Rebecca Filbrandt, MD
BS in Biochemistry and BA in Sociocultural Anthropology, UC San Diego
American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, St. Maarten
Why did you choose Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program?
I chose to come to Valley Children’s because of the genuine vibe and passion for kids that resonates amongst our residency program leadership. I am continually inspired by the gratitude expressed by our patient population and the range of pathology present in the Central Valley.
Clinical Research and Advocacy:
My clinical research is focused on Disseminated Coccidoidomycosis (Valley Fever), which I presented at the 2018 IDSA Annual Conference in San Francisco. I also organized the inaugural Adolescent Reproductive Health Symposium at Valley Children's Hospital with my co-resident, Dr. Cristina Vargas, to educate providers in the Central Valley, where the teen birth rate is almost twice the national average. I enjoy volunteering with the Fresno County School District Mobile Health Unit and Migrant Health Clinics throughout the Central Valley.
Backpacking or cross-country skiing in Yosemite, Kings Canyon, and Sequoia National Parks – all just a short drive away! Cycling, baking muffins and playing ukulele.
After residency, I plan to return to Chico to join my mom’s pediatric rural health clinic.