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Chief Residents’ Message

Pediatric Chief Residents

Dear future pediatricians,

Thank you for your interest in our UH 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! Since 1891, UH Rainbow has developed into a world-class interdisciplinary patient care and research facility in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University. Residents 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. 

UH Rainbow serves as a trusted hospital for our local community, as well as a large referral center for complex and rare diseases from a wide geographic region. Our resident clinic provides comprehensive resources to address not only the medical but also the social needs of Cleveland’s children and families. As graduates of this program, we know that our training has given us robust experience and leaves us well prepared for our future career endeavors.

One of our program’s greatest strengths is the collaborative and supportive environment from our residency program leadership, who demonstrates a strong response to feedback and values the individual resident as a holistic person. Avenues for connection include town halls, our Residency Advocacy Committee, and annual class-based and all-resident retreats. The X+Y scheduling further bolsters a deep commitment to wellness.

The central highlight of our residency experience at UH Rainbow has been the family of colleagues we developed. Within our classes, we found integral support and lifelong friends with whom we explored Cleveland and beyond, traveling together for vacations and international health trips. Together, we explored all that Cleveland has to offer – our renowned restaurants and breweries, award-winning MetroParks system, a wide variety of arts and culture at Playhouse Square, Blossom, Severance Hall and the various museums, and fan-favorite sports teams. Go Cavs, Guardians and Browns!

Thank you again for your interest in our program! We know that UH Rainbow is an excellent place to develop into a pediatrician. We hope that you will find Cleveland an awesome place to call home – we certainly do! Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions.

We look forward to meeting you!

Kammeron Brissett, Danny Himelstein, Angeline Sawaya, and Hannah Spellman
2023 – 2024 Chief Residents