UC San Diego’s Department of Pediatrics at the School of Medicine, welcomes two new Chief Residents for the 2012-2013 academic year – Drs. Erin O'Leary and Amira Baker.
Inspired during their intern year of residency by their former Chief Residents, Drs. Helen Harvey and Jodi Sebso, the new Chiefs hope to carry on the same spirit of collegiality and enthusiasm for learning amongst the residents.
"We are excited to have the opportunity to teach, advocate for the residents, and give back to the UCSD Pediatrics Residency Program. We both love taking care of children and we are looking forward to teaching medical students and residents on the wards, at the newborn nursery and at Primary care clinic."
Erin grew up in Costa Mesa, California and is a proud Trojan. She majored in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention studies with a minor in Bioethics at the University of Southern California. She then went to medical school at UC Irvine, where she met her husband, who joined her for pediatrics residency here at UCSD. In her free time, she loves to watch USC football, visit the Elephant Odyssey at the San Diego zoo, and go to the beach. Erin is hoping to be a newborn hospitalist or a general pediatrician here in San Diego.
Amira is from Fairfax, California, and went to Tufts University where she majored in Biology and Spanish. Between college and medical school, she traveled to India, Nepal and East Africa where she summited Mount Kilamanjaro with her twin brother. She returned to California for medical school at the University of Southern California. Her most recent travels have brought her to Central and South America. She is planning on a career in general pediatrics and international health. Amira loves to live at the beach, surf, hike and dance.
"We are so excited this year has gotten off to a great start and we cannot wait to meet all of you and share our enthusiasm for the UCSD Pediatrics Residency Program!"