Department of Family and Social Medicine

Social Pediatric Residency Program

Social Pediatrics Residency Program urban hospital pediatrics residency Montefiore Einstein Bronx NY

Founded in 1970, the ACGME-accredited Montefiore Einstein Social Pediatric Residency Program provides training focused on the health of underserved urban children in the context of the community. This three-year residency program trains pediatricians who have a special interest in advocacy, health policy, social justice, and community and public health.

Training Sites

In addition to clinical inpatient training at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, social pediatric residents focus on the bio-psychosocial aspects of medical care, population health and community advocacy.

Residents complete outpatient training at the Comprehensive Health Care Center (CHCC), a federally qualified health center located at 161st Street in the South Bronx, serving the poorest congressional district of the United States.


Graduates from the Social Pediatric Residency Program have gone on to provide care to children throughout the country as primary care pediatricians and specialists. Many from our ranks have also entered academic medicine, public health, and global health with the common goal of advocating for the health of underserved populations.

More Information

The Social Pediatric Residency Program conducts a separate match from the Categorical Pediatric Residency Program. Applicants must file separate ERAS applications for these programs.

For further details about the program see the Montefiore Einstein Social Pediatric Residency Program website.

Program Director

Sandra Flavia Braganza, M.D. (bio) 

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

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