Rhobe Brager, DO
I was born and raised in Stockton in the Northern Central Valley and received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biology at the University of the Pacific. While at UOP, I enjoyed working for a student-run nonprofit tutoring local children from grades K-12. During medical school, I rediscovered my passion for working with children and decided that being a pediatrician was the only thing I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
What I love about Valley Children's:
As a Central Valley native, I always envisioned myself returning to the Valley to practice and give back to the medically underserved area I grew up in. Being part of Valley Children’s fulfills that dream perfectly, and I am so honored to be part of a healthcare system with such a fervent sense of community and pride in the work they do. As a resident, one of the many things I love about Valley Children’s is that it’s a freestanding children’s hospital with endless learning opportunities due to its accessibility to all specialties, enormous catchment area and diverse patient population.
In my free time, I enjoy music and dancing, reading, arts and crafts, cooking, being outdoors and spending quality time with my husband, our two small children and our lab/shepherd mutt.
Health promotion and disease prevention, child development, learning differences
In my past life, I studied microbiology, and wrote my thesis on characterizing potential secretion components that increase secretion of recombinant proteins in the yeast Pichia pastoris.
As a parent myself, I fully believe in the importance of the physician-parent relationship and shared decision making when it comes to taking care of children. Each individual child and family is unique, and I aim to provide the best care according to their personal preferences in a respectful, supportive, and safe environment.