Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology
Director, Pediatric Asthma Center
Dr. Sande Okelo is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Okelo received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at Oakland Children's Hospital, fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and PhD in Clinical Investigation at the Johns Hopkins-Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research is focused on developing tools and strategies to improve asthma care, particularly for poor, minority and under-served children who are at most risk for poor asthma care and poor outcomes. His clinical interests include asthma and directing the Pediatric Pulmonary Asthma Center. Find out more >
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Marlyn Woo is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Woo received her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry New Jersey in Newark, NJ. She completed his residency in Los Angeles County Hospital, fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. Upon completing her fellowship, she joined the faculty at CHLA, where her focus was on cystic fibrosis, central control of breathing, lung transplant and pulmonary hypertension. Dr. Woo joined the UCLA faculty in 2012, where she directs the cystic fibrosis clinic and the technology-dependent pulmonary clinic for children with BPD, on home ventilators and on home BiPAP. Her current NIH-funded research focuses on sleep-disordered breathing in patients with paraplegia and central hypoventilation. Find out more >
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Director, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital Adult and Pediatrics Cystic Fibrosis Center
Clinical Director, Division of Pediatric Pulmonology
Dr. Douglas Li is an Associate Clinical Professor at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Li received his medical degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC. He completed his residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He conducted research on ventilatory control in congenital central hypoventilation syndrome and iron supplementation in cystic fibrosis. His clinical interests include cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, asthma, and flexible fiberoptic bronchoscopy. Dr. Li is the Clinical Director for the Division of Pediatric Pulmonology and Program Director of the UCLA Cystic Fibrosis Center. Find out more >
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Ross attended undergraduate school at UC Los Angeles (UCLA) and received her medical degree from UC San Diego (UCSD). She completed her pediatric residency and pulmonary fellowship at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego through UCSD. She joined the UCLA Pediatric Pulmonology group in 2015. During her pulmonary fellowship she was trained in clinical informatics, which is the use of information technology to deliver healthcare. Her research is to create a more personalized asthma care using the electronic health record. She is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology, and clinical informatics.
Her clinical interests include caring for patients with asthma, chronic lung disease, chronic cough, and quality improvement. She attends on the inpatient pediatric wards as a consultant at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital and UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica. She provides outpatient clinical care at the Children's Health Center (200 Medical Plaza, Westwood) and in Santa Monica (1260 15th St, Suite 1024). Find out more >
Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Dr. Hamberger earned his bachelor's degree at Brown University and received his medical degree at New York Medical College. He completed his pediatric residency at Northwell Health – Cohen Children's Medical Center in New York. Prior to joining UCLA, Dr. Hamberger completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary Medicine and Cystic Fibrosis at Stanford University, where he studied the risk perceptions and use of tobacco-related products in adolescents and young adults with Cystic Fibrosis.
Dr. Hamberger's research interests are centered around the risks of emerging tobacco products such as electronic cigarettes. Clinical interests include asthma, chronic lung disease of prematurity, and cystic fibrosis. He provides outpatient clinical care at the Children's Health Center (200 Medical Plaza, Westwood), Santa Monica (1260 15th St, Suite 1024), and Calabasas (Pediatrics Specialty Care, Suite 360). Find out more >
Pulmonary Nurse Specialist
Certified Asthma Educator
Phone: (310) 825-5930
Elaine Harrington is a Pulmonary Nurse Specialist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Elaine received her bachelor of Nursing at Niagara University in Niagara New York. She is also a Certified Asthma Educator. She has given lectures in cystic fibrosis, pulmonary medicines and airway clearance techniques. Her clinical interests are cystic fibrosis and asthma.
Pediatric Clinical Social Worker
Phone: (310) 825-3503
Sabah Akmal is a Pediatric Clinical Social Worker at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Sabah received her MSW from University of California, Los Angeles. She has worked as an oncology social worker and as a clinician in private practice. She serves as a board member for The Society for Social Work Leadership in Healthcare. She works closely with pediatric pulmonology/cystic fibrosis, endocrinology, and cardiology/cardiothoracic patients and their families at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.
Angel Maree Jones, MS, RD works with general pediatric pulmonology patients as well as cystic fibrosis patients in the inpatient and outpatient setting. She received her Bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, and her Master’s degree from California State University Los Angeles. Angel Maree completed her dietetic internship with the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and specialized in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She previously worked as a Research Dietician at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Matthew Dartt, BSRT, RRT-ACS. Matthew is the Assistant Director of the Respiratory Therapy Department at UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in respiratory therapy at the University of Cincinnati. He has 11 years of clinical experience at UCLA working in the operating rooms, pediatric intensive care units (PICUs), intensive care units (ICUs), emergency department and in the pediatric pulmonary and cystic fibrosis (CF) clinic. He works closely with the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Pulmonology with interest in chronic disease management, telehealth, interventional pulmonary and quality improvement.
David B. Ross, RCP, RRT AE-C. David received his Respiratory Therapy degree in 2011 from Santa Monica College; and soon after joined UCLA. He practices in the outpatient and inpatient setting including the intensive care units for adults and pediatrics in the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center and UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center. He is a certified Asthma Educator (AE) and his clinical emphasis is asthma, cystic fibrosis, and ventilator management.
DeeAnna Serna A.S., RCP, RRT-NPS, AE-C. DeeAnna received her Associate degree in Respiratory Therapy from San Joaquin Valley College in 1997. She received training in neonatal and pediatric respiratory therapy from Cedars-Sinai in 1999. She is trained in trauma and air flight as well as a certified Neonatal Pediatric Specialist (NPS) and Asthma Educator (AE). One of her hobbies outside of work is that she is a competitive powerlifter who holds two California state records in the deadlift.
Eddie Shin BS, RRT-ACCS. Eddie received his respiratory therapy training at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center. His clinical interest is cardiothoracic conditions in pediatrics and adults. He has over 10 years of clinical experience and finds joy in caring for children and their families in our outpatient clinics. He looks forward to working with our growing patient population.