2016 Chief Residents.

Welcome and thanks for taking the time to check out the pediatric residency program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center! This is an exciting time in your careers, as you embark on the next stage of your learning and we are excited that you are considering coming to Cincinnati!

There are many things to consider when making your decision for the right fit of residency program for you, but we would submit that Cincinnati Children’s is uniquely positioned to maximize your learning and academic potential while still maintaining your quality of life. As the only pediatric hospital in the tri-state area, we truly see the entire spectrum of disease processes and patient populations, from the bread-and-butter general pediatric admissions to quaternary care cases referred from all over the nation and the world. Our research endeavors are already among the best in the country and continue to expand, with the recent opening of a state-of-the-art new research building, and continued strong funding from NIH and endowment sources. Cincinnati Children’s has continually been recognized at the national level as a true leader in quality improvement among pediatric centers. The faculty members are incredibly approachable and truly invested in resident learning, both in subspecialty pediatrics, general inpatient hospital medicine, and primary care pediatrics.

Beyond merely objective data and accomplishments, this program truly is a special place to train. Coming on your interview day you will no doubt experience the warmth, energy, and friendliness that this institution embodies. Cincinnati itself is a city on the rise, with a revitalized riverfront and downtown area featuring a vibrant new restaurant and bar scene, two professional sports teams, and a thriving arts community, all with a very reasonable cost of living that allows you to experience all the city has to offer even on a resident’s budget.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have about our residency program, life in Cincinnati, or pediatrics in general! Best of luck to you in your residency application process and we hope to see you soon in Cincinnati!


Adam Carlisle, MD
Kourtney Gardner, MD
Ashley Jenkins, MD
Katherine Sweeny, MD
Sonya Tang Girdwood, MD, PhD