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Elizabeth Salsburg


Hiker and baker of pies

Dr. Elizabeth Salsburg is a general practice pediatrician who specializes in caring for children with complex medical needs and providing lactation support to mothers of newborns. She serves as division chief of general pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and leads the peer review process for admissions to general pediatrics, which helps improve patient care. She also provides pediatric care at the George Mark Children's House for children with complex medical needs receiving respite or end-of-life care.

Salsburg earned her medical degree at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, where she also completed a residency in pediatrics. She completed additional training at the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network in Australia. Salsburg received a Gold award from Berkeley Parents Press for being one of the area's best pediatricians, according to those who submitted votes. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Salsburg believes that community doctors should be involved in their medical community as well as the wider community. She has served on a committee focused on improving quality of care and the patient experience. When her children were young, she volunteered locally for Little League Baseball, helped organize school fundraisers, cheered for their sports teams and applauded at their jazz concerts.

  • Education

    UConn School of Medicine, MD, 1992

  • Residencies

    UConn School of Medicine, Pediatrics, 1995

I am so fortunate to be a part of my patients' medical teams from birth to adulthood. Children's approach to life is inspiring and often fun!

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