Chief Residents’ Message

Angelica Mazzarini, Claire Gahm, Courtney Batt, and Mike Mount

Thank you for your interest in our Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital pediatric residency program! As this year’s chief residents, we are excited to share the unique aspects of our program with you!

Rainbow has a storied history of excellence in pediatric care. From humble origins as the Rainbow Cottage for Crippled Children in 1891, Rainbow has developed into a world-class interdisciplinary patient care and research facility in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University. Residents have opportunities to tap into this history and engage in a wide spectrum of opportunities including research, education, advocacy, and global health. Our program has an incredible core of faculty as well as administrative support staff who provide residents with superior medical training. As residents, we tailor our experiences based on career interests and goals, which gives a robust experience and leaves us well prepared for our future career endeavors.

One of the best parts of Rainbow is the family of colleagues and life-long friendships we develop over our 3+ years. Even beyond our residency classes, we connect with hospital staff and faculty – uniquely situated to collaborate with the University Hospital system and specialties as a whole – in numerous joint events and community-wide efforts. But it is within our classes that we find integral support and friends with whom we can explore Cleveland and beyond, even electing to travel together for vacations and international health trips. On any given day, you’ll find a small group of residents taking advantage of all Cleveland has to offer – from food and drinks at our renowned restaurants and breweries, to getting outside and active in our MetroParks system, to our entertainment and arts district at Playhouse Square, Blossom, Severance Hall or the Museums, and of course, cheering on our champion sports teams. Go Cavs and Indians!

Thank you again for your interest in our program! We hope you find Rainbow is an excellent place to develop into a pediatrician. We also hope you find Cleveland is an awesome place to call home (Claire was a self-professed skeptic from Colorado and has fallen in love with Cleveland)! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

We look forward to meeting you!

Angelica Mazzarini, Claire Gahm, Courtney Batt, and Mike Mount
2017-18 Chief Residents

Q and A with the Chiefs

Where are you from?

Courtney: I am a Clevelander to the core. I was born at Rainbow and raised on the East Side. Except for a short stint in upstate New York for Undergrad and a year working in Boston, I have always been here, and I LOVE it!!
Claire: I am from Denver, CO and Colorado will always be my true “home”, but I’ve lived all over including Richmond, VA for undergrad, Beersheba, Israel for medical school, and now Cleveland for residency!
Angelica: I am originally from Bethel Park, which is located in the South Hills of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Yes, I still cheer for the Steelers!
Mike: I’m originally from Dayton, Ohio. From there I went to Notre Dame for undergrad, and then to Case Western Reserve for medical school. I’ve been in Cleveland ever since…I just can’t seem to get out of the Midwest!

What is your favorite aspect of the residency program?
What is your favorite restaurant in Cleveland?

Courtney: Pass…This question is too hard. Honestly, there are too many good places that I couldn’t pick just one. But to name a few: Pizzazz (my favorite pizza place and I can walk there from my house…dangerous), Michaelangelos (yummy Italian right near the hospital), Fire (just consistently good food), Luna (a great bakery also close to the hospital), and Goldhorn (my favorite brewery).
Claire: My favorite restaurant is any place with a great patio in the summer time – The Wine Bar in Rocky River or Coastal Taco on a weeknight. I also love a good brunch – The Flying Fig in Ohio City currently takes the prize for that one. Bottlehouse Brewery is the best hangout any night of the week.
Angelica: My two favorite restaurants in Cleveland are Barrio and Flip Side. Barrio is an amazing Mexican restaurant with customizable tacos, excellent guacamole and refreshing margaritas. It makes for a perfect place to spend evenings in the summer and overall has a cool easy-going vibe. I also love Flip Side, who makes mouth-watering burgers to perfection. If you go there, you will definitely want to get a side of their truffle and parmesan cheese fries – it makes for a delicious combo.
Mike: You can’t really go wrong down on East 4th, but my personal favorite of the places down there is Greenhouse Tavern. Trentina is close to the hospital, and another great spot for some delicious eats. When I’m feeling more like a burger or pizza, I’ll hit up B-Spot or Deweys!

What do you like to do in the area on the weekends?

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