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Pediatric Residency Program Leadership

Walter D. Rosenfeld, MD
Chairman, Department of Pediatrics,
Goryeb Children’s Hospital
Morristown Medical Center
and Overlook Medical Center

Dr. Walter Rosenfeld, a specialist in adolescent medicine, is the chair of pediatrics at Goryeb Children’s Hospital. Dr. Rosenfeld received a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin and then earned his MD degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Babies Hospital of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston of Harvard University.

After spending a year on the faculty at Children’s Hospital, he moved to the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, NY, working for the next 11 years in the Division of Adolescent Medicine as the director of adolescent ambulatory services. His research, publications, and public speaking have encompassed multiple areas of adolescent health, with particular emphasis on adolescent sexuality, risk-taking behaviors, eating disorders and obesity, substance abuse, ethical issues in research with adolescents, teens and the Internet, importance of effective communication with teens and parents, and the connections between physiologic disorders and psychosocial issues.

Dr. Rosenfeld is a past president of the North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology and the former director of programs for the Society for Adolescent Medicine. He previously served on the editorial board of “Adolescent Health Update,” and is an editor of the “Textbook of Adolescent Health Care,” both published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Rosenfeld’s commitment to the pediatric residency is evident through his direct role in teaching, as well as his support of resident research and faculty development.

Tyree Winters, DO
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Medical Director, HealthStart Program

Tyree Winters DO, FACOP, FAAP is the Pediatric Residency Program Director and Medical Director of the Overlook Medical Center Pediatric HealthStart Clinic. While providing primary care training for pediatric residents, the HealthStart Clinic offers care to local children who otherwise would not have access.

Dr. Winters is committed to community pediatrics and child advocacy and maintains a special interest in helping youth combat obesity. To that end, he created a dance exercise program for kids and adopted the moniker “Dr. Tye: Hip Hop Dance Doc.” As Dr. Tye, he has been featured in a variety of media, both print and broadcast.

The current president of the National Osteopathic Medical Association, Dr. Winters is also the current secretary-treasurer and on the board of trustees of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. Additionally, he is the Chair for the Under-represented in Medicine Learning Community for the Association of Pediatric Program Directors. Dr. Winters has lectured widely, both regionally and nationally, on topics such as obesity, stress and sexuality in adolescents.

Dr. Winters received his BA from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and his DO from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his postgraduate training at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, OH. In addition to his duties at Atlantic Health System, he is a clinical assistant professor in the department of pediatrics at Sidney Kimmel College of Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University and a clinical associate professor in the department of pediatrics at St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada.

Dr. Winters enjoys running, baking and international traveling.

MICHAEL POLLARO, DO ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM
MICHAEL POLLARO, DO
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, PEDIATRIC RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Mike Pollaro, DO is a neonatologist for MidAtlantic Neonatology Associates (MANA) and serves as an Associate Program Director for the Goryeb Pediatric Residency program at Atlantic Health System. Prior to his medical training, Dr. Pollaro attended Monmouth University for his undergraduate degree. He then went on to obtain a Masters in Biomedical Science and Doctor of Osteopathy degree from UMDNJ’s School of Osteopathic Medicine (now known as Rowan SOM). He completed his pediatric training, as well as a chief year at Goryeb Children’s Hospital. After residency he went on to complete a fellowship in Neonatal/Perinatal medicine at New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Pollaro stays busy within MANA by serving as the group’s Epic subject matter expert for the hospital’s electronic medical record system. He enjoys and works diligently on improving workflows and day to day processes within the EMR for his group and others in the pediatric department. He also has an interest in continuing to pursue quality improvement work related to neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome (NOWS).

When he’s not working, Dr. Pollaro loves to play guitar and spend time with his wife and two kids.

NIVA SHAH, DO
Niva Shah, DO
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Niva Shah, DO, is a Pediatric Hospitalist and an Associate Program Director at Goryeb Children's Hospital. She received her undergraduate degree at The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ and earned her medical degree at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harlem, NY. She completed her pediatric training at Goryeb Children's Hospital, followed by a chief residency year prior to joining the Pediatric Hospitalist Division.

Dr. Shah serves as one of the Medical Student Clerkship Directors for the rotating core clerkship medical students as well as the rotation supervisor for the inpatient sub-internship rotation. Additionally, she is Co-Chairs the Pediatric Simulation Education Committee and is a member of the Goryeb Academic Pediatric Support (GAPS) program.  As a lifelong learner, Dr. Shah is committed to pediatric hospital medicine with a passion for resident education, mentorship, and dedication to teaching.

In her spare time, Dr. Shah enjoys reading new books, trying to cook new recipes, eating out at different restaurants, and riding her Peloton. She is also currently a student at the New York Institute of Interior Design.