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UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland accomplished clinical staff is renowned for its excellent patient care and is dedicated to responding to the needs of children everywhere. Our pediatricians and research scientists are experts. They are a group of highly trained pediatric sub-specialists. Some are internationally famous. They could work anywhere, and they choose to work here. They find value in serving a population that is truly diverse, and they believe that all children deserve great health care.

Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) has 7 research centers and an operating budget of $50 million dollars and is a top ten highest ranked children’s hospital in National Institute of Health Research Awards

A media relations representative will help news media organizations that wish to contact or interview our experts, or any other nurse, caregiver, patient or other staff member at Children's Hospital Oakland. Please review our media relations policies.

Physician Experts

Adolescent Medicine
Celeste Allen, MD
Ear, Nose & Throat
Garani Nadaraja, MD


AIDS, HIV-infection
Ann Petru, MD
Emergency Medicine
Augusta Saulys, MD

Anesthesiology
Jonathan Clarke, MD
Amit Gupta, MD
Richard Rowe, MD
Gastroenterology
Elizabeth Gleghorn, MD
Paul Harmatz, MD
Asthma
Lydia Tinajero-Deck, MD
Dayna Long, MD
Hospitalists
(Management of Hospitalized Patients)
Bella Soshi, MD
Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT)
Mark Walters, MD
Lung Disease &  Pulmonology
Gwynne Church, MD
 

Cancer/Leukemia 
Hematology/Oncology
James Feusner, MD 
Caroline Hastings, MD 
Elliott Vichinsky, MD 
Mark Walters, MD

Neonatology
Art D'Harlingue, MD
Priscilla Joe, MD

Neurology
Daniel Birnbaum, MD

Cardiology/ Heart Defects
Hitendra Patel, MD
Kishor Avasarala, MD 
Kathleen Newkumet, MD   
Howard Rosenfeld, MD

Neurosurgery
Peter Sun, MD
Kurtis Auguste, MD

Plastic Surgery
Bryant Toth, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery
Mohan Reddy, MD

Child Abuse
James E. Crawford-Jakubiak, MD

Psychiatry (Pediatric)
Petra Steinbuchel, MD

Radiology-Diagnostic Imaging
Ronald Cohen, MD

Childhood Obesity
Lydia Tinajero-Deck, MD
June Tester, MD

Rehabilitation Medicine
Christina Aguilar, MD
Robert Haining, MD

Critical Care Medicine
Christopher Newton, MD
Natalie Cvijanovich, MD
Sharon Williams, MD

Spina Bifida
Peter Sun, MD

 
 

Diabetes & Endocrinology
Tariq Ahmad, MD
Jennifer Olson, MD

Stem Cell Research
Mark Walters, MD

Trauma
Christopher Newton, MD
James Betts, MD

Surgery
James Betts, MD

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland accomplished clinical staff is renowned for its excellent patient care and is dedicated to responding to the needs of children everywhere. Our pediatricians and research scientists are experts. They are a group of highly trained pediatric sub-specialists. Some are internationally famous. They could work anywhere, and they choose to work here. They find value in serving a population that is truly diverse, and they believe that all children deserve great health care.

A media relations representative will help news media organizations that wish to contact or interview our experts, or any other nurse, caregiver, patient or other staff member at Children's Hospital Oakland. Please review our media relations policies.

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