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Pediatric Residency Program

Pediatric Residency Program
Upstate University Hospital
Rm. 5400,
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
Map & directions
Phone: 315 464-5800
Name: Patricia Mondore, MA, Residency Program Coordinator
Email: mondorep@upstate.edu

Upstate's innovative pediatric residency program allows our residents to prepare for careers in primary health care, subspecialty training, academic medicine, and community health.

Our Program

We're a fully accredited 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.

Our Residents

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 are looking for residents whose broad and diverse interests and backgrounds match well with our team, placing a premium on personality, communication skills and open-mindedness.

Our Patients

Patients come from 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.

Our Mission/Vision

The mission of the Pediatric Residency Program at SUNY Upstate Medical University is to enhance the health of our community through education, patient care, and research.  We will provide comprehensive and compassionate patient and family centered care to a diverse community. We will bolster the curiosity of our diverse group of medical students and residents through positive role modeling and exemplary didactic and clinical instruction in an encouraging learning environment. We will advance the resilience of our students, residents, and faculty by promoting self-empathy and empathy among colleagues.

Your Goals

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 the seven of our current third year residents (plus our chief resident) who found out that they got 2020 fellowship positions in the match!

  • Sarah Au - PICU (Cleveland, OH)
  • Julia Ciurria - ED (Wash Univ, MO)
  • Danielle Daniels - ID (Upstate)
  • Heba El Ayash - Endo (Baylor, TX)
  • Kristin Hornick - Pulm (Children's LA, CA)
  • Phil Mackewicz - ED (Upstate)
  • Audrey VanDeWall - ED (Detroit, MI)
  • Sarah Ellis (Chief) - ED - (St. Christopher's, PA)

Congratulations to the seven of last year's third year residents who found out that they got fellowship positions for 2019!

  • Jake Andersen – Peds Critical Care – Rochester, NY
  • Tim Bright – Peds ED, Upstate
  • Sashi Goteti – Peds Heme-Portland, OR
  • Ripal Patel – Peds Critical Care, Univ of Maryland
  • Max Shenberger – Neonatology - NY Med College. 
  • Ryan Surujdeo – Peds ED, Detroit, MI
  • Kim Wells – Peds ED, Upstate