Pediatric Residents Class of 2022 | Hackensack University Medical Center

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Caroline Basta, DO

Caroline Basta, DO
Next Step:
Allergy Immunology Fellowship
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
College: New York University
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pediatric Interests: Primary Care, Infectious Disease
Hobbies: Traveling, hiking, biking
Bio: I grew up in a small town in northern New Jersey– the stereotypical suburb with little diversity. I expanded my horizons in college while attending New York University. Spending my four undergraduate years in Manhattan, I learned so much by interacting with peers from different cultural, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This is one of the reasons I was drawn to Hackensack for residency – the diversity of the area makes me confident that I will learn a great deal from my patients. Pediatrics was a clear decision for me during my medical school rotations because of how uniquely rewarding it is to treat children. I’m excited to be part of the HUMC community and I hope to leave a positive impact on my little patients!

Karen Deslouches, M.D.

Karen Deslouches, M.D.
Next Step: Hospital Medicine, California
College: Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Pediatric Interests: Hospital Medicine, Neonatology, Hematology/Oncology
Hobbies: Baking, drawing, sculpting with clay, watching scary movies (the “Halloween” franchise will always be one of the greatest!) and listening to electronic music. Another hobby that gives me a sense of tranquility is my book filled with Philosophical and Mathematical quotes. It helps me to reflect.
Bio: I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, specifically Coney Island, but I often visit family in the other four boroughs. I have always loved jogging along the boardwalk or just sitting on the warm sand. I obtained my degree in Mathematics at Brooklyn College and did a couple of years of research and volunteering before pursuing my Doctor of Medicine degree. I am excited to join HUMC and start my new career in pediatrics!

Jessica Feuerstein, DO

Jessica Feuerstein, DO
Next Step:
Adolescent Medicine Fellowship
Northwestern Medical Center
College: Binghamton University
Medical School: Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine – Middletown NY
Pediatric Interests: Adolescent Medicine, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Neonatology
Hobbies: Playing with my dog, travel, photography, hikes and adventures of all sorts, culinary arts
Bio: Hi, I’m Jessica! I grew up in the tristate area and therefore I am thrilled to be working at the best children’s hospital in the region. I went to Binghamton University and studied Integrative Neuroscience and from there I then attended TouroCOM for my medical degree. Before beginning my residency in pediatrics, I completed a Transitional Year of residency at Hackensack Meridian Health – Palisades Medical Center, where I was privileged to explore my passion for primary care as it relates to caring for children at all different stages of life. From day one, the commitment to teamwork was evident and everyone within the department was always very friendly and supportive. I am so excited to see what the next three years have to offer while caring for the tiny humans and their families!

Tonia Jerrick, M.D.

Tonia Jerrick, M.D.
Next Step:
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Michigan State University Medical Center
College: Brooklyn College, City University of New York
Medical School: Ross University School of Medicine
Pediatric Interests: Emergency Medicine, Neonatology, Global Health
Hobbies: Travel, reading, cooking, dance, sports
Bio: I was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised in Guyana, South America. I’ve had the opportunity to serve as a youth advocate within the National AIDS Program Secretariat for a few years and participate in several outreach initiatives. I got my degree in Chemistry while competing in swimming and soccer during my undergraduate years. Volunteering at a children’s convalescent home fostered my love and passion for working with children and ultimately inspired me to pursue a career in pediatrics. I am excited to embark on this new journey at Hackensack University Medical Center and I look forward to working within a diverse community.

Kristen Morgado, M.D.

Kristen Morgado, M.D.
Next Step:
Primary Care, New Jersey
College: Lehigh University
Medical School: Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Pediatric Interest: Primary Care
Hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, traveling, painting, discovering new music
Bio: I was born and raised in North Jersey and completed my undergraduate studies in Bethlehem, PA, majoring in Biology and minoring in Spanish and Psychology. The first in my family to pursue a career in medicine, my sights have been set on pediatrics since I made the bold career choice back in kindergarten. This ultimately developed into a passion for community health, child advocacy and mentorship. So very excited to embark on my residency journey back home, serving a community I know and love!

Kristen Ramones, M.D.

Kristen Ramones, M.D.
Next Step:
Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Fellowship
Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital
College: Rutgers University
Medical School: St. George’s University
Pediatric Interests: General Pediatrics, Hospitalist Medicine, children with special needs
Hobbies: Cycling, hiking, kayaking, spending time with my husband and fur babies
Bio: Born in Pennsylvania and raised in New Jersey, I always knew I wanted to be close to home and to give back to the community that helped shape who I am today. I went to undergrad and obtained my masters in NJ, and I eventually ventured to Grenada for medical school. During my rotations back home, I was blessed with the opportunity to work with and learn from the amazing faculty at Hackensack University Medical Center, and I am so excited to train here for my pediatric residency. I fell in love with pediatrics because of the liveliness and resilience of children no matter the obstacle and because pediatricians are granted the opportunity to watch these children grow and develop throughout their early lives. Pediatricians are not only health care providers but also educators to family and patients, and I am so grateful to dedicate my life to this field.

Andy Reyes Santos, M.D.

Andy Reyes Santos, M.D.
Next Step:
Chief Resident, Joseph M. Sanzari Children's Hospital
College:
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick campus)
Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Pediatric Interests: General Pediatrics, Pediatric Intensive Care, Community Advocacy
Hobbies: Outdoor activities such as hiking and camping among others. I also enjoy longboarding, photography, and collecting antiques and other items from the past.
Bio: I was born in the Dominican Republic and migrated to New Jersey at a very young age. I have been a “Jersey Boy” ever since, attending both undergraduate and medical school in NJ and now having the pleasure to work at Hackensack University Medical Center as well. I have done work and research in the community since my high school days because I love to give back any small amount I can. Anything from starting community clothing drives to co-creating a non-profit organization in order to give back. I am honored to have entered the magnificent field of pediatrics and have the privilege of helping our biggest investment in the future of humanity—the world’s children.

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