2022-2023 Chief Residents.
Pictured from left to right: Libby Ireson, Deawodi Ladzekpo, Kristen Arnold, Michelle Cabanas, and Liz Lendrum

We are so thrilled that you are interested in learning more about our fantastic program! On behalf of our pediatric residency family, welcome!

We are incredibly proud of the unwavering support that we provide our residents and the collaborative environment that we foster. We aim to create a dynamic learning experience that is unrivaled in its ability to prepare you to be a pediatrician. We are a large program, and we truly consider ourselves to be a family. Your co-residents will become some of your closest life-long friends. Our residents come from diverse backgrounds, and we value the unique perspectives that each resident brings to our community. Although we will be meeting virtually this interview season, we hope you will sense our camaraderie and community.

Our residents are privileged to care for an incredibly diverse and robust patient population. As the only pediatric hospital in the greater Cincinnati area, we see both general pediatric patients as well as medically complex children and young adults referred to our specialists from across the country and around the world. Our continuity clinics and top-ranked subspecialty experiences will prepare you for any career path from general pediatrics to fellowship and beyond. All our residents participate in a diverse range of scholarly work including research, advocacy, medical education, and global health. The flexibility and availability of a multitude of electives will help you craft an individualized educational experience that will have you ready for the next stage in your career.

The city of Cincinnati is a fantastic place to live as a young professional. The Queen City has the benefits and amenities of a larger urban area as well as the friendliness of a smaller city. Cincinnati is a minority majority city with over half the population identifying as multi-cultural. Our residents take advantage of all that the region has to offer, including professional and college sporting events (Bengals, Reds, FC Cincinnati, UC Bearcats, and more), vibrant restaurants and bars, outdoor attractions, the riverfront area, music and theatre, and countless festivals throughout the year. We also have access to numerous exceptional state and national parks in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana, including Red River Gorge, Hocking Hills, and many local hiking trails.

We are confident that our program will help you become an outstanding pediatrician, and we look forward to meeting you during interview season.

Please reach out to us with any questions. We are always happy to help!

Libby, Deawodi, Kristen, Michelle and Liz
The 2022-2023 Cincinnati Children's Chief Residents