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Michelle Sykes, MD;PHD

Valley Children’s Medical Group Doctor
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Michelle Sykes, MD, PhD
Board-certified in pediatric cardiology and general pediatrics

About Dr. Sykes
Dr. Michelle Sykes joined Valley Children’s and the Akers Specialty Care Center team in Visalia as a pediatric cardiologist in 2018.

Dr. Sykes comes to Valley Children’s most recently from Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital/Stanford University School of Medicine, where she completed a senior clinical fellowship in pediatric pulmonary hypertension. She has also completed a clinical fellowship in pediatric cardiology at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard University School of Medicine, where she was part of a group awarded the Matthew’s Hearts of Hope research grant recognizing pediatric fellows conducting research to advance knowledge of congenital heart defects. She completed her residency in general pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center/The University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine.

Recognizing the link between children’s health and their environment, Dr. Sykes is passionate about giving voice to children’s health issues. Her advocacy interests and experiences range from a cord blood bank project to hunger, food banks and homeless clinics. She is a co-founder and long-time leader of Innovations in Biomedicine, an online journal review group for practicing pediatric cardiologists.  

Dr. Sykes has also been a part of numerous research studies, publications and poster presentations at national and international meetings.