We are delighted to introduce our patients to Dr. Ofir Mekel, who will be joining our office in January 2023.
Ofir (“Dr. O”) was born in New York City and moved to Los Angeles at the age of six. Inspired by her San Fernando pediatrician, she has wanted to be a pediatrician for a long as she can remember. Ofir earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and in Public Health from The University of California, Berkeley. She went on to obtain a Master of Science degree from the University of Southern California, and then received her Medical Degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.
Ofir completed her pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), after which she was given the honor to serve an additional year as Chief Resident. She is a board-certified Pediatrician and Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition, as a Certified Lactation Counselor, she has training in lactation and breastfeeding medicine. Ofir has been an Assistant Professor at USC and practicing as a General Pediatrician at CHLA for almost three years.
Happily married to her college sweetheart, Derek, Ofir is a proud mom of two children from whom she learns every day. She is thrilled to be joining our office and opening her own practice in the community where she was raised, and looks forward to building trusting and lasting relationships with patients and their families.
We are excited and proud to have Dr. O, a very well-trained, friendly, warm and professional pediatrician, join our practice. We are confident you will like her very much.