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With an expert medical staff of more than 550 pediatric specialists and an award-winning nursing staff honored for excellence by the Magnet Recognition Program®, Children’s Hospital Central California provides our patients with incredible care.

The amazing people at Children’s are among the best at what they do. Click on a photo to the left to read a featured story. For more information on all our doctors, please visit our physician directory.


Children’s welcomes the following physicians who joined our medical staff in 2013.


James Barrese, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngologist


Michael Barsotti, MD



Sarah Brickey, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist


Cheryl Cipriani, MD



Azadeh Fayazi, MD

Pediatric Critical Care


Hnin Htun, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist


Aaina Kochhar, MD

Pediatric Genetics and Metabolism


Shaghig Kouyoumjian, MD

Pediatric Critical Care


Thu-Ba LeBa, MD

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon


Rebecca Lee, MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist


Kerry Loveland, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon


Mary Mazel, MD

Pediatric Critical Care


Julia Mizener, MD



James Nelson, MD

Pediatric Neurologist


Elizabeth Platz, MD

Maternal-Fetal Medicine


Puneeta Ramachandra, MD

Pediatric Urologist


Latha Rao, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


Animesh Sharma, MD

Pediatric Endocrinologist


Julia Tzeng, MD

Pediatric Nephrologist


Joshua Warolin. DO

Pediatric Gastroenterologist


Ama Wijegunawardena, MD

Pediatrician, Charlie Mitchell


Geneva Young. MD

Pediatric Anesthesiologist