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Huntington Health welcomes three pediatricians to the Arcadia, La Canada and Pasadena Huntington Health Physicians offices

Huntington Health welcomes three pediatricians to the Arcadia, La Canada and Pasadena Huntington Health Physicians offices
Sep 25 2023

Huntington Health, an affiliate of Cedars Sinai, announced three expert pediatricians, Christine Chen, MD, Francesca Corley, MD, and Hailey Heer, MD, have joined Huntington Health Physicians (HHP). With offices in three San Gabriel cities – Arcadia, La Canada and Pasadena – the HHP team of pediatricians provides world-class medical care to 25,000 children each year.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Dr.’s Chen, Corley and Heer to our Huntington Health Physicians family,” says Shital Arya, MD, medical director, Huntington Health Physicians. “We are proud to be expanding our team of expert physicians to increase access to this essential care for children in our community. Our pediatric caregivers, with added support from our dedicated nurses and office staff, are ready to help local families with their immediate and ongoing health care needs as their trusted partners for years to come.”

Huntington Health pediatricians are dedicated to ensuring children’s optimal health and well-being. They provide exceptional care to meet the unique needs of children – from infants to adolescents – through every stage of their development.

Meet the pediatricians who recently joined HHP to provide the highest level of care for their patients:

Christine Chen, MD, is an outstanding board-certified pediatrician with clinical expertise in performing Gomco circumcisions and attending high-risk deliveries and cesarean sections of term and near-term infants. She earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and completed her pediatric residency at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She joins the Arcadia office from Optum Magan Medical Clinic – a Division of Optum/OptumCare, where she was a staff physician. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association. Dr. Chen and her family live in Arcadia.

Francesca Corley, MD, is a talented pediatrician known for her excellent patient care and exceptional leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Dr. Corley earned her medical degree at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center. She has participated in multiple projects to improve children’s health in her community, including creating asset maps of local food resources, providing nutrition education and improving discharge orders. Dr. Corley provides expert care at the La Canada office.

Hailey Heer, MD, MS, is a dedicated pediatrician who is certified in the Neonatal Resuscitation Program and will be board-certified in November 2023. Dr. Heer received her medical degree and Master of Science in pharmacology at Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans. She completed her pediatric residency through UCLA’s program. She has volunteered at many organizations, including Venice Family Clinic, where she provided resources for physical activity and free food markets and created a live webinar about nutrition, exercise and mindfulness. She has also mentored at MedPals and tutored for New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School and AmeriCorps, where she received a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for her service. Dr. Heer provides excellent care at the Pasadena office.    

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