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Carol Nader, MD

Dr. Carol Nader, Class of 2026

Hometown: Pacific Grove, CA

Medical School: California Northstate University College of Medicine

Why did you choose Valley Children's Pediatric Residency Program?
I admired the incredible positive impact Valley Children's has on its community; the amount of advocacy is one of the many reasons why I wanted to work here. When I rotated here as a medical student, I instantly felt like a part of the team and I enjoyed coming in every day. I loved how proud the residents and attendings sounded when they spoke about their experience at Valley Children's, and everyone is so friendly!

Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with friends and family, hiking and spending time outdoors, coming up with puns, knitting, coin collecting, and reading.

Advocacy and Research Interests and Accomplishments: I volunteered at student-run clinics in the Sacramento area and participated in community health events focused on prevention and patient education. I assisted with research focused on cardiac stem cells, particularly looking at implanting stem cells to repair fibrotic heart tissue after a heart attack. I also did data analysis that looked at the fetal effects of metformin in pregnant women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). My research partner and I got to present a poster at a national conference!

Care Philosophy: I believe that patients and their families should be informed about their care at all times. Transparency is key to maintaining a doctor-patient relationship based on trust, and I always want my patients to feel that I am on their team and will support them every step of the way.