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Karla Sherwood, DOKarla Sherwood, DO

Aptos, CA

Medical School: 
Touro University of California

About Me:
I grew up in Santa Cruz County and went to UC Berkeley, where I majored in Urban Studies. After graduating from college I worked for an environmental non-profit and then completed my post bacc at Bennington College in Vermont. I headed back to the Bay Area to get my DO/MPH dual degree with a focus in Community Health.  

Why I chose Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program:
The opportunity to help provide care for an underserved population, the high patient volume and acuity, and the warm and welcoming environment make this stand-alone children’s hospital a wonderful and fulfilling place to work and to learn.

Outside of work I like to swim, hike loop trails, read (for fun) books from the library, and go backpacking every once in a while.

Advocacy, Interests and Research Accomplishments:
I'm interested in improving access to care, reproductive education, and social justice in medicine.

Care Philosophy: 
Patient-centered and evidence-based, grounded in multi-disciplinary team care.