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Giving To The Yale Pediatric Residency Program

The Yale Pediatrics Residency Program is grateful to be supported by numerous donors whose contributions enhance our ability to provide world-class learning and experiences, opportunities for concentration in areas such as research, global health, advocacy, quality improvement, leadership and medical education, and excellence in patient care, research, and education.

The Susan Beris, MD, Fund for the Pediatric Residency Program

“Yale has taken me full circle,” says pediatrician Susan Beris, MD. “My professional life began here when I did my residency training.” After that came a thriving private practice in western Connecticut. But then, she says, “two years ago I returned, this time as a patient with a brain tumor.” Beris says she is grateful both to “a fantastic team of physicians” and to Yale for the intricate surgery she received and the strong recovery she has made.

Beris believes in giving back. To that end, she has pledged a generous portion of her estate to Yale School of Medicine, to be shared by the departments of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics. The funds will be directed to the Susan Beris, MD, Fund for the Yale Brain Tumor Surgery Program and the Susan Beris, MD, Fund for the Pediatric Residency Program.

The Department of Pediatrics plans to use its gift to support residency training, the program in which Dr. Beris trained. “It will enable us to provide enhanced educational experiences designed to enhance critical thinking skills for our residents,” says Clifford W. Bogue, MD, chair and Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Pediatrics. “The fund may also support our resident education tracks where residents receive focused educational experiences in areas such as advocacy, quality improvement, medical education, child health research, and global health.” Bogue adds, “Susie Beris is an incredibly positive force for good, and Yale Pediatrics is very proud to call her one of our own.”