Thank you for your interest in the Pediatric Residency Program at MCG. Our program has been designed to train outstanding pediatricians in a supportive and innovative environment. The resident educational curriculum is structured to provide experience in all areas of pediatrics, while supporting individual interests.  

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Lauren Newhall, DO

  • Program Director
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Renuka Mehta, MD

  • Associate Program Director
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Rebecca Yang, MD

  • Associate Program Director
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April Hartman, MD

  • Associate Program Director
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Matthew Cornish, MD

  • Associate Program Director
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Melissa Lefebvre, DO

  • Associate Program Director
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Jacob Eichenberger, MD

  • Associate Program Director
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Erica DeMaagd, MD

  • Resident Liaison
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Erica Schlachter

  • Residency Program Coordinator

Myra Hamilton Carree

  • Residency Program Specialist

Our residency leadership team works closely together to ensure that our program meets the academic mission to train the next generation of pediatricians by 


  • developing curriculum to meet educational needs
  • focusing on wellbeing and prevention of physician burnout
  • fostering an environment of diversity and inclusiveness
  • ensuring that residents can optimally provide high-quality, patient-centered health care to our community 

PGY-3 Chief Residents 2023-24

Our PGY-3 Chief Residents are elected each year after a process of nominations from residents and faculty based on demonstration of leadership qualities and completion of successful interview process. The PGY-3 chiefs are actively engaged in teaching, recruitment, and administrative roles throughout the year. They serve as role models in the areas of resident scholarship, clinical skills and responsibility, medical and personal ethics and interpersonal communication and personal responsibility.

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Ben Patrick Gorion, DO

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Rhythym Howie, MD

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Dani Watson, DO

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Haylee Sprangers, MD

Program Contact

Phone: 706-721-9442