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Valerie J. Flaherman



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

  • Academic Title


Where I see patients (1)

    Decorative Caduceus

    Understanding the Long-term Impact of COVID on Children and Families

    Initial SARS-CoV-2 infection is reported via remote patient report (electronic, paper or telephone assessments) and EHR. Infection categories include: SARS CoV 2 PCR result, SARS CoV 2 antigen result, SARS CoV 2 antibody result, S...


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    Fetal surgery firsts

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