monitoring inpatient units
- 48-bed Level III NICU
- 15-bed PICU
- Five pediatric ambulatory centers on or near campus
- 30 pediatric subspecialties
- 100+ full-time faculty in general pediatrics and all pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties
- Resident representation on departmental and hospital committees
- Incredible variety and volume of patients
Susan G. Mautone MD, FAAP
Katharine Hodock, MD, FAAP
Associate Program Director
Judy Aschner, M.D.
Burton Appel MD, MBA
Usha Avva MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Zeyad Baker MD
Steven Ghanny MD
Randye Huron MD
Child Behavior and Development
Ginger Janow MD
Sabrina Malik MD
Jennifer Northridge MD
Julia Piwoz MD
Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Ariel Sherbany MD, PhD
Mark Siegel MD
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Kevin Slavin MD
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
The Learning Environment Cont'd
- Simulation Laboratory with infant and child simulators
- Medical Library with searchable databases, online texts, journals and remote access
- Thursday afternoon didactics with 3-year curriculum
- Active research program with quarterly Evidence-Based Medicine sessions
- Individualized curriculum starts PL-1 year
- All inpatient services with Day Team and Night Team scheduling, 12-14 hour shifts
Living and Working in the NJ/NY Metro Area
With views of the New York City skyline from our medical center’s campus, residents can enjoy all of the perks that living in the NJ/NY metro area has to offer.
Conveniently located near many major highways and public transportation options, Hackensack University Medical Center is a short ride from the Hoboken and Jersey City waterfront on this side of the Hudson, and a quick trip to Manhattan. This offers you endless options for experiencing cultural activities, concerts, theater, nightlife and cuisine. Surrounded by suburbs with excellent school systems, Hackensack University Medical Center is also closely located to expansive parks, lakes, outdoor activities and shopping malls and is an hour’s drive to the Jersey Shore.
Hackensack University Medical Center is home to one of the largest single-site child care centers in the United States. The four-story, 30,000-square foot facility is called the Sarkis & Siran Gabrellian Child Care & Learning Center (CCLC).
HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness:
Conveniently located near the Hackensack campus, HackensackUMC Fitness & Wellness is an expansive fitness center complete with a large selection of state-of-the-art cardio equipment with personal viewing screens; a Sports Performance Center featuring a turf field, sprint track, sports-specific resistance training equipment & specialized programs for team and individuals; plus 170+ group fitness classes weekly including LesMills, Zumba®, Pilates Reformer, Pilates Barre, aqua, yoga, cycle and more.