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Hackensack University Medical Center Pediatrics Residency

Hackensack, NJ

Beach Run

Susan G. Mautone MD, FAAP

Program Director

Cathy Shea

Program Coordinator

  • Full service tertiary/quaternary 115-bed Children's Hospital plus busy nursery

  • Ranked #1 in the state and top 20 in the Mid-Atlantic Region by U.S. News & World Report

  • Ranked #34 nationally for pediatric nephrology in the 2021-2022 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings

  • Level 1 Trauma Center

  • Cutting-edge clinical programs in children's cancer, neurology, rheumatology

  • 110 full-time faculty representing all pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties

  • All clinical rotations done on campus or in 3 nearby ambulatory sites

  • Amazing spectrum of pathology with 4400 admissions, >22,000 ED visits and ~50,000 ambulatory subspecialty visits annually

  • Personal Wellness Day each quarter and off-campus group Wellness Day annually

  • 8 residents per year with 4th year Chief Resident

  • No specialized tracks

  • Classes of 2021 and 2022:

  • 67% in fellowships (Adolescent Medicine at Northwestern, Allergy/Immunology at SUNY-Downstate; EM at Michigan State, Endo at Hopkins, Hem-Onc at Rady Children's in San Diego, Hospital Medicine at Montefiore, Neonatology at NYU, Cohen Children's and Hackensack; Pulm at Rainbow Babies in Cleveland)

  • 20% in primary care - Dallas, Grand Rapids and Bergen County, NJ

  • One hospitalist at CHLA and one staying on as Chief Resident


We are in the northeast corner of NJ in very diverse Bergen County with a population of 900,000. Hackensack's population is 46% White, 24% Black, 10% Asian and 35% Hispanic of any race. We are situated only 12 miles from midtown Manhattan, and 30-60 minutes from NJ's beautiful beaches, mountains and lakes.

  • Solid foundation in general pediatrics and subspecialties

  • Choice of 1 subspecialty block in intern year, 5 in second year, 4 in senior year

  • Comprehensive didactics weekly during Thursday's academic half-day

  • Special emphasis on advocacy, community pediatrics and patient safety

  • All rotations are Day Team/Night Team scheduling - no 24 hour calls

  • One Golden Weekend/block for all, more for seniors on several rotations

  • Excellent support for resident research and other CV-building activities


The program director has a long history of successful recruitment and retention of minority residents. Current resident demographics are 54% White, 17% Black, 17% Hispanic and 12% Asian, bettering New Jersey's "best in the US" diversity. Diversity of religion, educational advantage and sexual identity is also represented in the cohort. One of our 2022 grads and a current senior were selected to participate in the APPD's AIMS (Advancing Inclusiveness in Medical Education Scholars) program.

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