Pediatric Residency Program

  • Welcome from the Leadership

    Javier Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd:

    The Pediatric Residency Program 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.

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


    Margaret Hostetter, MD:

    Dear Pediatric Residency Program Web Site Visitor,

    The residency years are perhaps the most exhilarating and memorable of your medical career. I am delighted that you have an interest in our categorical or combined pediatric residency programs 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 the people, our residents, our faculty, our nursing and support staff---all of the 13,000 individuals who work here. Our Cincinnati Children's family gains strength from our myriad of talents, skill sets, and diverse origins. We believe in integrity, equality, diversity, and respect for each and every child and for each other. Our family is pledged to provide the safest, evidence-based care to our patients and their families by delivering cutting-edge approaches and therapies.

    A second strength, as a 500-bed children’s hospital, is our singular commitment to children and families at every step of evaluation and care by providing a child-friendly environment. We are dedicated to improving the health and lives of all children, and our global reach extends from Cincinnati to the world around us for access to highly specialized care for common and complex diseases. We focus both on the health of our community through innovative community-based educational initiatives and on the health of the world’s children through our training programs in international health.

    Lastly, we are committed to discovery, to uncovering the mechanisms underlying pediatric diseases and disorders and to the application of those basic discoveries to the development of new treatments. Our faculty believes in nurturing the research experiences of our trainees and in developing the next generation of pediatric investigators.

    Through past breakthroughs at Cincinnati Children's, such as the discovery of the Sabin oral polio vaccine in the 1950s, the cloning and characterization of surfactants in the 1980s, and the worldwide deployment of a rotavirus vaccine to prevent infantile diarrhea in 2006, our contributions have positively influenced every child’s chance for a healthy life.

    Our goal is to change the world for infants, children, adolescents and their families. We hope that you choose to share in that essential mission. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have questions.

    Change the outcome.

    Maragret Hostetter, MD.Margaret Hostetter, MD
    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 a 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.

    Michael Fisher, President and CEO.Sincerely,
    Michael Fisher
    President and CEO