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.
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!
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.
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, 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
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 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
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.
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