The Pediatric Residency program at Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston is a well-balanced educational experience which provides 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 by 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

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 routinely scored well above the national average in the American Board Exams in Pediatrics and have gone on to success in general pediatrics, subspecialty fellowship, public health, private practice or academics.

Faculty and Staff

The pediatric faculty includes general pediatricians and a full complement of pediatric sub-specialists.

The following is the profile of the program leaders who head up the Pediatric Residency Program:

Joshua S. Rosenblatt, M.D. Joshua S. Rosenblatt, M.D.
Chairman Department of Pediatric at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center

Interim Chair of Pediatric Medical Education since 1987, Dr. Rosenblatt is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School in Newark and was a resident and chief pediatric resident at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Rosenblatt is an academic general pediatrician with fellowship training in primary care faculty development at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich. His specialties include care of children with chronic illnesses, pain management and child protection.

Jules A. Titelbaum, M.D. Jules A. Titelbaum, M.D.
Senior Consultant

Director of Pediatrics at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center since 1972, Dr. Titelbaum is a graduate of Brown University in Providence, R.I. He attended Baylor School of Medicine in Houston, Texas, where he also completed his pediatric residency. After a chief residency in and an infectious disease fellowship at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. Dr. Titelbaum continued his infectious disease and immunology fellowship training at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in New York City.

Timothy S. Yeh, MD, FAAP, FCCMTimothy S. Yeh, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M.
Department of Pediatric at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Dr. Yeh, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Saint Barnabas Medical Center joined Saint Barnabas Health Care System in 2001 after more than 14 years at the Children’s Hospital of Oakland in Oakland, California. There he served as Director of Critical Care and Co-Director of the Children's Hospital Oakland/University of California, San Francisco Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics for the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. His current faculty appointment is Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark.

Dr. Yeh has authored numerous abstracts, articles and book chapters in the area of pediatric critical care. He is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Critical Care Medicine and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine. He is currently the Chancellor of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He continues to serve on and chair national committees within these organizations.

The following is the complete listing of faculty instructors in the Pediatric Residency Program:

Allergy Immuonology
Mendelson, Joel
Blank, Jonathan
Patankar, Srikanth
Hausdorff, Mark
Verma, Rajiv
Peshkovsky, Courtney
Walsh, Rowan
Critical Care
Kalyanaraman, Meena
McQueen, Derrick
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Aronsky, Adam
Goyal, Vinod
Emergency Medicine
Brenner, Dennis
Sinha, Jyoti
Sunaryo, Francis
Ton, Mimi
General Pediatrics (Ambulatory)
Gururajarao, Lakshmi
Jaffery, Fatema
Sicat, Jon
Wallach, Melissa
Hematology and Oncology
Kamalakar, Peri
Narang, Shalu
Rifkin-Zeneberg, Stacey
Human Genetics
Despostio, Franklin
Infectious Diseases
Espiritu-Fuller, Maria
Murillo, Jeremias
Antonio, Elsie
Cohen, Morris
Dermendjian, Mariette
Irakam, Anitha
Kansagra, Ketan
Lim, Anita
Pande, Sumati
Patel, Shalini
Plaza, Lorna
Quizon, Maria
Rai, Bellipady
Tulsyan, Vasudha
Zarzuela, Arminia
Roberti, Isabel
Vyas, Shefali
Hashim, Anjum
Salam, Misbah
Sousa, Rolando
Levitt, Joel
D’cruz, Cyril
Pediatric Ophthalmology
Wagner, Rudolph
Pediatric Radiology
Phatak, Tej
Pediatric Rheumatology
Chalom, Elizabeth
Pediatric Surgery
Bethel, Colin
Bhattacharyya, Nish
Burjonrappa, Sathyaprasad
Pediatric Urology
Stock, Jaeffrey
Hanna, Moneer
Mikkilineni, Sushmita
Weiner, Monica

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