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. Hamilton 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. Chen 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. Salyer 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, Wednesdays (AM), Thursdays
Dr. Salyer offers new parent interviews on Thursdays at 1:00pm
Lily M. Marouf, M.D., F.A.A.P., grew up in Los Angeles, California. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Biology at the University of California, San Diego and then completed her medical degree at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel. She then completed her pediatric residency training at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York. Prior to joining Pacific Ocean Pediatrics, she worked as an inpatient pediatric hospitalist and Clinical Instructor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and served as an Assistant Professor at David Gefen School of Medicine at UCLA, training pediatric residents rotating through Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Marouf holds staff privileges at Providence-St. John's Health Center and UCLA-Santa Monica Medical Center.
She lives in Brentwood with her husband, Yoav, and her two children.
Dr. Marouf’s days in office: Monday through Thursday
Dr. Marouf offers new parent interviews on Wednesdays at 1:00pm
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
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 studies 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 help her patients reach their full potential. Tammy lives in Westwood with her husband, two children and her cat, Whiskey.