Pediatric Residency Program
Welcome: Leadership

Welcome from the Leadership

Tina Cheng, MD, MPH:

Congratulations on choosing the best specialty in medicine…Pediatrics! Child health sets the foundation for health in adulthood and in future generations. It is a privilege and responsibility to work with children, adolescents, and families to ensure that foundation. We would be excited to have you join us in our vision to be the leader in improving child health in our missions of clinical care, research, education, and advocacy.

Cincinnati Children’s has a long history of leadership in many areas with a focus on family-centered physical and mental wellness and care, quality improvement, primary care and specialty excellence, leading-edge research, and health equity. There is a very special culture of collaboration and innovation and a real commitment to training leaders.

As a city, Cincinnati has a ton to offer and Cincinnati Children’s is in the heart of it all. Cincinnati consistently ranks high in best places to live including top city for parks (87% of residents live within a 10 minute walk to a park!), second best history museum in the country (National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, USA Today top 10), great sports teams, schools, music and entertainment. And from the hospital you can walk to the zoo and botanical garden, see a few animals or flowers, and be back in minutes!

Children are 9% of US healthcare spending and 100% of our future. Join us in optimizing that future.

Tina Cheng, MD, MPH. Tina Cheng, MD, MPH


Sue E. Poynter Wong, MD, MEd, Residency Program Director:

The Pediatric Residency Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital provides you with the opportunity to work side by side with exceptional residents and faculty from all over the world. You will care for patients from a variety of ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds with pediatric problems ranging from primary to quaternary. 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 the designer of many of your own experiences based on your academic needs and career plans. Upon graduation, our residents enter outstanding fellowships and primary care positions throughout the country. We look forward to answering any of your questions and making this the best experience in your professional career.

Sue E. Poynter Wong, MD, MEd.Sue E. Poynter Wong, MD, MEd
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine 
Director, Pediatric Residency Training Programs