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Provider Stories

Get to know the doctors, nurses and staff who make UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals special. How did their lives and training lead them here? What inspires them? Follow stories about these providers and the life-changing care they offer our young patients and families.


Provider Stories: Audrey Foster-Barber

Dr. Audrey Foster-Barber heard her calling to neurology as a teen. As a pediatric neurologist, she cares for children and families in difficult situations.


Provider Stories: Gina Ditto

Gina Ditto is a special education teacher at the Marie Wattis School in the Child Life department. The K-12 school serves children during hospital stays.

Provider Stories: Jonathan Strober

Dr. Jonathan Strober, pediatric neurologist, specializes in treating children who have muscular dystrophy, supporting them when they need him the most.


Provider Stories: Mel Heyman

Dr. Mel Heyman, chief of pediatric gastroenterology, describes how the foods that children eat affect their growth, development, immunity and more.


Provider Stories: Nalin Gupta

Pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Nalin Gupta thrives on the sense of hope that comes from caring for children, through research on life-changing treatments.

Provider stories: Roxana Gonzalez

Inside the Oakland intensive care unit that's saving newborn lives.