Philosophy of Care
I am strongly committed to improving the health and well being of children and adolescents with a wide variety of endocrine conditions. It is important to provide patients and their families with a comfortable environment to discuss medical diagnoses, management and treatment options, and allow for informed healthcare decisions. I enjoy building lasting relationships with patients and their families and I work hard to provide the highest quality of care for my patients.
I value medical education and public service, and strive for excellence in theses areas. My involvement in the Pediatric Endocrinology Telemedicine clinic provides services to patients living in rural areas of Northern California as well as Oregon.
My subspecialty training included stem cell research and treatment for diabetes mellitus.
M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx NY 2006
B.S., UC Los Angeles, Los Angeles CA 2001
Pediatrics, Children's Hospital and Research Center at Oakland, Oakland CA 2006-2009
UC San Diego Pediatric Diabetes Research Center, San Diego CA 2011-2013
Pediatric Endocrinology, UC San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego CA 2010-2013
American Board of Pediatrics,
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Endocrinology,
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The Endocrine Society
Honors and Awards
California Institute for Regenerative Medicine Clinical Fellow Training Grant, 2011
UCLA Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Molecular Genetics College Honors, 2001
Phi Beta Kappa, UCLA College of Letters and Science, 2001
Select Recent Publications
Gelb Fruzza A, Demeterco-Berggren C, Jones KL. Unawareness of the Effects of Soy Intake on the Management of Congenital Hypothyroidism. Pediatrics. 2012 Sep;130(3):e699-702. doi:10.1542/peds.2011-3350. Epub 2012 Aug 20.
Gelb AC, Manligas GS, Gharaybeh S, Schimmenti LA. Identification of two polymorphisms in the PAX2 gene. Human Mutation. 2001 Jan;17:155.