ABOUT THE DOCTOR...

 
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     Dr. Sheriff is originally from the windy city of Chicago and moved two years ago with her husband and two young children to sunny California.  She first discovered her love for pediatrics and working with children when she was just 15!  She received her BA in Psychology and her Medical Doctorate from the University of IL at Chicago.  During her Pediatrics training at Loyola Children’s Hospital, she was awarded grants for her work in health education for refugee children.  Dr. Sheriff then started her career as a Pediatric hospitalist at a Chicagoland based children’s hospital where she took care of newborns and sick children admitted to the hospital.  She was the Hospitalist Medical Director as well as the Medical Student Director for many years.  Dr. Sheriff created family centered policies that allowed families to be involved in all aspects of their child’s care.  Life then brought her to the Bay Area where she has been focusing on preventive and wholistic pediatric care.

Dr. Sheriff believes strongly in lifestyle medicine and has a special interest in nutrition, fitness, socio-emotional health as well as special needs.  She is an ACE certified Youth Fitness instructor, serves as medical advisor for Cooking With Kids Foundation, and is a Certified Positive Discipline educator.  Her passion is to bring pediatric medicine back to its roots and focus again on treating the whole child.

In her free time, Dr. Sheriff enjoys family hikes, reading, taekwondo, and international travel!