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Division of Pediatrics Resident Profiles

Elizabeth Friedman (GD’23)

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2021. While in dental school, Elizabeth was involved in First Five, a pediatric community oral health program. Elizabeth also assisted with pediatric clinical research and participated in Special Olympics before beginning residency.

Induja Maheswaran (GD’23)

Induja graduated from the University of Maryland with degrees in Bioengineering and Statistics. She then completed dental school with Honors, as well as a dual-degree Masters of Public Health, at the University of Pennsylvania. During this time, she was also selected for a fellowship in neurodevelopmental disabilities at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Shivali Patel (GD’23)

Shivali graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2021. During her third and fourth year of dental school, Shivali was part of the First Five Honors Program, which aims to provide early preventative care to the pediatric population in West Philadelphia. She also volunteered at a dental clinic for low income patients, in her hometown Harare, Zimbabwe.

Alexandra Penta (GD’23)

Allie graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2021. Throughout her tenure at TUSDM, Allie was heavily involved in mission-driven organizations, namely serving on the executive boards for the Tufts chapters of the American Student Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Give Kids a Smile, and participated in a dental mission trip to Jamaica. Outside of dental school, she was also very involved with Minds Matter Boston, serving as a mentor to her high school mentee and on the Associate Board.

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