Lidia Alonso Shadrick, MD

Was born and raised in California. She completed her undergraduate and graduate training through the UCR/UCLA Biomedical Sciences Program. She went on to complete her pediatric training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She has dedicated the last 10 years practicing general pediatrics at a local nonprofit community health center caring for the uninsured and the underserved children in the Santa Clarita Valley.  She is married and has a son. She enjoys any free time she has camping with her family.


Kathy Brockett, MD

Was born in Los Angeles, went to college and medical school at UC San Diego and did her pediatric residency at USC-Los Angeles County Hospital. She is married and has one child. She has been with Valencia Pediatrics since 1988. She does not care who wins the USC-UCLA games.


Rebecca Whitney Mandel, MD

Was born in New Hampshire, resided in Maine and attended Harvard University. She went to Tulane for medical school where she obtained her MD and a Master’s Degree in Public Health. She then saw the light and came to California for her residency at UCLA and spent an extra year as chief resident. She and her husband live in Hollywood and spend their free time at the movies and running after their two children.


Michael Schoenwetter, MD

 Is a native Californian who went to college at UCLA, medical school at UC Irvine and did his pediatric training at UCLA. He was chosen to be chief resident for an additional year. He is married and has two children. He is an avid fantasy football player and is a truly “handicapped golfer."  He and Dr Stern have created NewbornCare101, a website and instructional DVD for new parents. 

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Brian Kirschner, MD

Was born in New Jersey. He attended the College of William and Mary in Virginia and Medical College of Virginia. He completed his residency at UCLA, as well as being chosen to be chief resident. He is married and has two children. Enjoys football, fantasy football and hockey.


Neela Sethi, MD

Dr. Neela Sethi was born and raised in Palos Verdes, California.  She attended the University of California at Los Angeles for her undergraduate training, and graduated both Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a major in Psychobiology.  She stayed a loyal Bruin and continued at UCLA medical school, where she graduated with honors.  She completed her residency in Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.  Her special interests include childhood obesity, nutrition and breastfeeding advocacy.  She is also trained as a certified lactation educator.