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Director's Message

Hello, my name is Monica Alba Sandoval, MD, I am the Pediatric Residency Program Director.  I invite you to look at our website and see who we are and what we do here at UM/Jackson Pediatrics.

Welcome to our residency program.  With 66 categorical residents, 20 Meds-Peds residents, and more than 40 sub-specialty fellows, we are one of the largest, most diverse academic pediatric training programs in Florida. Our residents learn and train in a demanding yet supportive environment, and are supervised and taught by skilled, dedicated faculty that provide an ideal balance of resident autonomy and faculty supervision.


Holtz Children’s Hospital is part of Jackson Memorial, one of the largest public safety-net hospital systems in the country. Holtz and our affiliate sites comprise unique, globally and nationally renowned, primary/tertiary/quaternary pediatric facilities that serve the multi-ethnic urban population of South Florida and regional and international referrals. The extensive cultural diversity in our patients, faculty, and staff along with our compassionate academic approach to the community needs make our program a truly special place to train.

If you seek superior pediatric training in a truly academic environment, a solid platform from which to launch your career, and the opportunity to live and work in beautiful and vibrant Miami, we may be the program for you.


We appreciate your interest in our program. 

Monica Alba Sandoval,

Pediatric Program Director

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