John H. Samson, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Samson is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine at USC as well as the UCI School of Medicine. He teaches pediatric residents and medical students at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital and at Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach. He completed his pediatric training at L.A. Children’s Hospital and spent an extra year as Chief Resident. Following that, he completed a two-year tour of duty as Chief of Pediatrics for the 862nd Medical Group in Minot, North Dakota. He then joined the full-time faculty at L.A. Children’s Hospital as Director of the Intern-Residency Training Program and Director of Inpatient Services. In 1970 he joined the staff of the Pediatric Medical Center, Long Beach, California in the private practice of pediatrics while maintaining his faculty appointments as Clinical Professor to the present time. He and his wife Carol have been blessed with 13 children.

Michael L. Goodin, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Goodin is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC as well as the UCI school of Medicine. He supervises and teaches pediatric residents and medical students at Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, California and UC Hospital. After completing his residency at Los Angeles Children’s Hospital he was selected to spend an additional year there as Chief Pediatric Resident. He then spent one year in the private practice of pediatrics in Northern California before returning to Southern California and joining the staff of the Pediatric Medical Center in 1971. In addition to the private practice of pediatrics, he has maintained his faculty appointments at USC and UCI. He and his wife Jeanne have raised three daughters and are blessed with nine grandchildren.

Louis P. Theriot, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Theriot is an Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the UCI School of Medicine. He supervises and instructs medical students and pediatric residents at the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and the Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach. He spent 3 years at the L.A. County-USC Medical Center as a pediatric resident. Following this tour, he stayed an additional year as Chief Resident of Pediatrics. In 1984 he joined the medical staff of the Pediatric Medical Center, Long Beach, California. Since joining this group, he has been in the private practice of pediatrics while maintaining his faculty appointments at both Keck (USC) and UCI. Dr. Theriot and his wife Patricia reside in Long Beach and have raised three sons.

Peter W. Welty, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Welty is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at both Keck School of Medicine of USC and UCI School of Medicine. He supervises and teaches pediatric residents and medical students at LAC-USC Medical Center and Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, California. After completing his pediatric training at LAC-USC Medical Center he joined the staff of the Pediatric Medical Center in the private practice of pediatrics while maintaining his faculty appointments at Keck (USC) and UCI Schools of Medicine. He has been a contributing child care columnist for the Long Beach Press Telegram and other publications. He and his wife Anne have raised four lovely daughters.

Lori Livingston, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Livingston is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCI School of Medicine. She supervises and teaches pediatric residents and medical students at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. Dr. Livingston graduated from the University of California, San Diego summa cum laude with a degree in Animal Physiology and a minor in Dance. Subsequently, she attended the University of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine where she received her doctorate. Dr. Livingston completed her pediatric training at UCI and became a member of the Pediatric Medical Center staff in 2007. She resides in Seal Beach with her husband Jason and their two young children.

Brinda Singh, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Singh is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCI School of Medicine. She supervises and teaches pediatric residents and medical students at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. Dr. Singh graduated from Brown University with a degree in English Literature. After volunteering for a year with AmeriCorps in inner city Boston, she returned to her home state to attend medical school at The University of Oklahoma. She then moved to California to complete her pediatric residency at UC Irvine serving an additional year as chief resident. She spent the next 8 years as a hospitalist at Miller Children’s Hospital caring for acutely ill children before joining the staff of Pediatric Medical Center in 2014. Dr. Singh and her husband Brian reside in Huntington Beach with their two sons.

Nicolas Ripp, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Dr. Ripp is a Southern California native and grew up in Orange County. After attending Brea Olinda High School he went to Rice University in Houston, TX where he obtained a B.S. degree in Bioengineering. From there he moved to Chicago, IL where he attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. After medical school he moved back to Southern California to complete his pediatric residency at UC Irvine where he worked at Miller Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Orange County. He became a member of the Pediatric Medical Center staff in 2015.