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Darrow D. De Luca


Pediatric hospitalist
Soccer player and comics enthusiast

Dr. Darrow D. De Luca is a pediatrician who cares for hospitalized children with a wide range of conditions. He has particular interests in research-based medicine and health education for his patients and their families.

De Luca earned his medical degree from the University of Sydney. He completed a residency in pediatrics at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. In his training, he gained experience in hospital care during widespread emergencies and disasters, treating victims of the H1N1 swine flu in 2009 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

De Luca enjoys spending free time with his two sons, who have taught him about swimming, gymnastics, Pokémon, PAW Patrol and PJ Masks.

  • Education

    University of Sydney School of Medicine, MD, 2008

  • Residencies

    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Pediatrics, 2013

I love working with children. They can overcome illness and adversity at a pace that astounds me.

Fetal surgery firsts

The first open fetal surgery in the world was performed at UCSF in the early 1980s.

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