Debora Simcha Semel, MD
I speak: English, French
My gender: Female
Where I practice
Thank you for visiting my Web page and getting to know more about me! I feel privileged to help members stay healthy and live long and productive lives! My goals are to help kids grow up healthy with good lifestyle habits to become thriving and successful adults.
I wanted to become a doctor and work with children ever since I was a little girl and saw hungry and malnourished Ethiopian children on TV. When I was 9 years old, my family moved from a small town in the French Alps to Los Angeles. I completed my residency training in New York, which was where I met my husband. After 5 years of winters, the sunshine of Los Angeles was calling me back.
About my practice
I am so proud to be a part of the Kaiser Permanente pediatric team. We always work together to best help members. Please feel free to e-mail, or call and leave a message, or just come in for an appointment, and I will do my best to respond in a timely manner. If I am not here, one of my incredible colleagues will be able to help you.
How I thrive
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my husband and children. I enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, jogging, and bike riding, but I really love walks by the beach. I like to relax by drawing and painting. I played on a National Women’s Rugby League and still love to toss the ball around with my kids.