Housestaff Details

There are 30 pediatric residents and two chief residents this year. Pediatric housestaff interact closely with residents from the Departments of Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition to caring for general pediatric patients, pediatric housestaff coordinate the care of pediatric surgical patients with the subspecialty surgical services. Pediatrics has primary responsibility for pre-op and post-op management of their surgical patients. Medical students from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA commonly receive a significant part of their pediatric training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Fourth year students from other medical schools also frequent the Harbor-UCLA clinical services. Teaching of medical students is a shared responsibility of full-time faculty, volunteer clinical faculty, housestaff, and subspecialty fellows in the Department of Pediatrics.

Current Chief Residents

Shaheen Harandi, MD, MPH
Shaheen Harandi, MD, MPHTufts University School of Medicine
Christopher Ferber, MD
Christopher Ferber, MDDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Current Residents

Kirsten Andersen, M.D.
Kirsten Andersen, M.D.Columbia University
Tiffany Chow, M.D.
Tiffany Chow, M.D.Benā€Gurion University of the Negev
Candice Moreno, M.D.
Candice Moreno, M.D.University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine
Francesca Hernandez, M.D.
Francesca Hernandez, M.D.David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Michael Nguyen, M.D.
Michael Nguyen, M.D.Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University
Katherine Nielsen, M.D.
Katherine Nielsen, M.D.University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson
Michelle Zhou, M.D.
Michelle Zhou, M.D.University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine
Nisha Wadhwa, M.D.
Nisha Wadhwa, M.D.University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


Brian Hernandez, M.D.
Brian Hernandez, M.D.University of California Riverside School of Medicine