Pediatric Residency Program

  • Welcome from the Leadership

    Javier Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd:

    The Pediatric Residency Programs at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital provides you with the opportunity to work side by side with excellent residents and faculty from all over the world.  You will be able to work within all areas – from primary to quaternary care – with a variety of patients from different ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.  We are unique in our individualized attention to each one of our resident’s needs and our dedication to family-centered care.  This will be “your” residency not only as  a trainee but also as a “designer” of your experiences based on your academic needs. Upon graduation, our residents enter outstanding fellowships and primary care positions throughout the country.  I look forward to answering any of your questions and making this the best experience in your professional career.

    A photo of Javier Gonzalez del Rey.Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd
    Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
    Director, Pediatric Residency Training Programs

    Arnold Strauss, MD:

    Dear Pediatric Residency Program Web Site Visitor:

    Whether you are a potential medical student applicant, curious academic or community physician, international student or resident, or member of the lay community, I am delighted that you have an interest in our categorical or combined pediatric residency program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Welcome!

    I am often asked what makes Cincinnati Children's different or special. To me, our greatest strength is people, our residents, our faculty, our nursing and support staff, all of the 13,000 individuals who work here. We are a family, albeit a large and very diverse family, dedicated to improving the health and lives of children, children from our Cincinnati region, the contiguous states from which many referrals come, and all of the 50 American states and the many countries from which patients arrive every day for highly specialized care and complex diseases. We believe in integrity, equality, diversity, and respect for each and every child and for each other. Our Cincinnati Children's family is committed to providing the best, evidence-based care through the most novel approaches and therapies to our patients and their families. A second strength is that we are committed to discovery, to uncovering the mechanisms underlying pediatric diseases and disorders and to the application of those basic discoveries to development of new treatments. A third strength, as a children’s hospital, is our singular commitment to children and families at every step of evaluation and care by providing a child-friendly environment. Another strength is our focus on global and international health, both for residency education and for training of international faculty.

    Our goal is to change the world for infants, children, adolescents and their families. Through past breakthroughs at Cincinnati Children's, such as the discovery of the Sabin oral polio vaccine in the 1950s, the development and first successful application in a human of a heart-lung machine in 1952, the cloning and characterization of surfactants in the 1980s, and the discovery of a vaccine to prevent rotavirus infection and infantile diarrhea, a leading international cause of death, in the 2000s, we have indeed positively impacted virtually every person on our planet.

    Our focus is to improve outcomes and health for every child, every day, everywhere. We hope that you choose to share in that essential mission. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have questions.


    A photo of Arnie Strauss.Arnold W. Strauss, M. D.
    Rachford Professor and Chair
    Director, Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation
    Chief Medical Officer, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

    Michael Fisher, President and CEO:

    First, congratulations! Earning your medical degree is a significant accomplishment.

    It’s my pleasure to invite you to consider Cincinnati Children’s for your pediatric residency. We have a long tradition of superior care and superb training.

    Families in the greater Cincinnati metropolitan area rely on us. And families across the country and around the world turn to us for leading-edge care for rare and complex conditions. Whether you’re preparing for a career in private practice or academic medicine, you’ll have the opportunity for broad experience, in a supportive environment, under the guidance of world-famous faculty — who still love to teach.

    I could tell you about our comprehensive programs. Our state-of-the-art facilities. Our commitment to family-centered care. Our leadership in improving the quality and safety of care delivery. Our innovative basic, clinical and translational research.

    But what stands out for me personally is the Cincinnati Children’s culture — our special sauce.

    As proud as we are of our ranking as one of the nation’s top three children’s hospital and one of the top three pediatric departments at a college of medicine, we’re never satisfied. We’re always trying to get better.

    If you want to be at a place where collaboration, teamwork, innovation and continual improvement are a way of life, join us at Cincinnati Children’s.

    A photo of Michael Fisher.Sincerely,
    Michael Fisher
    President and CEO