Education & Training

Resident Education & Fellowships

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine / Jackson Memorial Hospital Residency and Fellowship Programs

Welcome to the University of Miami Department of Pediatrics training program webpage. With 66 categorical, 20 Med-Peds residents and more than 30 subspecialty fellows, we are one of the largest pediatric training centers in Florida, and among the largest in the United States.

Yet our residents will swear it doesn’t seem that big. They learn and train in a demanding yet supportive environment, and are supervised and taught by a skilled, dedicated faculty. Our program prides itself on its “residentricity.” Residents coordinate all patient care and participate in every aspect of the educational curriculum. There are no private patients; all patients are cared for by pediatric residents. Our ideal balance of resident autonomy and faculty supervision fosters an exciting and motivational educational atmosphere.

Holtz Children’s Hospital, the program’s hub, is a unique, primary/tertiary/quaternary pediatric facility, serving both the multiethnic urban population of South Florida, and regional and international referrals. The hospital complex and the adjacent University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine campus comprise one of the largest medical centers in the southeast. The University of Miami is one of the nation’s top 50 research universities, and the Miller School ranks #1 in NIH awards among all Florida medical schools.

Our program mirrors the global, diverse flavor of Miami, both in patient population and resident roster, making it rich in cultural diversity and international exposure. We are fortunate to attract outstanding trainees from all over the United States and abroad, and our selection process is careful and objective.

If you seek superior pediatric training in a truly academic environment, a solid platform from which to launch your career, and the opportunity to live and work in beautiful and vibrant Miami, we may be the program for you. For more information, please click here.

Thank you for your interest in our program. We hope you visit us soon to discover all we have to offer.

Barry Gelman, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program
Chief Medical Officer
Holtz Children’s Hospital / Jackson Memorial Medical Center

Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Associate Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Vivian Dechard-Martell
Coordinator, Pediatric Residency Training Program

Main Office:
Pediatric Residency Program
Holtz Children’s Hospital
1611 NW 12th Avenue, Suite #6006
Miami, FL 33136-1005

Phone: 305-585-6042
Fax: 305-325-0293