Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Female
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
I have been a physician at Kaiser Permanente for over 28 years. I started as a director of the newborn intensive care unit at the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center, and then transferred here to care for critically ill newborns.
I attended medical school in Chile and then practiced medicine in Santiago for two years as an obstetrician. Wanting more of a challenge, I decided to move to New York study general pediatrics and neonatology (the care of newborns, especially those that are ill or premature). I then moved to Los Angeles and have been here since. I love my specialization as it allows me to work with very fragile and sick newborns that need intensive care.
As a neonatologist and a pediatrician, I care for sick infants in the intensive care unit. Then, with other staff members, I help the little ones have a smooth transition going from their difficult births to living at their homes. It is extremely rewarding to care for the little infants and see how they grow and develop
I like to relax reading a good book or watching old classic movies. I'm a big Lakers fan so I attend the home games when I am off from work. I also like to travel, go back home to visit my family in Chile or take short trips to tropical places so I can regain my energy and be at my best while at work.