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Pediatric Residency Programs

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Residency Programs


Program Director/Contact


Internal Medicine/Pediatric Residency

Margaret Chase, MD

(614) 722-0417

Medical Genetics Residency

Scott Hickey, MD

(614) 355-3619

Nationwide Children's Hospital/
Doctors Hospital Dual Residency

Carl Backes, DO
Alex Rakowsky, MD

(614) 722-4410

Pediatric Neurology

Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD, FAAP

(614) 722-4625

Pediatric Pharmacy

Karl Kappeler, MS, RPh

(614) 722-2180

Pediatric Research Pathway

Brian Becknell, MD, PhD

(614) 722-4414

Pediatric Residency

John Mahan, MD

(614) 722-4411

Pediatric Surgery

Gail E. Besner, MD

(614) 722-3911

Sports Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency Jason Pedicini PT, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT (614) 685-2064


2015 Match Results - Pediatric Residency Programs

We are excited about the caliber of the young physicians who will begin training with us this year.  And we expect great things from them – excellent patient and family focused care, effective communications within our health care teams, important contributions to our community and a drive toward research and education.
The Pediatric Residency Programs at Nationwide Children’s conduct recruitment through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Every year, our three programs interview more than 450 applicants.
“Finding out I matched at NCH was one of the best moments; I knew Nationwide would provide me with limitless opportunities to learn and grow unlike any other facility. The educational experiences, potential for research and a large and diverse patient population I will be exposed to at Nationwide will serve as a solid foundation for my future serving rural families," said Jordan Beckett, DO, PL-1 Dual Pediatric Resident. 
We look forward to training these future pediatric practitioners and leaders.
  Pediatrics Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Dual Pediatrics
Number of Interns 33* 10 4
Male/Female 22/11 5/5 4/0
Total # Medical Schools 21 6 4
Total # States 14 4 4


*One intern matched into the combined Pediatrics-Genetics Residency Program (4 year program) and two interns matched into the Pediatrics-Child Neurology Program (5 year program).

2015-2016 Intern Class

We successfully matched with top physicians from across the country.

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PediaCast: Pedicatric Residency Training

PediaCast with Dr. Mike Patrick featuring Dr. John Mahan and Dr. Tricia Lucin on the topic on Pediatric Residency Training.

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Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act

Nationwide Children’s Hospital applauds the U.S. House for passage of S. 1557, the Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2013. The bipartisan bill advances children’s health by reauthorizing the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program through 2018.

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