Pediatrics

"My dad was a pediatrician, and he was my hero. My very first year as an intern here, he got sick and passed away. After I finished my training, I went back to Peru, where my parents are from, and talked to one of the doctors in the hospital there," [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

I was one of the first 30 patients to have received a liver transplant performed at UCLA by Dr. Busuttil. Now him and his liver transplant team has performed well over 6,000 transplants since 1984.

By Vicky • August 7, 2017

"I love kids, so I only ever wanted to be a pediatric nurse," says Sharon Doggett, who for the past decade has been caring for children at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Sharon's constantly inspired by her patients. "They're so positive; their ability to stay positive through everything is amazing. [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

"I thought, while I'm here, if I'm not busy, I'll go sell Girl Scout cookies," says 10- year-old Elyse Pineda. Evelyn Pineda, mother of Elyse, adds, "She's a regular gastrointestinal patient, so we're in here a lot. She has an intestinal pseudo- obstruction, and we're here this time because she [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

"Brooklyn said, 'Yay!' when I told her we were going to see the doctor because her throat was sore," says Portland Watson, mother to 2-year-old Brooklyn, who brought her daughters to UCLA Health Santa Monica Pediatrics. "I love the doctors here. They're really great with my overreacting about my kids, [...]

By uclahealth • August 7, 2017

How can parents support a child who may be transgender or gender-nonconforming? Research shows that LGTBQ youth have higher rates of depression, substance abuse and suicide attempts; so if you suspect your child may be thinking about these issues, you probably want to help – or at least not make [...]

By Leigh Hopper • July 31, 2017

Pediatric atopic dermatitis (AD), also referred to as allergic eczema, is a chronic skin disease marked by dry, sensitive skin that easily becomes red, scaly and severely itchy Atopic dermatitis affects 20 to 30 percent of children and adolescents in the U.S., with most children exhibiting symptoms by [...]

By uclahealth • July 31, 2017

The boat is the first thing kids notice when they [...]

By uclahealth • July 11, 2017

Sleep is almost as important as medical care when it comes to recovering from an illness or medical procedure. Unfortunately, patients often find it challenging to get a [...]

By uclahealth • July 10, 2017

I woke up one morning and I didn't feel good," says seven-year old Kobe Morrow, whose family brought him to UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital after seeing three other doctors at different facilities

By uclahealth • May 17, 2017