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Monica Sifuentes, M.D.

Monica Sifuentes, M.D.

Monica Sifuentes, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Division of General and Emergency Pediatrics
Associate Director, Residency Program
Vice Chair of Education

Contact Information:
1000 W. Carson St.
Box 437
Torrance, CA 90509

Research Focus and Activities:
Monica Sifuentes is Vice-Chair of Education and Professor of Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Her main interests include curriculum development and the high-risk adolescent. She has authored 12 book chapters related to adolescent health in the latest edition of Pediatrics: A Primary Care Approach, edited by Carol Berkowitz, and co-authored one chapter in Obstetrics & Gynecologic Emergencies: Diagnosis and Management on common gynecologic and urinary problems in the pediatric and adolescent female. Additionally, Dr. Sifuentes was a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) PREP Editorial Board from 1998 to 2004 and was involved in the production of the PREP Self-Assessment Exercises published by AAP during that time. She has given numerous presentations both locally and nationally on adolescent health issues, including material for the AAP Practical Pediatrics Course.

Dr. Sifuentes also currently serves as a board member for the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), a national organization committed to pediatric residency education and training. She is the associate director of the pediatric residency program, the co-director of the third year medical student clerkship, and the director of the adolescent, teen mom and baby clinics. She also staffs and supervises residents at a local high school-based clinic, and serves as an attending physician for the inpatient service, continuity clinic, and the Pediatric Emergency Department.

American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine

Internship and Residency in Pediatrics, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

M.D., University of California at San Francisco, CA

Selected publications:

1. Paris CA, Edgerton EA, Sifuentes M, Seidel JS, Lewis RJ, Gausche M. Risk factors associated with non-fatal adolescent firearm injuries. Inj Prev. 2002 Jun;8(2):147-50. PMID: 12120835

2. Clark MJ, Cary S, Diemert G, Ceballos R, Sifuentes M, Atteberry I, Vue F, Trieu S. Involving communities in community assessment. Public Health Nurs. 2003 Nov-Dec;20(6):456-63. PMID: 14629677

3. Sifuentes M, Doroshow R, Hoft R, Mason G, Walot I, Diament M, Okazaki S, Huff K, Cox GF, Swiedler SJ, Kakkis ED. A follow-up study of MPS I patients treated with laronidase enzyme replacement therapy for 6 years. Mol Genet Metab. 2007 Feb;90(2):171-80. Epub 2006 Sep 29. PMID: 17011223

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