Pediatrics

Hovnanian Children's Hospital at Jersey Shore University Medical Center offers a progressive curriculum in a nurturing environment with individual attention. Our program accepts 9 categorical interns to participate in ACGME 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 12 Neonatologists, 4 Intensivists, 10 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, Dentistry, Endocrinology/Metabolism, Gastroenterology/Nutrition, Genetics, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Otolaryngology, Palliative Care, 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. 

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
  • 35 Bed Level III- Neonatal 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 fully renovated 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 Subspecialists -- 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:

  • Above national average pass rate on the certifying examination of the American Board of Pediatrics
  • 100% Board Pass rate 2017
  • First place in the annual Meridian Research Day for the past five years
  • Multiple presentations of QI and research projects at National Conferences

Program Directors

Pediatric Residency Program Directors

  • Paul Schwartzberg, D.O. (Program Director)
  • Srividya Naganthan, M.D. (Associate Program Director)
  • Alan Cabasso, M.D. (Associate Program Director)

Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship

  • Jaime Pinto, M.D. (Program Director)
  • Srividya Nagathan, M.D. (Associate Program Director)