Current Residents

Current Residents

Year 3



Scott I. Otallah

  • B.A.  University of Virginia
  • M.D.  University of Virginia
  • Pediatrics Residency, Year 1, Washington University, St. Louis
  • Pediatrics Residency, Year 2, University of Virginia

I have been in Virginia a long time now.  I grew up in a small town, Culpeper, VA, and always thought I would move on to bigger and more distant cities.  However, I came to Charlottesville and I stuck (mostly).  I've been very happy through my years in this small city.  It is where I met my wife, it is not too far from my family, and most importantly, it offers me endless opportunities for learning in order to take better care of children in the future.

I left for a year to explore my horizons, and went to a very large program.  I liked many things about that place, and would have stayed for my training if my personal life had not intervened.  When I was very graciously welcomed back into the UVA family, I quickly realized that this place was better suited for my learning style than where I had begun.  Being a part of a smaller, more collegial group of faculty and residents, lends itselt to individual motivation and self-learning.  Not everything is handed to you on a silver spoon, but you are supported, no matter what your interests.  And importantly, you are able to pursue your own interests beyond the basics.

In addition, it is important to note that the size of our faculty is rather misleading as there is more expertise available than one might initially notice. Not only are there two epileptologists who also see children, but there is also a while group of neuro-developmental pediatricians located at Kluge Children's Rehab Center who have expertise in running clinics in TBC, CP, Muscular Dystrophy, etc. which we regularly attend in our 4th and 5th years.

Having known and worked with recent graduates of our program, I hope to live up to the expectations they have set for us.  If you have any thoughts about the program here at UVA or child neurology residency in general I'm always happy to talk.  Feel free to e-mail me (

Scott Otallah



Year 2

KumarManish Kumar

  • M.B.BS.  Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medicine & Research, India
  • M.D. Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medicine & Research, India
  • Pediatrics Residency, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medicine & Research, India
  • Senior Resident, Jawaharlal Institute of Post-Graduate Medicine & Research, India
  • Assistant Professor SRI Lakshmi Narayana Institute of Medical Science, India

 I'm looking forward to my time at UVA!

Year 1

AxeenErika Axeen