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Our Santa Monica Pediatricians

Before selecting a primary care physician, please call 1-800-UCLA-MD1 (1-800-825-2631) or Santa Monica Pediatrics (310) 829-9935 to confirm the practice is open to new managed care patients (HMO plan). Physician availability is subject to change.

David Feazell, MD | Watch VideoWatch Video
Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Feazell was born and raised in Oxford, Ohio. After completing his undergraduate studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and medical school at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine, he continued his training at UCLA where he completed his pediatric residency. Dr. Feazell joined UCLA Santa Monica Pediatrics in 2012. He is very excited to be a part of the practice, and to have the privilege of providing care for the children of Santa Monica and West LA. His professional interests include: primary care pediatrics, advocacy, international health care, and education. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  He is a passionate sports fan and still follows his favorite teams: the Cincinnati Reds, the Cincinnati Bengals, and the UNC Tar Heels.

   
 Karen Lin, MD - UCLA Health Santa Monica Peds

Karen Lin, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Lin was born and raised in Torrance, California.  She attended college at UCLA and medical school at UC San Francisco.  She completed her Pediatric residency and chief residency at UCLA.  Dr. Lin joined UCLA Santa Monica Pediatrics in 2013.  She is very excited to be close to home and to provide care for the local community.  Her professional interests include primary care,  community outreach, advocacy, and medical education.  Dr. Lin is a board certified pediatrician and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.  In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, biking, exercising, and finding new things to cook, bake or eat.

   
Sharon Kaminker, MD | Watch VideoWatch Video
Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Sharon Kaminker is a board certified pediatrician and has been a UCLA Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics since 1998 when she began practicing medicine. She was raised in Indiana and attended Indiana University earning a B.S. In Biochemistry and then continued at Indiana University for medical school.  While in medical school she was awarded a grant in child psychiatry due to her unique connection with children from troubling home environments.   During her residency at UCLA Dr. Kaminker continued her support of children in the community by becoming a mentor to children in middle school helping to guide them through high school and getting into college.   She is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Pediatrics and was an elected board member of the Los Angeles chapter of the AAP.  She is involved in the teaching of both pediatric and family practice residents at Santa Monica hospital.  She enjoys helping parents get to know their children and guiding them through the challenges of being parents.   Dr. Kaminker lives in Brentwood with her French Bulldog Mollie.  She enjoys cooking classes, Pilates, learning classical guitar and playing tennis.

   
Marshall Sachs, MD | Watch VideoWatch Video
Associate Clinical Professor

Dr. Marshall Sachs is an associate clinical professor at UCLA. He spent his first twelve years in Brooklyn New York rooting for the Dodgers.
He and his family moved to Seattle Washington and continued his education at the University of Washington getting his medical degree.
He did his residency at UCLA and upon completion, he went into the army at Fort Dix N.J. for two years. He and his family decided to make their home in Los Angeles and went into practice in Santa Monica.  He has always given his time to teaching medical students, pediatric and family medicine residents at Cedars, UCLA and Santa Monica Hospitals.  Thru the years he has received many prestigious awards.
He and his wife have raised and educated two daughters and will soon be grandparents. He enjoys playing tennis on weekends.

   
  Dennis Woo, MD | Watch VideoWatch Video
Associate Clinical Professor

Dr. Woo was born and raised in northern California and is still an avid Giants and 49ers fan. The sunny weather of Southern California beckoned so he attended medical school at UCLA and continued his training in pediatrics at Cedar Sinai Hospital and Harbor General Hospital. He began practice in the Santa Monica area in 1978 and is now seeing second generation patients. Since beginning practice he has had a passion for teaching residents and medical students resulting in him receiving several teaching awards. Now that his three children are older, Dr. Woo enjoys golfing with his wife and going abroad on medical missions to serve the needy in other countries. He is also active in his church and thanks God for the privilege of serving others.