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  • Fellowship and Job Placement

    Einstein is proud to continually place our graduates in top fellowship training programs in a variety of fields as well as excellent inpatient and outpatient general pediatrics jobs.  Here is a list of our recent graduates and where they are now:

    2015 Chief Residents

    Maheswari Ekambaram, M.D.                  Pediatric Attending, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia                                                             
    Malgorzata Skarzynska, M.D.Pediatric Attending, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia

    Categorical Program  

    Casandra Arevalo, M.D.Pediatric Pulmonology Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Isam Dafdony, M.D.Private Practice, CA
    Ankana Daga, M.D.Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
    Fredrick Dapaah-Siakwan, M.D.    Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital: Miami, FL
    Jennifer Budacki, D.O.Pediatric Attending, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at St. Mary Medical Center, PA
    Aarthi Gunasekaran, M.D.Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship, Children's Hospital at OU, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK
    Amman Hassan, M.D.Pediatric Attending, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia at St. Mary Medical Center, PA
    Hilda Kabali, M.D.Private Practice, Three Lower Counties Community Services, Salisbury, MD
    Ramiro Lizano Santamaria, M.D.Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children @ Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Nandita Mandhani, M.D.Neonatology Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
    Sonia Mehra, M.D.Infectious Disease Fellowship, Primary Children Hospital/University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
    Alfred Troncales, M.D.Undecided
    Joan Villaflor, M.D.Private Practice, Sacramento Valley Pediatrics, Sacramento, CA

    2014 Chief Resident

    Imeline Troncales, M.D.                 Private Practice, Colgate Pediatrics - ECHA, Philadelphia

     Categorical Program  

    Anna Siao, M.D.                                   Hospitalist, Einstein Montgomery Medical Center
    Demvihin Ihyembe, M.D.Pediatric Development Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
    Johelin DeFreitas Hernandez, M.D.          Private Practice, International Pediatric Clinic, Atlanta Georgia
    Maheswari Ekambaram, M.D.Pediatric Chief Resident, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    Malgorzata Skarzynska, M.D.Pediatric Chief Resident, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    Maytham Abed Al-Kubaisi, M.D.Cardiology Fellowship, Rush Medical College, Chicago, IL
    Samuel Ajayi, M.D.Neonatology Fellowship, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
    Saritha Ranabothu, M.D.Nephrology Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Montefiore, Bronx, NY

    2013 Chief Resident

    Meyrick Sarmiento, M.D.                        Hospitalist, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, East Norriton, PA

    Categorical Program  

    Deepakbabu Chellapandian, M.D.                             Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    Deepika Singh, M.D. Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, PA
    Erica Gatien, M.D. Neonatology Fellowship, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, MI
    Imeline Troncales, M.D. Chief Resident, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia
    Mayuri Vegasana, M.D. Hospitalist, Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, East Norriton, PA
    Michelle King, M.D. Fellowship in Sleep Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA
    Monique Mondesir, M.D. Private Practice, Pediatric Associates, Port St. Lucie, Florida
    Roshan D’Souza, M.D. Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship, Rainbow Babies Children Hospital, Cleveland, OH
    Soran Mahmood, M.D. Radiology Residency, St. Luke’s - Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
    Stefan Mandakovic Falconi, M.D. Pulmonology Fellowship, National Children's Medical Center, Washington, DC

    Board Pass Rate

    For first time test takers who took the American Board of Pediatrics certifying exam in 2014, the pass rate was 75%. 

    Scholarly Activity

    The Pediatric Department is a very busy place when it comes to research. During the past academic year, department faculty and residents made 30 poster and platform presentations at 62 scientific and professional meetings.  In addition, the department had 11 publications in peer-reviewed journals.  A total of 6 residents were co-authors of these publications, in 5 of them as first authors. Click here to download a current list of the program's recent presentations and publications 

    Special Care Clinic

    The Pediatric and Adolescent Ambulatory Center at Einstein strives to be a medical home for all patients and their families.  Children with special health care needs require more intensive services and support than children free of chronic disease.  Our Special Care Clinic consists of a multidisciplinary team that is responsible for providing care coordination services to support and empower caregivers to manage their child’s chronic illness.  Residents are an integral part of this team.  They receive training during their intern year to provide comprehensive medical care to children with special health care needs and are expected to provide medical care to these children during the rest of their residency training.

    Refugee Wellness Center

    Each year 1000 refugees from a variety of countries are resettled in the Philadelphia area.  These patients have special healthcare needs and often find their low English proficiency to be a barrier to receiving appropriate medical care.  The multidisciplinary team at the Einstein Refugee Wellness Center provides specialized care to newly resettled refugees, providing residents with a global health experience right here in our office.  Residents are an integral part of the Einstein Refugee Wellness Center and have many opportunities throughout their training to learn from this unique patient population and pursue advocacy work related to refugee health issues.

    Division of Genetics  

    The Division of Genetics offers diagnostic and counseling services to patients of all ages. Since Einstein is a general hospital, the pediatric genetics team has the unique opportunity to care for the whole family, irrespective of age. This multidisciplinary program provides care for children with congenital anomalies, syndromes and developmental delay or autism among others. Services offered by the Division of Genetics include prenatal counseling, cancer genetics and adult genetics services. In addition, the Division of Genetics boasts world renowned expertise in anophthalmia/microphthalmia, eye development gene research and Jewish genetic disease screening. All five genetic counselors on staff are experts in their field and board certified.