Pediatric Residency Program

Contact: Patricia Mondore, MA, Residency Program Coordinator
Location: Department of Pediatrics Upstate University Hospital
Room 5400, 750 East Adams St.
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone: 315 464-5800

Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Residency Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. We are proud of an innovative program that allows our residents to prepare for careers in primary health care, subspecialty training, academic medicine, and community health.

The Residency Program at Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital starring...our residents!
Upstate GCH
The faculty and staff of the new Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital

We're a fully accredited PDF document medium sized residency program with a substantial referral area. As the only pediatric medical center in 17 counties—one of the largest geographic referral areas in the state—our residents care for a large number of children with a great variety of problems; from healthy newborn infants to adolescents with rare and complex subspecialty concerns.

intern retreat
Residents enjoying time together
during our annual retreat

Our residents come from a wide range of backgrounds and they establish tight relationships with each other and our faculty and staff, as they become part of our family here in Syracuse. We try to attract residents whose broad and diverse interests and backgrounds match well with our team, placing a premium on personality, communication skills and open-mindedness.

Resident with Patient
Brittany Metcalf, Child Life Specialist,
with a patient

Patients come from an inner-city underserved populations to the suburban middle/upper class. There are patients from the rural regions of the state to immigrant refugees from Europe, Asia, and Africa. Our residents care for these patients under the direction of a dedicated, accessible, and personable faculty. There's a lot to learn from fascinating patients in a welcoming, yet challenging environment. We have additional international health opportunities available to residents who are interested in this field of medicine.

Whatever your goals, we will help you achieve them. So browse our pages and learn more about our training, our facilities, our city, and more importantly, the lives of the people who make this program an outstanding place for resident training.


Congratulations to our three second year residents who just found out they got fellowship positions for 2018!

—Robyn Borsuk - Peds Heme/Onc, Brown University
—Eric Keil - Neonatology, University of Alberta
—Jasmin Moradi - Peds Critical Care, McMaster University

Congratulations to our five third year residents who got outstanding fellowships in the 2016 Fall Match!

—Dalia Eid - Peds ID, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, New York, NY
—Katie Lewinter - Peds Pulm, Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
—Sunny Kainth - Peds ED, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
—Danyal Thaver - Peds Critical Care - UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX
—Yorgo Zahlanie - Peds ID, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Congratulations to our two second year residents (2016) who got fellowship positions in the spring match!

—Beth Krieger - Peds Heme/Onc, Virginia Commonwealth, VA
—Iman Naimi - Peds Cardiology, Seattle Children's Hospital, WA

Winter Wonderland: Ryan Kwong (PL2) and Vanessa Orrego (PL3) are featured in the local news for their CATCH grant-funded skating lessons for kids in our community.

The Upstate Golisano Children's hospital marks five years (Follow the link for our exciting 5th year report)


Click for a 3-minute movie about our program