UCSF Pediatric Specialty Clinic

Doctor examining boy

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital at ValleyCare features a first-of-its-kind multispecialty clinic where experienced UCSF pediatricians work closely with your child's pediatrician to provide the collaborative, well-coordinated care you have come to expect from ValleyCare. Specialties currently include pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric neurology, pediatric pulmonology, pediatric urology and young adult and adolescent eating disorders.

Pediatric Cardiology

Michael J. Cooper, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Melvin Heyman, MD; Sue Rhee, MD; Joanna Yeh, MD; and Laura Cooke, RN, CPNP, MSN, offer a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis and management of digestive, nutritional and liver disorders in infants, children and adolescents.

Pediatric Neurology

Sheila Jenkins, MD, specializes in pediatric neurology, evaluating and treating conditions such as cerebral palsy and spasticity, developmental delay, head trauma, epilepsy, headache, muscle and nerve diseases and other neurological conditions. Irene Patniyot, MD, specializes exclusively in treating headaches.

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Scott Kaiser, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology

Kensho Iwanaga, MD, and Dennis W. Nielson, MD, PhD, with Martha Richards, NP, and Diana Dawson, NP, MS, provide specialty care in pediatric pulmonary medicine, treating children with asthma, sleep apnea, stridor, wheezing and cough. Dr. Nielson is co-director of UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Cystic Fibrosis Center.

Pediatric Renal Clinic

Paul Brakeman, MD

Pediatric Urology

Michael J. DiSandro, MD, a pediatric urologist, is a specialist in laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive reflux treatment, neurogenic bladder, hypospadias and pediatric genitourinary reconstructive surgery.

Young Adult and Adolescent Eating Disorders

Sara M. Buckelew, MD, MPH, is a specialist in adolescent medicine in the Teen Clinic at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. She specializes in treating teens with eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia.

Contact Us

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Pediatric Specialty Clinic

5565 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 140

Pleasanton, CA 94588

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Phone: 925.598.3500

Fax: 925.598.3520


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