L-R:   Noël Salyer, M.D.. Robert Hamilton, M.D., Leian Chen, M.D., Kelly Sidhpura, M.D.

L-R: Noël Salyer, M.D.. Robert Hamilton, M.D., Leian Chen, M.D., Kelly Sidhpura, M.D.

Robert C. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.A.P.,. has been in practice in Santa Monica for the past 26 years. He earned his bachelor's degree in biochemistry from University of California, Davis and from there he came to UCLA for medical school and pediatric residency. He remained for an additional year and served as Chief Resident for one year before going into private practice in Santa Monica.

After 12 years of practice with Santa Monica Pediatric Group, Dr. Hamilton ventured off to form his own practice, Pacific Ocean Pediatrics, in the fall of 1996. He has hospital privileges at Providence-St. John's Health Center and UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center. In addition to Dr. Hamilton's practice, he has also been active in overseas humanitarian medical missions. In 1998 he founded Lighthouse Medical Missions and has led 25 medical mission teams to Africa and Central America.

Dr. Hamilton and his wife Leslie are the proud parents of six children and seven grandchildren. For leisure, Dr. Hamilton enjoys biking, reading, and political involvement. He also has an eclectic taste for all kinds of music and enjoys working on the board of the Santa Monica Symphony with his daughter Sarah.

Dr. Hamilton's days in office: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursday (AM) and Fridays

Dr. Bob offers new parent interviews on Wednesdays at 5:15pm and every other Tuesday at 5:15pm

Leian Chen, M.D., F.A.A.P., grew up in Plano, Texas, but has called Los Angeles home since 2004.  She attended college at Harvard where she studied History of Science, and then went cross country to UCLA for medical school where she stayed for her pediatric residency and served an additional year as Chief Resident. She has been with Pacific Ocean Pediatrics since 2012, and has staff privileges at Providence-St. John's Health Center and UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center.

She lives in Redondo Beach with her husband, Ed, their adorable young boys, Brandon and Ryan, and their "puggle" (half-pug, half-beagle), Piglet.

Dr. Chen's days in office: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays

Dr. Leian offers new parent interviews on Tuesdays at 5:00pm

Noël H. Salyer, M.D., F.A.A.P., was raised in Santa Monica, California, and is the first of four daughters born to Leslie and Robert Hamilton. She graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Psychobiology from University of California, Los Angeles and then completed her medical degree at University of California, Davis. She did her internship and pediatric residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. After eight years in Northern California, she moved back to Santa Monica and in 2010 joined us here at the pediatric practice her father founded in 1996. Dr. Noël and Dr. Bob are our dynamic daughter-dad, doctor duo. Dr. Salyer holds staff privileges at Providence-St. John's Health Center and UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center.  

She lives in Culver City with her husband, Kyle, and their three young children.

Dr. Salyer's days in office: Mondays (AM), Wednesdays, Thursdays

Dr. Noël offers new parent interviews on Thursdays at 1:00pm

Kelly V. Sidhpura, M.D., F.A.A.P. joined our practice on July 11, 2017 and we couldn't be happier to have her. Dr. Sidhpura brings her talents to us from UCLA, where she worked as a pediatric hospitalist from 2014 - 2017. Dr. Sidhpura holds staff privileges at Providence-St. John's Health Center and UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center.

She lives in Marina del Rey with her husband and their two little girls.  

Dr. Sidhpura's days in office: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays

Dr. Kelly offers new parent interviews on Mondays at 5:00pm

Ramona Davoudpour, M.D., F.A.A.P., grew up in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. She then received her medical degree from University of California, Los Angeles, where she also completed her pediatric residency. She has been a covering doctor at Pacific Ocean Pediatrics since 2015 and is now a regular doctor on our staff and we are thrilled to have her!

She lives in Beverlywood with her husband and two young children.

Dr. Ramona's days in office: Fridays and other days as needed

Specialists: 

Tammy E. Yuen, M.D. grew up in Toronto, Canada. She attended Cornell University as a Presidential Research Scholar in computational neurobiology. After completing her medical degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, she flew to Los Angeles for a pediatric residency at Harbor-UCLA. Further specializing with a pediatric neurology fellowship at UCLA, Dr. Yuen is Board Certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology. She enjoys the whole spectrum of pediatric neurology from tics, developmental delay, autism, epilepsy, migraines to sleep disorders, ADHD and movement disorders. She believes in working with families to personalize their care and helping her patients reach their full potential. Tammy lives in Westwood with her husband, two children and her cat, Whiskey.

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