Pediatric Residency

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The Pediatric Residency program at Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center provides a well-balanced educational experience and a solid foundation in general pediatrics and clinical experiences in every pediatric subspecialty. We focus on delivering care in a highly reliable organization with an eye on patient safety and quality improvement. Furthermore, we advocate on behalf of all children, especially those of vulnerable populations to reduce healthcare disparities and welcome learners of all communities. Finally, we actively support the well-being of our learners so they can move to the next step of their journey resilient and engaged.

Newark Beth Israel Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program

By offering residents exposure to patients of all socioeconomic backgrounds, providing them with both practical and academic training and balancing supervision with independence, we have been highly successful in educating the pediatricians of tomorrow and preparing them to enter any area of pediatrics they desire.

Graduates of the program have gone on to succeed in general pediatrics and subspecialty pediatrics, in the arenas of public health, private practice and academics. In addition to producing empathic and clinically competent pediatricians, the Program at CHNJ desires to address the rising trend in physician burnout with an evolving wellness program for the housestaff.

We look forward to your application this fall!

  • Program Leadership

Jon Sicat, DO

Jon Sicat, DO
Program Director, Pediatric Residency

Dr. Sicat has a long standing history of being a residency program director for ~20 years. Along with the directorship for the Pediatric residency program, he is also the Associate Program Director for the combined Internal Medicine-Pediatric residency. He has been on the medical staff at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center since 2000 after completing his Med-Peds training at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. He graduated from New York Institute of Technology-College of Osteopathic Medicine after his undergraduate training in Biochemistry at New York University.

Dr. Sicat has professional interests in transition medicine caring for both children and adults with special health care needs. He often utilizes techniques learned from the faculty development fellowship he completed at Michigan State University in his medical education career. In his spare time he plays the piano and edits video in-between driving his medium sized children around and roaming the aisles at Costco.


Joshua S. Rosenblatt, M.D.

Joshua S. Rosenblatt, M.D. M.S.
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
Chief Academic Officer, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey

Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics since 2009, Dr. Rosenblatt is a graduate of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. He attended the Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School in Newark and was a resident and chief pediatric resident at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and later served as residency program director. He has overseen medical education at NBIMC since 1997.

Dr. Rosenblatt is an academic general pediatrician with fellowship training in primary care faculty development at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He recently received a Master’s Degree in Population Health from Thomas Jefferson University and has a deep interest in decreasing health disparity and improving health outcomes for children.


Shalu Narang, MD, MPH

Shalu Narang, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Program Director

Dr. Shalu Narang is a board certified pediatric hematologist/oncologist who has been an Associate Program Director of Pediatric Residency since September 2015. She joined Children's Hospital of NJ in 2007 after completing a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at University of Rochester, where she attained a Masters in Public Health through the clinical investigation track. After completing undergraduate studies at NYU, she attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then completed a Pediatric Residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Narang's special interests include hemostasis and thrombosis, and she sees patients at the regional hemophilia treatment center along with general hematology and oncology patients.


Jayshree N Kumta, MD

Jayshree N. Kumta, MD
Associate Program Director

Dr. Kumta joined Newark Beth Israel Medical Center as its Director for Inpatient Pediatrics in July 2017, after having worked for nearly thirteen years as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston, New Jersey. She completed a Residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan, after obtaining an M.B.B.S. degree from Seth G.S. Medical College in Mumbai, India, and had previously been a Private Pediatrician in Mumbai, India, for more than five years.

Her current activities, reflecting her strong interest in fostering Medical Education, include Teaching Rounds and Board Review Preparation for Pediatric Residents and Medical Students. In addition, she has been a long-time advocate for Breastfeeding, providing Lactation Management training to Pediatric and OB/GYN Residents. She also works with Labor & Delivery and Nursery Nurses with the goal of increasing Exclusive Breastfeeding rates.


Michelle LaMonaca

Michelle LaMonaca
Program Coordinator

Michelle LaMonaca started her career in graduate medical education at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Prior to joining the pediatric residency program in September 2021 she worked at New York Presbyterian Hospital in Brooklyn, NY as the cardiology, interventional cardiology and electrophysiology fellowship coordinator.


Mai Nguyen Mintz, DO

Mai Nguyen Mintz, DO
Chief Resident/Division of General Pediatrics

Saigon born and Brooklyn raised, she spent most of her days reading about wombats, alpacas, and manatees. She was teaching math at City College of NY when she saw a couple of doctors up to a lot of good, started providing healthcare in her neighborhood. She got into the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, and her mom was proud and said "you're finally moving out the house" aloud. When it became clear she wanted to serve the most vulnerable, she narrowed down her interests into pediatric emergency medicine with a focus on child abuse, neglect, and trafficking.


David B. Kelly III, MD

David B. Kelly III, MD
Chief Resident/Division of General Pediatrics

I’ve taken a non-traditional pathway to medicine. I spent several years working in the banking/finance industries after graduating from Providence College with a BS in Business Management until the 9-11-01 terrorist attacks prompted me to change careers and become a full-time paramedic in Essex, Monmouth and Union Counties in NJ. After a decade of working as a full-time paramedic, I applied to medical school at 38 years of age and eventually graduated cum laude from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada. My interested include pediatric emergency medicine, medical education, and medical simulation. On a personal level, I’ve been happily married to my wife Kristin for over 10 years and have been blessed with an amazing son, JD, who is the light of my life. My interests outside of medicine include spending time with my wife, son and puppy, SCUBA diving and sports.


For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (973) 926-7471.


Rutgers Health

Residency and fellowship programs training at RWJBarnabas Health benefit from the resources and interprofessional opportunities available through the Rutgers Health institutional sponsorship. Learn more about all of the Rutgers Health sponsored graduate medical education programs on our sponsoring institution webpage.