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, 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 at 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 seven grandchildren. For leisure, Dr. Hamilton enjoys biking, reading and political involvement. He also has an eclectic taste for all kinds of music.

Dr. Hamilton's Days: Mon, Tues, Wed, and Fri

Leian Chen, MD, FAAP 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 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 Providence-St. Johns Health Center and UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center.

Leian lives in Redondo Beach with her husband, Ed, their sons, Brandon and Ryan, and their "puggle" (half-pug, half-beagle), Piglet.

Dr. Chen's Days: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

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.

Dr. Salyer's Days: Mon (AM), Wed, Thurs

Kelly V. Sidhpura, MD On July 11, 2017, Dr. Kelly Sidhpura joined our practice. Dr. Sidhpura comes to us from UCLA where she worked as a pediatric hospitalist from 2014 - 2017. 

She lives in Marina del Rey with her husband and their two little girls.  She will return from maternity leave on May 8, 2018.

Dr. Sidhpura's Days: Tues, Wed, Fri


Tammy E. Yuen, MD 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.

Covering Doctors: 

Ramona Davoudpour, MD 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 we love every minute she's in the office!

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

Harvey Harris, MD completed his undergraduate program at UCLA and his medical schooling at Stanford. He then completed his internship at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis, his residency at University of Illinois Research and Educational Hospital, and his mini-fellowship at the University of North Carolina. He also served in the military as a First Lieutenant and Captain with the U.S. Air Force. He was with Buenaventura Medical Group until they were bought out by Kaiser in 2006. In the years following, Dr. Harris worked in both private and clinic practices in California and Army Medical Centers in North Carolina and Washington state. He has been married to his wonderful wife Jessica for 57 years and has two children and six grandchildren.

Dr. Harris will be covering Dr. Chen's maternity leave May 2, 2017 - July 28, 2017.