Josephine M. Enciso, MD
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Josephine M. Enciso, MD


Josephine M. Enciso, MD, MACM has been a UCLA faculty member since 2007 and is board certified in both Pediatrics and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. She is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology and Developmental Biology and serves as the Director of Pediatric Fellowships as well as the Associate Program Director for the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Training Program. Her research work has included studying the effects of maternal hyperglycemia on early embryonic cardiac and blood vessel development and understanding the role and function of endothelial cells in processes such as early cardiovascular morphogenesis, vascular permeability, and inflammation. Her clinical interest is in the optimization of the care and outcomes of extremely premature infants. Dr. Enciso dedicates her time providing care to high risk infants at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, and Centinela Hospital. She is also dedicated to the training of fellows in the Department of Pediatrics. In 2019, she completed a Master of Academic Medicine/Medical Education degree through the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Enciso is a member of the Organization of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program Directors (ONTPD) and participates in initiatives to improve and ensure the quality of clinical and research training for fellows in neonatology. Dr. Enciso’s educational interests are in understanding the factorsdriving innovation in medical education and identifying resources and new teaching strategies to meet the needs of medical trainees as they face the continued challenges of advances in medical science and technology as well as the ever-changing landscape of health care.




Medical Board Certifications

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, 2003
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 1999


Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2003


Pediatrics, New England Medical Center, 1999


Pediatrics, New England Medical Center, 1997


MS, Keck School of Medicine of the USC, 2019
MD, University of Arizona Medical Center, 1996

Hospital Affiliations


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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