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Sharon B. Kaminker, MD

  • Pediatrics
Average rating: 5.0
Santa Monica Pediatrics | 2825 Santa Monica Boulevard, Suite 103/104, Santa Monica, CA 90404


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.




Medical Board Certification

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 1998


Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 1998


Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 1996


MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, 1995

Hospital Affiliations

Areas of Focus


Meet Sharon B. Kaminker, MD


  • 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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Overall Rating:
57 total ratings | 17 reviews
March 18, 2024
Dr. K was as amazing as ever. Very helpful taking the time to answer our questions and she was so sweet with our daughter
March 12, 2024
Excellent thoughtful and informed. Great bedside manor with child and parents
February 12, 2024
Knowledgeable, caring, thorough - everything you want in a doctor.
February 7, 2024
I love Dr Kaminker that she doesn’t only care about her patient’s (my son) health, but also the parents’ wellbeing. She’s very patient in answering all our questions and never rushed us.
January 12, 2024
Knowledgeable, listened to and answered all questions, kind.