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Program Leadership


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Robyn J. Blair, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Vice Chair for Education
Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program
Director, Resident Continuity Clinic
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Rachel Boykan, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program
Attending Physician, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital
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Katherine Glover, D.O.
Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics
Clinical Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics
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Caitlin Keane-Bisconti, D.O.
Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics
Clinical Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics

During the second year of residency, our residents are given the opportunity to apply for our two Pediatric Chief Resident positions. All residents and faculty also vote for their top choices. The pediatric chief resident assumes a faculty position at the completion of the three years of pediatric residency training.  The role of the chief resident is a combination of leadership, administration, educational, and clinical.  They not only work closely with the residency leadership team, but they also spend a significant amount of time with the residents and medical students through teaching, guidance, and general support.  In addition, the chief residents organize conferences, create resident schedules, and serve as resident liaisons.  They are the ultimate problem solvers and multi-taskers!  Clinically, since they are attendings, they also work in our continuity clinics, newborn nursery, and ward, yet have the mentorship of their senior faculty colleagues.  The chief resident position is an honored position and provides valuable learning opportunities that are not typically experienced during residency training.