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Practice Philosophy

I believe providing excellent care to a child not only includes the care while they are in the hospital, but also to educate the family and patients on how they can prevent further illness and avoid needing hospitalization in the future.

Board certified in general pediatrics, Dr. Ryan Tucker joined Valley Children's as a pediatric hospitalist in 2017. He is also a certified osteopathic physician and surgeon. 

Fluent in medical Spanish, Dr. Tucker has done volunteer missions to Mexico City; Guadalajara, Mexico and the Dominican Republic as well as volunteering in San Diego where he attended the University of San Diego as an undergraduate. After graduating with honors, he completed medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine-Bradenton in Florida. Dr. Tucker then completed his pediatric residency training at UCSF Fresno.
Dr. Tucker is also involved in research and academic projects such as acute asthma research and assessing resident competency in respiratory management of neonates.

Additional Information

  • Emergency Medical Response Team Committee Co-Chair
  • Valley Children's Pediatric Residency Coach
  • Clinical Associate Professor (Affiliated) - Stanford University School of Medicine