Leian Chen, MD, FAAP grew up in Plano, Texas, but has called Los Angeles home since 2004. She attended collage at Harvard where she studied History of Science, and then went cross country to UCLA for medical school and stayed for her pediatric residency and additional year as Chief Resident. She has been with Pacific Ocean Pediatrics since 2012, and is on staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Providence-St. Johns Health Center and UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center.
Leian lives in Redondo Beach with her husband, Ed, their son, Brandon, and their "puggle" (half-pug, half-beagle), Piglet.
Robert C. Hamilton, MD, FAAP. 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 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Providence-St. Johns 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 22 medical mission teams to Africa.
Dr. Hamilton and his wife Leslie are the proud parents of six children and six grandchildren. For leisure, Dr. Hamilton enjoys biking, reading and political involvement. He also has an eclectic taste for all kinds of music.
Noel H. Salyer, MD, FAAP was born and raised in Santa Monica, CA. 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 joined Pacific Ocean Pediatrics in 2010. She is excited to be working at POP alongside her father, Dr. Robert Hamilton. She is on staff at Providence-St. Johns Health Center and UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center
Noel lives in Culver City with her husband, Kyle, and their three young children.
Casey Sherman, MD, FAAP a Southern California native from Palos Verdes, joined Pacific Ocean Pediatrics on July 25, 2016.
Dr. Sherman received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at UCLA before venturing cross-country to attend medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. After four New York winters, she happily moved back to Los Angeles for her pediatric residency at UCLA.
Dr. Sherman now lives in Playa Vista with her husband Jason, a family practitioner, and their rescue puppy, LuLu. Dr. Sherman is excited to be a part of the Pacific Ocean Pediatrics family and the Santa Monica medical community.
Dr. Sherman will have hospital privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Providence-St. Johns Health Center and UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center.