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Message From The Chair

Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

For more than 100 years, our department has distinguished itself in educating the next generation of physicians, delivering excellent clinical care to young patients, and constantly improving treatment options through biomedical research.

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Sunitha Kaiser, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics

Contact Info

Box 3214

550 16th Street

San Francisco, CA 94143

Phone: (415) 476-5001



  • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD,  BA, public health studies, 2000-04
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO,  MD, 2004-2008
  • University of California, San Francisco, internship, pediatrics, 2008-09
  • University of California, San Francisco, residency, pediatrics, 2009-11
  • University of California, San Francisco, chief resident, pediatrics, 2011-12

Board Certification

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2011)

Clinical Expertise

  • General pediatrics

Research Interests

  • International health
  • Pediatric hospitalist medicine
  • Medical education
  • Neonatal sepsis

UCSF Program Affiliations

  • UCSF general pediatrics


Dr. Suni Kaiser is an assistant clinical professor at UCSF in the divisions of General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine.  She graduated with a degree in Public Health Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and then attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. She specialized in pediatrics and then subsequently served as a chief resident at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Kaiser joined the UCSF faculty in 2012 for both clinical activity and research.


Current Research

Dr. Kaiser’s research spans several areas. During her pediatric training, she began international research based in India on management of neonatal sepsis in resource-poor settings. She is currently also engaged in research around medical education, centered on the launch of the first comprehensive online residency curriculum in the nation. In 2013, she will pursue a fellowship in general inpatient pediatrics and plans to continue her involvement with both clinical and medical education research.

Last updated 02-24-2015