Pediatric Residency Program

The Authority Health Pediatric Residency is a three-year postdoctoral training program based in metropolitan Detroit.

The Authority Health Pediatrics Residency Program is a three-year program that is uniquely positioned to provide the full range of training in pediatrics with an emphasis on urban communities that are medically underserved in the state of Michigan. Seventy percent of the Authority Health pediatric resident rotations are done at Detroit Medical Center (DMC) Children’s Hospital of Michigan located in Detroit. The core pediatric inpatient rotations are integrated with the large residency program at Children’s Hospital, providing for an excellent educational experience.

Additionally, the residents see their continuity clinic patients in Detroit-area Federally Qualified Health Centers and rotate through various other sites to gain excellent experience in ambulatory pediatrics. This program affords each resident the opportunity to further extend his/her knowledge to all areas of pediatrics, including but not limited to general pediatric care, critical pediatric care and subspecialty pediatric care, through elective rotations. Residents also participate in a two-year Population Health and Equity Certification program with monthly didactic sessions through a partnership with Michigan Public Health Training Center, University of Michigan School of Public Health.

The residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). At the end of the three-year residency program, residents will be eligible to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics. Upon completion of the program, residents will receive a residency diploma from Authority Health/Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM). (This is not offered in other disciplines.)

Continuity Clinic
Continuity Clinic sites are located at private practice clinics that are designated as Federally Qualified Health Centers in and around Detroit. Residents spend one half day per week at their continuity clinic sites and will not only have exposure to primary care medicine in an underserved population but will also learn about the nuances of running a business and how to manage a panel of patients as if they are your own. Residents complete one of two ambulatory rotations per year at their continuity clinic sites with the goal of establishing relationships with their continuity clinic patients. (This is not offered in other disciplines.)

Categorial Pediatrics – NRMP # 1920320C0

Pediatrics Residency Staff

Chaya Pitman-Hunt, DO, FAAP

Chaya Pitman-Hunt, DO, FAAP

Program Director

Chaya Pitman-Hunt, DO, FAAP, is pediatrics program director for Authority Health. In addition, Dr. Hunt is a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Hospital of Michigan where she sees patients and works closely with the resident teams. She also serves as faculty for Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine – DMC Campus. Dr. Pitman-Hunt graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Kevin Dazy, MD

Kevin Dazy, MD

Associate Program Director

Kevin Dazy, MD, associate program director for the Authority Health Pediatric Program, is a pediatric hospitalist at Children’s Hospital of Michigan, where he supervises resident teams while attending to his patients. Dr. Dazy completed his residency at Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor.

Christine Washington

Christine Washington

Program Coordinator

Christine Washington, a native Detroiter, is our pediatric residency program coordinator with four years of Graduate Medical Education. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Authority Health’s Graduate Medical Education Department and is instrumental in the success of our pediatric residents. Before joining the Authority Health family, she was the medical student coordinator for Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, responsible for 50 base students and up to 200 visiting medical students and observers. She later put her passion for helping future physicians to work as the urology residency and gastroenterology fellowship coordinator for Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Christine enjoys spending time with family and volunteering with the Athletic Boosters group at her daughter’s school.

Pediatric Resident Program

3 Year Block Schedule

Year 1Year 2Year 3
Ambulatory/1-week vacationAmbulatory/1-week vacationAmbulatory/1-week vacation
Ambulatory/1-week vacationAmbulatory/1-week vacationAmbulatory/1-week vacation
NewbornNewborn SupervisorPAIR or GI
Inpatient General PedsHeme/Onc - Clinic/ConsultsPopulation Health/Research
Inpatient General PedsPICUInpatient Ped Senior (Green, yellow or rainbow)
Inpatient General PedsCardiologyInpatient Peds Senior-Night Float
Inpatient General Peds (observation unit- Blue)Observation UnitSubspecialty Senior
Behavior & DevelopmentRenal4-week elective
Community MedicineInfectious Disease4-week elective
Heme/Onc - Inpatient 4-week electiveAdolescent
Vacation 2 week/elective 2 weekVacation 2 week/elective 2 weekVacation 2 week/elective 2 week