The Cribsiders Podcast

About Us

We are THE pediatric medicine podcast that uses expert interviews to feed pediatric knowledge food to your adult-sized brain hole & provide weight-based dosings of fun.

Meet The Cribsiders team, a national network of students, residents and clinician educators from across the country and multiple institutions.

See our commitment to Health Equity and Anti-Racism


Sam Masur MD and Justin Berk MD MPH MBA

Founding Members

Justin Berk MD MPH MBA and Chris Chiu MD

Meet the Team

Founding Member
Justin Berk

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Passionate about primary care, addiction medicine, medical education, and Diet Mountain Dew. Twitter: @justinberk

Founding Member
Chris Chiu

A Med-Peds doctor who has made his way to the Buckeye state after completing medical school and residency at Indiana University. I am active in GME at the Ohio State University as the Lead Physician of the General Internal Medicine Clinic at Outpatient Care East and work with faculty development as the Director of Education and the Program for Digital Scholarship for GIM. I am active in the medical Twitter community and can be found at my handle: @cjchiu.

Sam Masur

He/Him Sam Masur is an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Hospitalist and Podcaster. His professional interests include evidence-based medicine, medical education, and life as a generalist. Outside the hospital, you can find him on the ski slopes, on the back of a tandem bicycle, or behind a grill.

Nick Lee

He, him, his Father, husband, dog dad, and current PGY-4 Med-Peds resident physician at the University of Texas Southwestern. Incoming Medical Hematology Fellow at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellow at Johns Hopkins-National Institute of Health. Interested in classical hematology, bone marrow failure, high-value care, and evidence-based medicine.

Sydney Engel

She/Her Sydney is a community health family nurse practitioner in Central Massachusetts. She is passionate about primary care, immigrant and refugee health, and environmental determinants of health. Outside of clinic, she is happiest when spending time outside with family and friends and is becoming a pro at layering for Boston winters.

Joan Park

I'm an Internal Medicine-Pediatric resident learning to be a better generalist for the urban population. Medical interests include HIV and addiction medicine. Interests (obsessions?) outside of medicine are widely varied - Tupac, sweet potatoes, thrifting, art museums, and Tom Hanks.

Jess Kelly

she/her/hers Jess is a pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, who is passionate about medical education and all things PEM. She loves spinning, tandem bicycling, and coffee.

Rachel Holloway

she/her Current MS4 at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, future Med-Peds doc with a passion for podcasting and Medical Education!

Clara Mao

she/her/hers Clara Mao is an Internal Medicine-Pediatrics resident at the University of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Children's Hospital with interests in medical education and hematology. Twitter: @_claramao.

Jennifer Chisolm

She/Her Jennifer is an Australian physician who has been working in research at Nationwide Children's Hospital since recently arriving in the US. She looks forward to completing a pediatric residency in the US. Jennifer is passionate about MedEd and culturally competent care. Outside of medicine, Jennifer enjoys spending time with her wife and toothless cat as well as espousing the virtues of the metric system.

Shannon Snellgrove

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Interested in MedEd, hospital medicine, critical care, and infectious diseases. Very proud of my ability to crush any conversation surrounding international gastronomy, pop culture, or BTS.

Edward Corty

he/him I'm an internal medicine-pediatrics residents at Johns Hopkins. I believe in a social justice approach to health care and am particularly interested in immigrant health. My main weaknesses are popcorn and YouTube tennis highlights.

Angela Zhang

she/her/hers Angela is a resident at University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital (lands of the Coast Salish and Duwamish, past and present) as an inaugural Health Equity Track resident. She is on the founding team of the Institute for Healing and Justice in Medicine. Find her dancing, practicing yoga handstands, trying ideas from the Great Pottery Throw-down, or taking care of her reactive dog. Follow at @zh_angela and listen to her podcast on structural/spatial inequity in medicine at

Audra Iness

MD, PhD, CCRP PGY2, Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrician Scientist Training and Development Program UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics Certificate Program Runner, Cat Mom, Popcorn Enthusiast

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