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Dr. Pamela Okada completed her pediatric residency at Harbor-UCLA and is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Okada, along with many other Harbor-UCLA grads, has dedicated her life to caring for children.
An expert on pediatric emergency medicine, Okada was featured in several episodes of "Children's Med Dallas," a television series that recently concluded its second season. The show airs on a local ABC affiliate and takes viewers behind the scenes at Children's Medical Center, the seventh largest pediatric healthcare provider in the United States.
She is featured in episodes 1, 3, and 4 of season 2.
Habor-UCLA Pediatrics is known for taking biomedical research discoveries in the laboratories and applying them to patients’ bedsides. Former faculty member Emil Kakkis, M.D., Ph.D., clearly proved this point with the development of an enzyme replacement therapy known as Aldurazyme® to treat Mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I), also known as Hurler-Scheie Syndrome. MPS I is a rare genetic disease caused by the body’s inability to produce a critical enzyme.
Carol Berkowitz, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.E.P., lead investigator at LA BioMed and Executive Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, has been at the helm of LA BioMed’s “Failure to Thrive” program and clinic for more than 30 years. “Failure to Thrive” (FTT) is a term commonly used to refer to children who are unable to gain weight and grow (within normal range) as expected, and who have a weight that is below the normal growth chart (the 5th percentile) for their age.
Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics announces a new annual awards program for pediatric residents who perform scholarly projects. First through third year residents are eligible to receive awards in the following five categories:
- Education, overseen by Drs. Sylvia Yeh and Monica Sifuentes
- Research, overseen by Drs. Virender Rehan and Ruey Chang
- Advocacy, overseen by Dr. Julie Noble
- Humanism, overseen by Dr. Carol Berkowtiz
- QI/Health Services, overseen by Dr. Bonnie Rachman
Each award recipient will receive a $500 stipend and may be invited to participate in a Grand Rounds presentation to showcase their work.
The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to welcome Dr. Jasmine Lew, a new third year resident.
After matriculating from medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Lew completed her first two years of pediatric residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
Jasmine recently completed a year of training at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and has joined Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics to complete her final year of pediatric residency.
A few weeks ago, Drs. Adam Jonas and Julie Noble hosted the annual intern welcome dinner at their home. The academic year is now underway and Harbor-UCLA Pediatrics is proud to welcome this great group of folks. Here's an introduction to the Class of 2015.
The annual Pediatric Resident Graduation and Awards Dinner took place on Saturday, June 16 at the Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach.
Check out these fetching photos of our annual celebration of Harbor-UCLA's newly crowned Pediatrics Resident Graduates along with faculty and current residents.
The annual Pediatric Resident Graduation and Awards Dinner took place on Saturday, June 16 at the Portofino Hotel & Yacht Club in Redondo Beach. The Graduating Fellows Presentation will be held on June 28 during Grand Rounds. Congratulations to all our graduates!
Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill, M.D. is the 2012 recipient of the Steve Miller Award for Excellence in Education & Mentorship from the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine (AAP-SOEM). Dr. Gausche-Hill is the Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship and a Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA. She was the first U.S. physician to complete a sub-specialty training program in pediatric emergency medicine and is nationally known for her work as an emergency medical services researcher and educator, and for her leadership in the field of pediatric emergency medicine.
Psychiatry Conference - "Making Psychiatric Emergency Services Better For Children And Families" - Jennifer Havens, MD
6th Floor Conference Room
Endocrine Clinical Conference - "TBA"
5th Floor Conference Room
Genetics Clinical Conference
CHRC Conference Room
Pediatric Grand Rounds - "CPC Presentation" - Laura Maitoza, MD