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Residency Program

PGY2 Pediatrics

This PGY-2 Pediatric Residency offers a 12 month experience in pediatric pharmacy practice training at NewYork Presbyterian Hospital at the campuses of Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York (MSCHONY) and Komansky Children’s Hospital. The residency program provides diverse and extensive training in acute care and specialized pediatric settings including core neonatal/pediatric critical care, hematology-oncology, solid organ transplant, along with various other subspecialty electives. The objective of the program is to train future leading clinicians in the dynamic healthcare field of pediatric pharmacy practice. Residents will participate in activities to develop the knowledge and skills required to provide evidence-based, patient-centered medication therapy as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team. Activities are designed to refine the resident’s abilities to educate other health care professionals, patients, and the community on drug therapy-related topics. Residents will develop acumen in conducting pediatric pharmacy practice-related research and demonstrating administrative skills in pediatric pharmacy practice.

Required Rotations

The following rotations will be 4-5 weeks in duration:

  • General Pediatric Medicine – Komansky Childrens Hospital only (Cornell Campus)
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases/Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Neonatal Intensive Critical Care (NICU)
  • Pediatric Intensive Critical Care (PICU)/Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PCICU)
  • Pediatric Pharmacy Administration
  • Pediatric Solid Organ Transplant (kidney, liver, small bowel)

Elective Rotations

The following will be 4-5 week rotations (elective rotations can be a repeat of a required rotation)

  • PICU II (PICU, PCICU, Pediatric Neurosciences ICU)
  • NICU II (Infant Cardiac Intensive Care Unit focus)
  • Heart Failure/Heart Transplant/Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Academia - through St John’s University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (optional teaching certificate)
  • Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplantation

Our Team

  • Densley Perez, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
  • Justin Chen, PharmD
  • Jennifer Cheng, PharmD, BCIDP
  • Heather Corbo, PharmD
  • Ibis Lopez, PharmD, BCPS
  • Elena Mendez-Rico, PharmD
  • Sara Rostas, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Dimitrios Savva, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Drew Seidel, PharmD
  • Sarah Smith, PharmD, BCPPS
  • Leanne Svoboda, PharmD, MBA, BCPPS

Compensation and Benefits

Residents earn an annual stipend of $53,000. Paid time off is allotted for vacation/personal time, holidays, interviews, and professional meetings. Additional benefits include travel stipend for professional meetings, comprehensive health insurance, and subsidized housing (pending availability).

Staffing Coverage

PGY2 pediatrics resident work on-site every third weekend focused on clinical activities with satellite staffing component. In addition, resident will complete minimum of one evening every 3 weeks overseeing decentralized pharmacist clinical activities during rotational experiences at MSCHONY.

To Apply

For more information on the requirements for submitting an application to our program, please visit our To Apply page.

Contact Us

Densley E. Perez, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS


NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Department of Pharmacy