Associate Director's Welcome

Auxford Burks, M.D.As Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Residency Training Program, I would like to welcome you to The Lewis M. Fraad Department of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. I completed my residency training here in 2012 and was honored to join the faculty. As a resident at Jacobi I trained in a supportive and nurturing environment that allowed me to develop a comprehensive knowledge-base through exposure to a wide breadth of pathology. Through this experience, I acquired the necessary skills to thrive in this ever-expanding field.

My mission is to promote this culture and provide the same support and guidance for you. Our department fosters strong team-building dynamics in a setting of state-of-the-art patient care with a robust academic focus. Throughout your time here, you will be surrounded by exceptional Pediatricians, from the chairman of the department to the junior faculty, who will always place your educational experience and well-being at the forefront of their agendas. I am confident that after spending some time with us and browsing through the site, you will come to appreciate how truly special and unique our program is.

Meital Barzideh, M.D. FAAP
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Training Program
The Lewis M. Fraad Department of Pediatrics
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center