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Sherin Devaskar, MD

Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Sherin U. Devaskar, MD is Professor of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and an attending neonatologist at the Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA.  She is the Mattel Executive Endowed Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Physician-in-Chief, Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA; and Assistant Vice Chancellor of Children's Health, UCLA Health.  Dr. Devaskar always has time in her schedule to meet with a resident - to listen to a concern, to guide you to an appropriate fellowship program, or to find a position in a practice, whether local or far away.  Dr. Devaskar is dedicated to medical education and training and is highly involved in mentoring trainees. In 2009 she was awarded the Maureen Andrew National Mentorship Award by the Society for Pediatric Research. Dr. Devaskar has a particular interest in academic development and serves on multiple UCLA, national and international committees. She is engaged in molecular research related to "Developmental Origins of Adult Disease" which encompasses General Pediatrics and most Subspecialties. In addition to providing first rate clinical care to our patients and families, Dr. Devaskar believes it is important to be engaged in Research to advance our understanding of the developing child in health and disease. She also believes that current and future pediatricians are privileged to be able to work with and care for such courageous children and their families. Full Profile


Lee Miller, MD

Vice Chair, Education

Lee Todd Miller, MD is Vice Chair for Education within the Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In this role Lee has a leadership and oversight position within the UCLA Pediatric Residency Training Program, with particular activities related to resident and medical student counseling and international health. After completing his post-graduate training at the University of Virginia, Lee directed the training program at Cedars-Sinai  for over 18 years before assuming the Vice Chair for Education position. He is the 11-time recipient of the UCLA School of Medicine's Golden Apple Award, the UCLA School of Medicine recipient of the Humanism in Medicine Award sponsored by the American Association of Medical Colleges, and the recipient of the University of California Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award.


Kate Perkins, MD, PhD

Program Director

Kate Perkins, MD, PhD is Associate Vice Chair for Education and Residency Program Director within the Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA bringing her passion for partnership with residents and over twenty years of experience in graduate medical edcuation to the role. Kate did her residency in Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after having completed both Medical School and PhD training in Genetics at the University of Minnesota. Kate has been a member of the Primary Care Division at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and has Directed both the Inpatient and Outpatient Pediatric Services at Cedars-Sinai medical Center. She has been recognized over the years with numerous teaching awards at both the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels, including the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Pediatric Residency Golden Apple Teaching Award, and the Award for Excellence In Education from the UCLA School of Medicine.


Wendy Slusser, MD, MS

Associate Program Director

Wendy Slusser, MD is Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA, Co-Founder and Medical Director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight program, and Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency program.  She graduated Cum Laude from Princeton; received her Medical and Masters Degree in Nutrition from Columbia University. She joined the UCLA faculty in 1996 and has been a leader in community, school, clinic, and family based programs related to health promotion, infant, child, and young adult nutrition.  She was a member of the IOM committee: Obesity Prevention Policies for Young Children and is the 2010 recipient of the AJHP Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E. Award given to an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to serving the health promotion needs of underserved populations or to promoting cultural diversity within health promotion.


Arthur Cho, MD

Associate Program Director, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Arthur Cho, MD is Associate Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Training Program and the Academic Director at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Cedars-Sinai Pediatric Inpatient Ward. Dr. Cho completed medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and his Chief Residency at UCLA.

His particular interests are in medical education and pediatric acute care and hospitalist medicine. In addition to his responsibilities at Cedars-Sinai, Dr. Cho also serves as the Medical Director of the Cedars-Sinai's COACH program (Community Outreach Assistance for Children's Health), a mobile health clinical program that brings ambulatory care services to underserved communities in Los Angeles County. He is the recipient of the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Pediatric Residency Golden Apple Teaching Award.


Jessica Lloyd, MD

Associate Program Director

Jessica Lloyd, MD is Associate Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pennsylvania and then medical school at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. She did her pediatric residency at UCLA and chief residency at UCLA.  She then completed pediatric critical care fellowship at UCLA in 2013. She joined the faculty as a pediatric intensivist as well as hospitalist.  Her interests include teaching residents and medical students with hands-on patient care experiences, as well as through mock code programs.  She is also passionate about community-based research, especially child abuse prevention.  She has a specific focus on abusive head trauma prevention through education of high-risk youth in Los Angeles.

James Lee, MD

Associate Program Director

James Lee, MD is Associate Program Director for the UCLA Pediatric Residency Program. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley and then medical school at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine. He did his pediatric residency at UCLA and joined the faculty as a hospitalist and outpatient attending for the residents and the UCLA Medical Home Program. His main interests are in the care of pediatric patients with special healthcare needs and medical education. He is actively involved in both the mentorship and preceptorship of medical students and residents. James is passionate about being an advocate for the residents at UCLA and is focused on ensuring that the program remains one of the best in the country.