Assistant Program Directors / Chief Residents

Our “Chiefs” are selected from members of the graduating class and join our faculty as Assistant Program Directors. They are essential to the success of our residency, serve as liaisons between the residents and the faculty and have an important voice in program leadership.  Ultimately, the Chiefs are a resource for our residents for both personal and professional concerns. Their office, located within the resident workroom, has an open door policy that keeps them in touch with resident needs.

Depending on their clinical interest, the Chiefs work as attendings in resident clinics, the newborn nursery and the general pediatric wards. This clinical work is balanced with all the ways they contribute to the residency – from developing the resident schedule, coordinating PTO requests, assisting with interview season, and leading the monthly M&M series.

Former chief residents have gone onto academic general pediatric positions (including medical student clerkship rotation director, associate residency program director, residency program director, teaching faculty in the inpatient and outpatient clinical areas, medical directorships of inpatient and outpatient clinical areas), private practice positions (including ownership and starting a new practice), and fellowship positions (GI, hematology-oncology, endocrinology, neonatology). 

2020-2021 Assistant Program Directors

Caroline Brooks, MD

Zach Gray, MD

Rising 2021-2022 Chiefs

Alex Yu, MD

Jennifer Raffaele, MD