Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide excellence in patient care, research, education and service especially as related to developmental and behavioral problems in children and to child health disparities. We strive to accomplish our mission while embracing the core values of community, family, respect, responsibility, and diversity. Find out more about our division!

Our Division Chief

Sheila Gahagan MD/MPH/FAAP

Sheila Gahagan is a subspecialty board certified, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and an epidemiologist whose research is aimed at understanding health disparities in child growth and development.


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                 Top Docs

Congratulations to the following Doctors:
for being named San Diego Magazine's Top Docs for 2017!
To read the list of UCSD Top Docs, click here. To read the full listing in the October issue of San Diego Magazine, click here.


COVID-19 Updates

The safety and well-being of our patients and community members continues to be our highest priority. UCSD continues to actively monitor and adapt to the growing number of COVID-19 cases in our communities. 

We have taken the following precautions to ensure patient confidence:

  • We have contracted and begun enhanced "deep cleanings" nightly at all of our offices. 
  • We have taken steps to move our well visits for Newborns and children under 2 years to our Frost Street Office and will be directed to the larger check in desk.
  • Non respiratory visits will be directed to check in at the smaller (Adolescent Medicine) check-in desk. We will defer older well visits until June 2020.