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From the Director of the Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Cheng, director

We are delighted about your interest in the Harriet Lane Residency Program of the Department of Pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University. Academic pediatrics was born at Johns Hopkins. In 1912 the Harriet Lane Home for Invalid Children opened as the nation’s first pediatric hospital affiliated with an academic research institution. Over the past century the department has remained a leader in pediatric medicine valuing education and research as highly as we value clinical care. Our reputation as one of the very best residency training programs in the country is based on the past and present excellence of our faculty and the residents themselves. We are proud that we have attracted individuals who are leaders in virtually all areas of pediatrics from primary care pediatrics in the community to subspecialty pediatrics, research, health policy and global health.

In May 2012, we moved into The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center, a 12-story 560,000 square foot hospital designed to provide the most sophisticated 21st century technology with patient and family comfort at the forefront. In addition to the beautiful Children’s Center, training involves inpatient and outpatient opportunities at other Johns Hopkins Medicine campuses and clinics, community practices, the Indian Health Service and international clinical missions.

Our program trains leaders and innovators. Our residents take on graduated responsibility for the care of patients with much autonomy as senior residents. They have become superb community pediatricians, specialists, groundbreaking researchers and academic leaders, serve in important governmental posts such as director of the Food and Drug Administration, become directors of some of the largest health departments in the country, and serve as advocates for children, adolescents and families. Our residency curriculum provides a strong foundation in general pediatrics and leadership with flexibility to shape training for one’s desired path.

The key to the success of our residency program is the close interaction of the residents with our faculty and esprit de corps among the residents who come from all parts of the country and world. There is a long tradition of training excellence at Johns Hopkins. We are excited to share the details of our program with you and welcome your contacting me or any of our faculty in pursuing your interest here.


Tina L. Cheng, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Department of Pediatrics

From the Residency Program Directors

Pediatric Residency Leadership TeamCozumel Pruette, Jeff Fadrowski, Marquita Genies, Helen Hughes and Nicole Shilkofski

We welcome your interest in our pediatric residency program! Whether you plan a career in an academic subspecialty, general community pediatrics, general academic pediatrics, health policy, public health or global health, our goal is to prepare each resident for the next phase in his or her career.

Our program provides a strong foundation in knowledge, clinical skill, decision-making, evidence-based medicine and leadership; this while also allowing the flexibility needed for residents to explore various career paths with individualized guidance from experienced and dedicated faculty members. Our residents come from over 40 different medical schools and from every region of the country. Residents from these diverse backgrounds and interests work, in collaboration with faculty in all areas of pediatrics and other disciplines, to provide the best possible care for patients in the best possible learning environment. We all have found it a privilege to work so closely with our residents. Special pathways that meet the requirements of The American Board of Pediatrics and other relevant Boards accommodate training needs of residents with particular career goals. Please explore this website, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions about anything you see here.

Nicole Shilkofski, M.D., M.Ed., Program Director
Jeff Fadrowski, M.D., M.H.S., Associate Program Director
Marquita Genies, M.D., M.P.H.Associate Program Director
Helen Hughes, M.D., M.P.H., Associate Program Director
Cozumel Pruette, M.D., M.H.S., Associate Program Director

Carly Hyde, program coordinator

Carly Hyde, Pediatric Residency Program Coordinator

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