Dr. Valerie J. Flaherman is a pediatrician with special interests in breastfeeding and preventive care for newborns.

Flaherman's research investigates issues related to breastfeeding.

Flaherman earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and her master of public health degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed a residency in pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and a residency in preventive medicine at UCSF.

  • Education

    Harvard Medical School, 1992

    UC Berkeley School of Public Health, MPH, 2004

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Pediatrics, 1996

    UCSF, Preventive Medicine, 2005

  • Board Certifications

    Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Clinics I work with



Pediatric Primary Care Clinic

Pediatric Primary Care Clinic

San Francisco / Oakland / San Mateo

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    Wander outside into our Butterfly Garden in Oakland and our healing gardens at Mission Bay.