Education

Fellowship
Pediatric Pulmonology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2003
Residency
Pediatrics, Childrens Hospital - Oakland, 2000
Degree
MD, Case Western Reserve Univ School of Medicine, 1997
Degree
PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Medical Board Certifications

Pediatric Pulmonology
American Board of Pediatrics, 2004

State License

A68246
  • About Me

    About Me

    Link to Dr. Okelo's complete CV

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    Present

    • 2011 - Assistant Professor in Residence, Step IV, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA
    • 2011 - Director of the UCLA Pediatric Asthma Center of Excellence (PACE)
    • 2011 - Director of Clinical Research in the Division of Pulmonology, Department of Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA

    Previous Positions Held

    • 2003 – 2011 Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University
    • 2003 – 2011 Director, Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Exercise Program, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • 2007 – 2009 Director, Journal Club, Pediatric Pulmonology, Johns Hopkins Hospital

    PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Committee Service

    • 2003 – 2004 Data Safety and Monitoring Board , committee member, Johns Hopkins University

    Community Service

    • 2005 – 2005 Pediatrics In-patient Teaching Attending, Johns Hopkins Hospital
    • 2007 – 2008 Advisor, Student National Medical Association, Johns Hopkins University
    • 2003 – 2004 Medical Advisory Board member, Amerigroup Medicaid MCO, Baltimore, Maryland

    Professional Associations and Scholarly Societies

    • 2000 – present American Thoracic Society
    • 2008 – present Academic Pediatric Association
    • 1997 – 2005 American Academy of Pediatrics
    • 2003 – 2005 American College of Chest Physicians
    • 1998 – 2010 National Medical Association

    Editorial Services

    • 2009 – present Ad hoc reviewer: European Respiratory Journal, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatrics

    LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
    (List title, organization, city, date)

    • Top 5 Reasons for Poorly Controlled Asthma, Pediatric TRENDS, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, April 15, 2011
    • Asthma in the Inner-City, Johns Hopkins University CME Program on Respiratory Disease, Asthma and Allergy Center, Baltimore, MD, February 14, 2011
    • Applying the PACE Program to Underserved Communities, Oakland & San Francisco, CA, October 1, 2010
    • Practical Strategies to Identify & Address Suboptimal Medication Adherence in Patients with Asthma, Pediatrics for the Practitioners, Baltimore, MD, September 24, 2010
    • The roles of adherence and quality of life in asthma, Mexico City, July 15, 2009
    • Acute and Recurrent Bronchitis in Children, Hospital Panama Pacifica, May 23, 2009
    • Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) Guideline Recommendations for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma, Hospital Panama Pacifica, May 23, 2009
    • Utilizing Clinical Research Methodologies to Improve Asthma Outcomes in Children, Grand Rounds Department of Otolaryngology Johns Hopkins University, March 2, 2009
    • The Contribution of Physician Characteristics and Treatment Behaviors to the Quality of Asthma Care of Minority Patients Grand Rounds, University of California San Francisco, June 11, 2008
    • Disparities in Asthma Care: Causes and Potential Solutions Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, March, 2008
    • Asthma Update: the 2007 NIH Asthma Guidelines Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, MD, October, 2007
    • Keeping Kids Active: Evaluation and Management of Exercise Limitation TRENDS in Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, April, 2007
    • “Titrating Asthma Therapy in Children” Grand Rounds, St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, MD, November, 2006
    • “Career Opportunities in the Medical Field”, Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP), Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD, July, 2006
    • “Titrating Asthma Therapy in Children” TRENDS in Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, April, 2006
    •  “Pulmonary Function Testing for General Pediatricians”, Johns Hopkins Community Physicians (JHCP), Baltimore, MD, October, 2005
    • Asthma Medications for Children, School Nurses of Maryland, Columbia, Maryland, June, 2005
  • Locations
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    1131 Wilshire Blvd
    Suite 202
    Santa Monica, California 90401
    Phone
    424-259-8570
  • Education

    Medical Board Certifications

    Pediatric Pulmonology
    American Board of Pediatrics, 2004

    Education

    Fellowship
    Pediatric Pulmonology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2003
    Residency
    Pediatrics, Childrens Hospital - Oakland, 2000
    Degree
    MD, Case Western Reserve Univ School of Medicine, 1997
    Degree
    PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Interests
    • Asthma
  • Research

    Research Interest

    Dr. Okelo is interested in developing, testing and implementing strategies to improve the quality of asthma care for children.

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