Nancy Graff, MD, FAAP


Nancy R. Graff is Clinical Professor at UC San Diego Department of Pediatrics, in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development & Community Health. Dr. Graff provides care for a diverse population of children and their families at the UCSD Pediatric Associates Clinic. She enjoys forming a lifelong bond from infancy to young adulthood with her patients. Additionally, Dr. Graff has a strong history in caring for children victimized by violence and abuse, and particularly enjoys caring for foster children and their families


  • Undergraduate Education: Bachelor of Arts, Biology, University of California, San Diego
  • Medical Degree: University of California, San Diego
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Harbor UCLA Medical Center
  • Fellowship: General and Community Pediatrics Fellowship, University of California, San Diego
  • Special Certifications:
    • Board Certified-General Pediatrics
    • Board Certified-American Board of Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

  • Training of residents in Community Pediatrics and Advocacy
  • Legislative Advocacy to improve the lives of children
  • Training of residents and medical students in the care of diverse populations
  • Preventing exposure of children to tobacco

Ongoing Projects

  • Coordinator for Continuity Clinic training for 46 UCSD Pediatric Residents 
  • Hispanic Center of Excellence, HRSA Grant No. D34HP31027, "Longitudinal Cultural Competency Curriculum in the UCSD School of Medicine"
  • Legislative Advocacy training for pediatric residents


  • LJ Chamberlain, S Wu, G Lewis, N Graff, J Javier, JSR Park, CL Johnson, SD Woods, M Patel, D Wong, GS Blaschke, M Lerner, A Kuo, "A Multi-Institutional Medical Education Collaborative: Advocacy Training in California Pediatric Residency Programs. Academic Medicine 88(3): 314-321, 2013.
  • Ferri's Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment.  Elsevier Mosby, "Child Abuse" Annual Chapter 2006-2015


  • Coordinator, Annual California Collaborative Resident Legislative Advocacy Program, Sacramento, CA 2009-present
  • Faculty, American Academy of Pediatrics Legislative Conference, Washington, DC, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • Nuyen B, Scholz R, Hernandez R, Graff N, "LGBT Health Immersion Day: Measuring the Impact of an LGBT Health Education Intervention." Poster Presentation, Western Medical Student Research Forum, Carmel, California, 2013
  • Willies-Jacobo L, Hernandez R, Silva F, Graff N, "Creating Caring Attitudes Towards the Invisible Minority: Addressing LGBT Health in the Academic Curriculum." AAMC West 2013 WGEA Conference (Small Group Discussion)


  • Program Director for Pediatricians and Communities Collaborating Together. This includes directing a month-long block rotation in Community Pediatrics for Pediatric Residents. It also includes other activities to expose residents to different cultures including ½ day immersion experiences, film night and theater night.
  • Teaching of residents and medical students in outpatient pediatric care at UCSD Pediatric Associates.
  • Continuity clinic preceptor since 1992


  • American Academy of Pediatrics, National Committee on State Government Affairs, 2012-present
  • Faculty, American Academy of Pediatrics Legislative Conference, 2014, 2016, 2017
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3, State Government Affairs Representative, 2007-present


  • Core Curriculum Committee, Department of Pediatrics
  • Education Committee, Academic General Pediatrics
  • Intern Recruitment, Department of Pediatrics
  • EPIC Optimization Committee, Academic General Pediatrics