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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 on the board of trustees of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. Additionally, he is the Vice 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 currently resides in Verona, NJ and enjoys running, baking and international traveling.

Alan J. Meltzer, MD
Alan J. Meltzer, MD
Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Director, Division of General Pediatrics

Dr. Alan Meltzer is the Director of General Pediatrics and Associate Program Director at Goryeb Children’s Hospital. He received his undergraduate degree at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo and earned his medical degree at the State University of New York – Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. He completed his pediatric training at North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY, and a Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship at Michigan State University, where he researched the use of complementary medicine in patients with HIV infection.


Dr. Meltzer has practiced general pediatrics in New Jersey for the past 33 years. He was director of the Pediatric Ambulatory and Primary Care Training Program at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center until 1998. He subsequently established the Division of General Pediatrics and Hospitalist program at Atlantic Health System. Dr. Meltzer served as the Pediatric Program Director from 2004 through 2021. He continues to practice general pediatric primary care at Madison Pediatrics, a private practice of Atlantic Medical Group in Morristown, NJ. Dr. Meltzer is the current Treasurer of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, remains a member of the executive council, government affairs committee and the editorial board of NJ Pediatrics. A self-proclaimed life-long "resident," Dr. Meltzer has received several educator awards and has devoted his career to training future pediatricians.

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.