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Dr. Pritha DewanjeePritha Dewanjee, DO

Hometown:
Carlsbad, CA

About Me:
I entered medicine when I saw the inequalities in access to healthcare. I knew I had to go into pediatrics when I felt a need to advocate for the children I saw during my rotations in medical school. I also loved the ripple effect of pediatrics where I could inspire change in whole families by treating a single child. 

What I love about Valley Children’s: 
I love the grassroots origins of the hospital, the wide breadth of our patient population and our awesome mascot, George the giraffe! 

Hobbies:
Trying new cuisines, traveling, learning largely useless trivia 

Advocacy, Interests and Research Accomplishments:
I’m interested in community medicine, immigrant health, LGBTQ+ health...basically if I can help improve someone’s access to healthcare or experiences with healthcare, I’m all in. Before I decided to pursue pediatrics, I researched how strokes in older adults impacted motor function.