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Welcome to the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Pediatric Residency Web Page!

As Program Director, my goal is for residents to THRIVE in our supportive learning environment to become outstanding and strong pediatricians. Maintaining your well-being throughout residency training and learning lifelong resiliency skills to support your career is of utmost importance to me. Our program is a close-knit, family environment offering one on one mentorship from pediatricians and subspecialists to support your future career planning. As a member of the Children’s Hospital Association and the tertiary medical center for over 4.5 million patients in the Southern California region, we are located in the heart of Los Angeles allowing you to care for an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse population of patients with a robust training experience including very complex diagnoses (zebras) as well as the opportunity to become very comfortable with bread and butter pediatric cases and ambulatory pediatrics. We are affiliated with UCLA and the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine. We value Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with a strong commitment to serve our local community augmented with an advocacy block to expand your education in serving at risk populations in the community. We have a pediatric community medicine fellowship program as a potential option for those wanting to extend their training and continue a career in community medicine. We have many research opportunities to support your scholarly activity requirements with access to data from one of the largest patient populations in the United States via our integrated health care system and a personalized version of EPIC/EHR. Whether you are already set in your career planning or are most likely still open to all opportunities, we will provide you with all of the building blocks needed to personalize your long term career path in pediatrics; 35% of our residents enter fellowships (not including hospitalist); 50% of our graduates (over the past 10 years) continue their careers within Kaiser Permanente (either as subspecialists post fellowship or post-graduation). I completed my residency training here in 2000 and immediately stayed on as a full-time staff SCPMG pediatrician and am grateful for the vast opportunities available within Kaiser Permanente. I could not imagine a better place to train or spend the last 20 years of my career!  

We welcome you to explore all that Kaiser Permanente has to offer on this site and hope to have the opportunity to address any questions you may have this recruitment season.  

Wishing you all the best in your future endeavors,  

Doris T. Waldron, MD, FAAP
Program Director, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Pediatric Residency
Clerkship Director, David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA
GME Kaiser Permanente SoCal Regional Wellness Champion

Ameeta Ganju, MD
Associate Program Director
Community Medicine Fellowship Director

Jelena Douillard, MD 
Associate Program Director 
Pediatric Hospitalist 

Joshua May, MD
Associate Program Director
Regional Endocrinology Lead

Doris T. Waldron, MD
Program Director, Kaiser Permanente LAMC Pediatric Residency
Clerkship Director, David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA
GME Physician Wellness Champion

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