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Meet The Faculty

From the program directorSiobhan Pittock, M.B.,B.Ch.

Welcome to the pediatric residency program at Mayo Clinic! We are committed to training the pediatricians of the future.

We are thrilled that you have interest in our program and can’t wait to meet you during your virtual interview.

Our program offers residents:

  • A comprehensive curriculum
  • Exposure to patients with rare pediatric conditions
  • Extensive experience in general community pediatrics
  • Graduated autonomy throughout training
  • Opportunities to teach with a robust resident as teachers curriculum
  • Involvement in cutting-edge research
  • Commitment to the wellness of our trainees

Our mid-sized program offers a unique opportunity for the following:

  • Close relationships between residents, faculty, and program leadership
  • Mentorship and individual faculty attention
  • A close knit group of fellow residents

Our position within Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota (with over 35,000 staff) provides access to the following:

  • Extensive resources (clinical, research, and educational) of a world-renowned institution
  • Opportunities beyond the core curriculum to expand your knowledge and network in numerous areas of interest including clinical, epidemiologic, and basic science research 
  • Participation in quality improvement
  • Numerous elective opportunities

Potential career paths for graduating pediatricians are abundant and we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor a program to your unique skills, passions, and training needs. No matter your choice, whether general or subspecialty, educator or researcher, clinician or administrator, Mayo Clinic will provide you with the tools to launch your career on a successful trajectory after residency. 

Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. All faculty members have academic appointments in Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Most faculty have published and lectured extensively and are nationally renowned in their fields. You have direct access to the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine faculty members throughout your training.

All pediatric medical and surgical subspecialties are well-represented. A core group of academic pediatricians staff the general inpatient hospital service. Primary care pediatricians represent the largest portion of the department.

You also work with trainees from the departments of Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, and Emergency Medicine, as well as Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students.

Thank you for your interest in our program. Please contact us with any questions. I look forward to connecting with you virtually! If there is something missing in our virtual interview information that you need to know, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly.

Siobhan Pittock, M.B.,B.Ch.
Pediatric and Adolescent Residency Program Director

Meet the residency leadership team

Elizabeth Armstrong, M.D.

Elizabeth Armstrong, M.D.

2022-2023, chief resident

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Jordon Mitzelfelt, M.D.

Jordon Mitzelfelt, M.D.

2022-2023, chief resident

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