Pediatrics Residency

Welcome to Our Pediatrics Family’s Page

The Pediatric Residency program at Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston provides a well-balanced educational experience and a solid foundation in general pediatrics and clinical experiences in every pediatric subspecialty. By offering residents exposure to patients of all socioeconomic backgrounds, providing them with both practical and academic training and balancing supervision with independence, we have been highly successful in educating the pediatricians of tomorrow and preparing them to enter any area of pediatrics they desire.

  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Residency Program
    Pediatric Residency Leadership

At Children's Hospital of New Jersey, residents receive in-depth experience in all aspects of primary, subspecialty and critical care pediatrics, as well as exposure to managed care and clinical research. Graduates of the program have gone on to success in general pediatrics and subspecialty pediatrics, in the arenas of public health, private practice and academics. In addition to producing empathic and clinically competent pediatricians, the Program at CHNJ desires to address the rising trend in physician burnout with an evolving wellness program for the housestaff.

We look forward to your application this fall!

  • Program Leadership

  • Ketan Kansagra

    Ketan Kansagra, M.D.

    Program Director, Pediatrics Residency

Dr. Kansagra assumed the directorship in September 2015, prior to which he was the Associate Program Director. He has been on the medical staff at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey since 2008 in the Division of Neonatal Medicine. His neonatology fellowship training was completed in 2003 at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX preceded by a pediatrics residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. He is an alumnus of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Kansagra has professional interests in neonatal nutrition and physician leadership. He completed in 2005 an Executive Certificate in Healthcare Delivery Management from NYU Stern School of Business and is currently enrolled in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Leadership Academy. At home, he resides with his wife, Roopa, and kids Rohan and Raina, where he prefers to run, travel, and cheer on his kids as they demonstrate the hidden athletic genes in the Kansagra lineage.

  • Joshua S. Rosenblatt, M.D.

    Joshua S. Rosenblatt, M.D.
    Chairman, Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey

    Vice President Academic Affairs Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics since 2009, Dr. Rosenblatt is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He attended the Rutgers University-New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School in Newark and was a resident and chief pediatrics resident at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, and later served as residency program director. He has overseen medical education at NBMIC since 1997.

Dr. Rosenblatt is an academic general pediatrician with fellowship training in primary care faculty development at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He has an interest in and is pursuing graduate studies in population health.

  • Shalu Narang

    Shalu Narang, M.D.
    Associate Program Director

Dr. Shalu Narang is a board certified pediatric hematologist/oncologist who has been an Associate Program Director of Pediatrics Residency since September 2015. She joined Children's Hospital of NJ in 2007 after completing a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at University of Rochester, where she attained Masters in Public Health through the clinical investigation track. After completing undergraduate studies at NYU, she attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then completed a Pediatrics Residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Narang's special interests include hemostasis and thrombosis, and she sees patients at the regional hemophilia treatment center along with general hematology and oncology patients.

  • Jayshree N Kumta, MD

    Jayshree N. Kumta, MD
    Associate Program Director

Dr. Kumta joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as its Director for Inpatient Pediatrics in July 2017, after having worked for nearly thirteen years as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. She completed a Residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan, after obtaining an M.B.B.S. degree from Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai, India, and had previously been a Private Pediatrician in Mumbai, India, for more than five years.

Her current activities, reflecting her strong interest in fostering Medical Education, include Teaching Rounds and Board Review Preparation for Pediatric Residents and Medical Students. In addition, she has been a long-time advocate for Breastfeeding, providing Lactation Management training to Pediatric and OB/GYN Residents. She also works with Labor & Delivery and Nursery Nurses with the goal of increasing Exclusive Breastfeeding rates.

  • Taiesha Barber-Mitchell

    Taiesha Barber-Mitchell
    Program Coordinator

Taiesha Barber-Mitchell has been a part of the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center’s family for 18 years. Prior to joining the pediatrics residency program in March 2016 she worked in various areas in the hospital providing administrative support.

  • Siri Patel, MD

    Siri Patel, M.D.
    PGY-4, Chief Resident

Born and raised in Southern California, she attended medical school at Sri Ramachandra University in Chennai, India. Upon completing her degree, she accepted a position as a clinical research assistant at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia working on publications across various departments. After completing her residency, she plans to pursue a career in primary care pediatrics. In her leisure time, Siri enjoys exploring diverse cuisines with her husband and traveling with friends and family.

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (973) 926-7040.

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