Current Pediatric Residents

The pediatric residency housestaff is a collection of intellectually curious and socially diverse individuals. Their broad interests and academic pursuits have enabled them to circle the globe. Beyond their superb academic backgrounds, we believe our housestaff are some of the most engaging and personable individuals you could ever hope to work with.

Learn about our residency levels and curriculum

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Nigel Abraham, MD

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Nigel Abraham, MD pediatric resident 2021-2022
Undergraduate Education
University of Texas at Dallas
Medical School
Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Texas Tech University
Why I chose CHaD
“CHaD was my first choice because of its high board pass rates, excellent fellowship outcomes, prestige, location, global health and advocacy opportunities, and wonderful residents, faculty, and coordinator. I appreciate how the faculty create a friendly and nurturing environment while also holding the residents to a high academic standard. CHaD is the only tertiary care facility for children in New Hampshire, so the residents get hands on experience with a variety of pediatric pathologies and get to care for children from all socioeconomic statuses. I have a strong interest in medically underserved populations, and I was very impressed with the dedication and passion I saw from multiple faculty members and residents regarding advocacy especially for underserved patients. I also really like the emphasis on family-centered care. Pediatricians saved my life shortly after my birth, so I am very excited to begin pediatrics training and at such an amazing program.
In my free time I enjoy traveling, outdoor activities such as hiking and skiing, ballroom dancing, playing video games, playing with my cat, and trying new foods. I’m looking forward to exploring all that the Upper Valley has to offer from the White Mountains to collegiate events at Dartmouth College.”

Anna Bauman, MD

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Anna Bauman, MD Pediatric Resident 2021-2022
Undergraduate Education
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Medical School
Medical College of Wisconsin
Why I Chose CHaD
“Hi all! I am from Wausau, WI and have stayed in Wisconsin for all of my training thus far. My significant other matched into anesthesiology at Dartmouth and as a Midwesterners, we are so excited to see what East Coast life is all about! We chose Dartmouth because it fulfills both our professional and personal goals. It closely aligns with our medical school curriculum with an emphasis on rural medicine and community involvement and has the added benefit of robust academic opportunities. I am interested in PICU/PEM/Cardiology but am keeping an open mind. I love what the area has to offer in terms of opportunities to stay active. I love to run and Nordic ski so please reach out if you have any trail tips! I am also now only a few hours away from my brother, who is a PGY2 EM resident at Maine Med in Portland. I’ve visited Boston and ran the Maine Marathon, but have never been to New Hampshire. I play violin, mostly classical, and love to rollerblade, start puzzles but never finish them, and play pickleball. I will miss my family’s two mini golden doodles but am hoping to get my own in the next year. I am so excited to join the CHaD community.”

Jessica D'Annibale, DO

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Jessica D'Annibale, DO, Pediatric Resident 2021-2022
Undergraduate Education
Boston University
Medical School
University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Why I Chose CHaD
“I am very excited to start my pediatric career at CHaD! I chose this program because I was able to see that the residents and faculty have a genuine, close-knit community. I was seeking a program that would support my academic learning goals while also allowing me to explore my interests as a pediatrician. Dartmouth’s individualized curriculum checked all these boxes for me. While I am not yet certain what I will pursue after residency, I am most interested in hospital medicine right now. I love being part of an academic institution with the opportunity to work and collaborate with other students, residents, and specialists.
A fun fact about me is that I am an Italian citizen and lived in Milan when I was younger. Part of my family still lives in a small town near Rome and I hope to be able to return post-pandemic! In my free time, you can find me taking spin classes, dancing, or enjoying time outside. While I have lived in New England for almost my entire life, I don’t know how to ski! I am looking to forward to picking up this new hobby in the Upper Valley next winter.”

John DeCaro, MD

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John DeCaro, III, MD, Pediatric Resident, 2021-2022
Undergraduate Education
Pennsylvania State University
Medical School
Drexel University College of Medicine
Why I chose CHaD
“CHaD felt like the ideal place for me to train. Most importantly, the folks I met during the interview were passionate about pediatrics, and they were happy to be at CHaD and in the Upper Valley. Further, I felt that at Dartmouth I would be especially able to balance the rigors of training with other aspects of my life. Lastly, I was confident that I would receive a strong training in primary care pediatrics, my long-term goal. In my free time, I love to spend time with family and friends, running and lifting, cooking, playing the piano, and watching college football.”

Zoe Frolking, MD, MPH

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Zoe Frolking, MD, MPH
Undergraduate Education
Mount Allison University
Graduate Education
University of North Carolina
Medical School
F.H. Netter, M.D. School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
Why I chose CHaD
“As a New Hampshire native, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to return to my home state to begin my pediatrics training at CHaD! I chose CHaD for the strong community feel among residents and faculty, the abundance of academic opportunities, and the limitless outdoor activities in the Upper Valley. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, running, and hiking with my dog Ted!”

Anina Ratjen, MD

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Anina Ratjen, MD, Pediatric Resident, 2021-2022
Undergraduate Education
McGill University, Canada
Medical School
University College Cork, Ireland
Why I chose CHaD
“Hello everyone! I am so excited to start my residency at CHaD this summer! What drew me to CHaD was the excellent clinical education and research opportunities, but what really stood out were the people, both staff and residents, that I met during my interview day. Although I was not able to be there in person, everyone was so welcoming and supportive, and I knew it was a great fit for me. I look forward to learning from everyone over the next years. I enjoy the breadth and diversity of Pediatrics and that it allows me to have an impact early on in a person’s life, preventing and altering future health outcomes. Outside of Pediatrics, I love to spend time in the outdoors, skiing, canoeing, and hiking, or preferably on horseback. I can’t wait to explore the Upper Valley and meet everyone soon!.”

Thomas Walsh, MD

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Thomas Walsh, MD, Pediatric Resident, 2021-2022
Undergraduate Education
University of Chicago
Medical School
University of Louisville School of Medicine
Why I chose CHaD
“I am so excited to start my pediatrics residency at CHaD! I’m hoping to stay within academics during my career as a pediatrician, so when looking at residencies I knew that I wanted an institution that placed education at the forefront. Surprisingly, I also found myself favoring the smaller residency programs; places where I could get a lot of one-on-one attention and curricular personalization. With all this in mind, CHaD became the obvious choice! Beyond all of that, it was clear to me that the people at CHaD would be fantastic to work with. The fact that I was able to get such a positive impression via a virtual interview really spoke volumes. In my free time, I’m hoping to take full advantage of the awesome outdoor opportunities in New Hampshire. I’m especially looking forward to fly fishing, ice fishing, skiing, biking, and hiking. When I’m stuck inside I love cheering on my Cleveland sports teams (and the Green Bay Packers, my dad is from Wisconsin and has molded me into a diehard cheesehead), watching movies, or reading a good book!.”

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Lucy Carter, DO

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Lucy Carter, DO
Undergraduate Education
University of California San Diego
Medical School
Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathis Medicine
Why I chose CHaD
“I am so excited to be here at CHaD. I knew this was where I wanted to be after seeing how supportive the staff is to helping each resident develop their own personal learning experience, and reach their goals as a pediatrician. I also loved that the program fostered a small tight-knit group of residents that felt more like a family.”

Claire Gallibois, MD

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Claire Gallibois, MD
Medical School and Undergraduate Education
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine
Why I chose CHaD
“I am very excited to start at CHaD pediatrics! I was drawn to the mix of academic excellence in a beautiful setting and a small program for a more personalized experience. I loved everything about CHaD that I experienced during my interview from the friendly faces to the comprehensive program! I have always had a passion for helping vulnerable populations and I especially love helping children and working with children. They always bring me a lot of joy and I can't wait to start on this road to becoming a pediatrician.”

Sarah Grycza, MD

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Sarah Grycza, MD
Undergraduate Education
The Ohio State University
Medical School
The University of Toledo College of Medicine
Why I chose CHaD
“I am very excited to be joining CHaD! I was interested in this program for many reasons. Most importantly, I had great interactions with the residents and staff both at the resident dinner and interview day. I felt like they were exceptional people I would enjoy working with as well as be challenged by. This environment would set me up to become a great pediatrician. Secondly, I have family in New Hampshire who I was looking forward to moving back closer to. Thirdly, the area is lovely, and has many of the hobbies my husband and I enjoy doing (hiking, skiing, kayaking, etc.)”

Elizaveta (Liza) Ignatova, MD

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Elizaveta (Liza) Ignatova, MD
Undergraduate Education
University of California San Diego
Medical School
Albany Medical College
Why I chose CHaD
“I chose CHaD pediatrics because the small size of the program allows a close-knit resident group and individualized support of faculty. I felt a real diversity in the people at the program, brought together by the academic institution, and was impressed by how invested the faculty was in their residents. I am excited to make a difference early in my patients’ lives that will set them up for success later on. Taking care of kids provides a fulfillment that I didn’t find in other specialties.”

Julia Litzky, MD, PhD

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Julia Litzky, MD, PhD
Undergraduate Education
Hamilton College
Graduate Education
Guarini School of Graduate Studies at Dartmouth
Medical School
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
Why I chose CHaD
“I moved here to join the MD/PhD program at Geisel and I’ve loved the community here at Dartmouth and in the Upper Valley. I’m so excited to be staying here for my residency and to get to work with and learn from everyone I trained with at CHaD during med school. My research background is in prenatal exposures and how they affect birthweight and neurodevelopment through placental epigenetics, and I currently want to go into neonatology and continue similar research.”

Ann Maruncic, MD

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Ann Maruncic, MD
Undergraduate Education
McMaster University
Medical School
University of Limerick
Why I chose CHaD
“I knew CHaD was the right fit for me because it is a small, tight-knit program that gives you the unique opportunity to work alongside and learn from Pediatricians on a personal level. All of the residents and staff were very kind and genuinely happy to work there which resonated with my desire to choose this program. I'm interested in a career in Pediatrics because I love working with kids and learning from them every single day. Furthermore, I'm a strong advocate for child health and wellness, which I truly felt was made a priority at CHaD and the local community.”

Juhi Rattan, MD, MS

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Juhi Rattan, MD, MS
Undergraduate Education
University of Michigan
Graduate Education
University of Toledo
Medical School
The University of Toledo College of Medicine
Why I chose CHaD
“I chose CHaD pediatrics because of its strong sense of a personable environment alongside a strong emphasis on academic achievement. The institution and the resources it brings along with the faculty’s genuine interest in resident education creates a hospitable and supportive atmosphere for professional development. The presence of global health initiatives as well as mentors also provides unique opportunities. These opportunities and the supportive community at CHaD ultimately provide the whole package! I love pediatrics not only because I get the opportunity to work with children but also because I get to witness the resilience and strength of them. I am very excited to get to know the Upper Valley in my time at CHaD as well as explore the state of New Hampshire!”

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Katherine Cornell, DO

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Pediatric resident Katherine Cornell
Medical School
DO: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, 2019
Undergraduate Education
BS: Roberts Wesleyan College, 2015
Why I chose CHaD
“I loved how tight knit the program felt and how happy everybody seemed, plus the Upper Valley is a wonderful place to live!”

Kirby Gilpin, MD

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Pediatric resident, Kirby Gilpin
Medical School
MD: St. George’s University of London, 2019
Undergraduate Education
BS: University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013
Why I chose CHaD
“Throughout my interview day, it was obvious that the program leadership, faculty and staff were dedicated to the personal and professional development of each resident. The size of the program and amount of electives allows for true personalization of the curriculum, to tailor training to meet individual career goals. On top of it all, everyone at CHaD is wonderful, and with all of the activities the Upper Valley has to offer, it feels like you’re on vacation all year round!”

Mica Goulbourne, MD

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Pediatric resident Mica Goulbourne
Medical School
MD: Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, 2019
Undergraduate Education
BS: Georgia Southern University, 2014
Why I chose CHaD
“I chose CHaD because there is a strong sense of community and collaborative effort that was evident even during my visit. With a particular interest in rural healthcare, I felt that this program would equip me with the skill set necessary to provide care for this unique population.”

Brooke McLaughlin, MD, MPH

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Pediatric resident Brooke McLaughlin
Medical School
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, 2014
Undergraduate Education
BA: Dartmouth College, 2001
Why I chose CHaD
“I feel that the CHaD program is a unique gem among programs combining the personalized feel of a small and therefore close-knit group of learners with the opportunities of a larger academic system. There is a sense here that good medicine is more than the sum of its parts. Additionally, the outdoor opportunities including skiing, biking, running and hiking are hard to beat.”

Katherine O'Keefe, MD

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Pediatric resident Katherine O'Keefe
Medical School
MD: University of Limerick Graduate Entry Medical School, 2019
Undergraduate Education
BA: Boston College, 2015
Why I chose CHaD
“I was attracted to personalization that a program of this size provides while having the benefits of being part of an academic institution. On top of that I love the outdoors so for me CHaD was the perfect fit!”

Andrea Tou, MD

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Andrea Tou, Pediatric Resident
Medical School and Undergraduate Education
MD and BAO: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine, 2019
Why I chose CHaD
“I love how CHaD provides a great balance between rigorous academic expectations, and extremely personable and individualized mentorship. There are so many resources through Dartmouth, and I quickly resonated with the program’s passion for advocacy and research. Our smaller size is one of my favorite things, which allows for early autonomy and exposure to subspecialties without the high volume of fellows. This also creates a sense of family between co-interns and staff, and everyone is genuinely kind and supportive!”

Dub Walston, MD

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Dub Walston, MD
Medical School
Texas A&M Health Science Center
Undergraduate Education
Texas A&M
Why I chose CHaD
“Everyone is just so nice! I had to do a remote interview and got to know the program long distance, but really did get a feel that everyone is looking out for you both as a resident and a person. Then, when I got here, it turns out I was right! The small resident class sizes really give you the opportunity to get to know your fellow residents and the faculty and be provided with more independence and autonomy, but without ever feeling like you don’t have a support net. Also, because of the smaller class size, you get more of an opportunity for more involvement in patient care like doing procedures or becoming more familiar with behind the scenes stuff if you’re interested in doing more. As far as doing things outside work, there are SO many opportunities to do things outdoors and in the area throughout the entire year. National parks to hike, mountains to ski, rivers to swim and kayak, and really beautiful parks to just enjoy.”