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Pediatric Residency, Royal Oak

Resident Leaders

Within the Department of Pediatrics, we encourage our residents to engage in leadership roles during their three years of pediatric training. We are proud that many of our residents pursue these opportunities and become meaningful contributors while continuing to develop their leadership skills. Leadership opportunities include the following:

2023-2024 Pediatric Chief Residents

Eman Bamashmous, MBBS
Rina Edelson, DO
Nicholas Rutowicz, MD

The Chief Residents are proactive leaders with strengths in communication, collaboration, conflict resolution, and advocacy. They serve as liaisons between the program, faculty, residents, and are key members in program leadership. 

Royal Oak/Troy/Grosse Pointe House Officer Council 

Program Representative: Zeel Bhatt, MBBS
Program Alternates: Rebecca Macfarlane, MD

The Graduate Medical Education Committee Representatives advocate and support the interests of residents and fellows training at Royal Oak, Troy, Grosse Pointe, and within the greater Beaumont Health System by assisting the House Office Council leadership committee, attending monthly meetings with the GME Committee, and attending quarterly meetings with the systemwide GME and House Officer Council Committees.

Medical Student Ambassadors

Toni Nicastro, DO
Maya Soufan, MBBS

This resident is a leader in Medical Education and is a liaison between the Pediatric Residency Program and the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Pediatric Interest Group (PIG), as well as outside medical students rotating on pediatric services. 

Pediatric Peer Review & Best Practice Committee 

All PGY-2 Pediatric Residents participate 

During your residency training, we arrange an opportunity for all residents to participate in the Pediatric Peer Review and Best Practice Committee, which is a monthly departmental and quality improvement meeting. These are peer review committees that are part of the over-arching quality improvement of the Pediatric Department. 

American Academy of Pediatrics National Program Delegate

Eman Bamashmous, MBBS

The Program Delegate is a liaison between the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Pediatric Trainees (SOPT) and their home program to engage communication and promote advocacy. The program delegate has interest in child health advocacy and educational initiatives. For further information, please visit the American Academy of Pediatrics.  


American Academy of Pediatrics National Program Alternate

Moyo Laditan, MBBS

See above description of the Program Delegate. In addition, the Program Alternate supports the Program Delegate.

Community Advocacy Ambassadors

Apoorva Bhan, DO
Glory Ayanda, MD
Bella Comsa, DO

These residents are leaders in community outreach. They are responsible for setting up community service events for our residents and coordinating events with other southeastern Michigan Pediatric residency programs.

Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) Representatives 

Pediatric Chief Residents, Internal Medicine-Pediatric Chief Residents 

This resident serves as a representative to the Program Evaluation Committee (PEC). This position is appointed by the Residency Program Director. This Committee is responsible for program planning, evaluation, and change implementation as part of the program’s continuous improvement process. 

Pediatric Wellness Committee Representatives

Resident representatives include residents from the pediatric residency program and the internal medicine-pediatric residency program.

The Pediatric Wellness Committee Resident Representative promotes the wellbeing component of the Pediatric Residency Program through various activities, such as Resident Wellness Week and wellness activities throughout the academic year. The Wellness Committee focuses on the psychological, emotional, and physical wellbeing of the resident physician and is committed to creating a positive culture in the clinical learning environment.

In addition to the above positions, there are other hospital and program leadership opportunities available based on interest. 

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