Residency Program Leadership Team

Andrea Asnes, MD, MSW
Program Director

Andie Asnes is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics who practices child abuse pediatrics. Her educational interests include maximizing clinical and communication skills teaching in patient care settings, learning in and from the New Haven community, and the support of resident well-being. When not working, she likes to bake, read, go to Yale hockey and New York Yankees games and spend time with her teenaged kids, Simon and Caroline, and her husband, Jeremy Asnes, who also is a faculty member in the department of pediatrics at Yale.

Paul Aronson, MD
Deputy Program Director 

Paul Aronson is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and of Emergency Medicine, in the Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. His educational interests include teaching evidence-assisted medicine and engaging residents in scholarly activities. His research focuses primarily on the febrile young infant and he is an investigator for several multicenter research networks. He enjoys any and all sports, focusing on Yale and Duke teams as well as the sports his son Eli and daughter Hayley play, particularly hockey and lacrosse. Mostly, he likes spending time with his wife and kids and exploring all that Connecticut has to offer.

Adam Berkwitt, MD
Associate Program Director 

Adam Berkwitt is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics who specializes in Pediatric Hospital Medicine and also serves as Medical Director for the Pediatric Short Stay Inpatient Unit at the York Street Campus. His educational and research interests include family-centered rounds, diagnostic error, neonatal abstinence syndrome and development of clinical pathways for the inpatient service. Outside of work, Adam spends the majority of his time strolling around East Rock attempting to train his unruly dog Bitsie Growler, a small French Bulldog with a serious Napoleon complex. He can also frequently be found viewing contemporary art shows curated by his wife Sarah at Artspace, a local non-profit art center in downtown New Haven.

Jaspreet Loyal, MD
Associate Program Director 

Jaspreet Loyal is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Hospitalist in the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine. She is also the Medical Director for Inpatient Pediatrics at Yale New Haven Hospital, York street campus. Her research interests are in medical education, faculty development and communication with families around refusals, particularly vitamin K refusal in the newborn nursery. When not working, she likes to travel and hike mountains abroad, work on her photography skills, watch international soccer and spend time with her husband and two children.

Heather A. Riggio 
Residency and Fellowship Coordinator

Heather Riggio joined Yale Pediatric Residency in 2017 with a diverse administrative background and a commitment to creative and compassionate support of both residents and fellows. She values playing a significant role in helping to shape the development of the Yale Pediatric Residency and Fellowship Programs alongside her colleagues.

People Listing

Paul Aronson, MD, MHS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine)

Andrea Asnes, MD, MSW

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics)

Adam Berkwitt, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Jaspreet Loyal, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital Medicine)