Pediatrics

K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center offers a progressive curriculum in a nurturing environment with individual attention. Our program accepts 8 categorical interns to participate in both the M.D. and D.O. Match.

Our teaching staff consists of over 100 salaried and voluntary attending physicians, most of whom are primary care pediatricians. Our faculty has also shown tremendous growth in the past few years. There are now 9 Neonatologists, 3 Intensivists, 8 Hospitalists and additional subspecialists in the disciplines of Adolescent Medicine/Child Abuse (including a Board Certified Adolescent Medicine/Child Abuse faculty member), Allergy/Immunology, Behavioral/Developmental Pediatrics, Cardiology, Endocrinology/Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Nutrition, Genetics, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Radiology, Pediatric Rheumatology, Pediatric Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Pulmonology, Sports Medicine, and Urology. The Department also supports a fully accredited Fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine, which is nationally recognized. 

K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital is a children’s hospital within Jersey Shore University Medical Center that features:

  • 45-bed inpatient unit
  • 10-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Sedation Service led by the Critical Care team
  • A 10-12 bed dedicated Pediatric Emergency Department open 24 hours a day 7 days a week
  • On-site Ronald McDonald Room
  • Full team of Certified Child Life Specialists
  • Family Health Center housing our resident and faculty-run continuity clinic and urgent care
  • Pediatric Subspecialty Center- home to outpatient offices of our pediatric specialists in neurology, behavior/development, hematology/oncology, pulmonology, endocrinology, infectious diseases, sports medicine, and gastroenterology

Family-Centered Teaching Rounds

Family-centered teaching rounds are an integral part of the inpatient services (General Inpatient, PICU, NICU). The general inpatient resident team has its own family-centered rounds every morning under the direction of the assigned pediatric hospitalist. Additional teaching rounds under the direction of an assigned subspecialist also occur on a daily basis on the inpatient unit. 

We are very proud of all the accomplishments of our pediatric residency program, including:

• commendation and full five-year accreditation cycle from the ACGME in 2011

• full five-year accreditation cycle from the AOA

• above national average pass rate on the certifying examination of the American Board of Pediatrics

• first place in the annual Meridian Research Day for the past five years

• 100% board pass rate on the national pediatric boards exam in 2014

Osteopathic Pediatric Residency

Our pediatric residency program is dually accredited by both the ACGME and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Our combined residency program is offered to osteopathic students in lieu of a rotating internship. Graduates are eligible to take both board exams. This program is very popular and competitive. We are currently a member of the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine.

DO Program Directors
•  Amy Peardon, D.O. (Program Director, Osteopathic Pediatric Residency Program)
•  Paul Schwartzberg, D.O. (Administrative Director, Osteopathic Pediatric Residency Program)

Curriculum and Requirements (In accordance with the standards of the AOA and the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians)