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BOARD CERTIFIED PEDIATRICIAN

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Dr. Nan McDonald, MD, FAAP

Dr. Nan McDonald is an experienced, board certified pediatrician and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is truly passionate about being around kids of all ages and values developing strong and trusting relationships with families as she cares for her patients. 

Dr. Nan McDonald was born and raised in Washington, D.C., where she graduated from the esteemed National Cathedral School. She earned her Bachelor of Art in Psychology from Georgetown University and a Master of Art in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. Recognizing her fondness for helping children, Dr. McDonald went on to pursue her M.D. at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California Los Angeles. During her pediatric residency at UCLA Pediatric Residency Program, Dr. McDonald devoted time studying child development at the Centre for Community Child Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. 

While Dr. McDonald provides expert care in all areas of areas of infant, childhood and adolescent medicine, she has extensive experience in treating sleep issues, development, ADHD, autism and breastfeeding issues. As a mother of three wonderful children, Dr. Nan McDonald believes we can learn so much from children by listening to them in order to figure out their unique needs and be the best possible parents to them.  

In her spare time, Dr. Nan McDonald spends most of her time with her family. She especially cherishes the one-on-one time she gets to spend with each of her children. She also attends a weekly bible study as the leader of the small group. Her hobbies include gardening, sailing, hanging out with her family at the beach and going to the gym. 

WHY PEDIATRIC CARE?

“I love talking to parents about their kids, about parenting. I like helping parents help their kids.”
– Dr. Nan McDonald

EDUCATION & TRAINING

Georgetown University, BA

Psychology Fuller Theological Seminary, MA

Theology Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California, MD

UCLA Pediatric Residency Program

Board Certified in Pediatrics

SPECIALITIES

Breastfeeding

Sleep issues

Development

ADHD

Autism

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