Sabrina Fernandez
Associate Professor
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Dr. Sabrina Fernandez is a primary care pediatrician who cares for children of all ages at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. She sees patients both at the Mount Zion campus and Mission Bay campuses. In her practice, she sees children for routine primary care, health maintenance, and sick visits. Her interests include preventative care, quality improvement and patient-physician communication. Dr. Fernandez enjoys writing, and contributes regularly to the "Healthy Baby/Healthy Child" column in the journal "Pediatric Annals". She is also interested in immunizations, and is a board member of the San Francisco Immunization Coalition ( Lastly, she is dedicated to teaching and mentoring medical students and residents in her practice at UCSF and she is a co-director for Career Launch and Advising in the school of medicine.

Dr. Fernandez is an associate professor of pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She completed her medical degree at UC Davis School of Medicine, followed by residency and chief residency in pediatrics at UCSF.

Education and Training

, 2017 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Chief Residency, 2014 Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco
Pediatrics Residency, 2013 Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco
M.D., 2010 School of Medicine, University of California Davis
B.A., 2005 Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California Berkeley


Alkureishi LA, Fernandez S. High-Yield Adolescent Topics for the Primary Care Pediatrician. Pediatr Ann. 2021 Feb 01; 50(2):e55-e56.
Fernandez S. Adolescent Sleep: Challenges and Solutions for Pediatric Primary Care. Pediatr Ann. 2019 Aug 01; 48(8):e292-e295.
Fernandez S. Music and Brain Development. Pediatr Ann. 2018 Aug 01; 47(8):e306-e308.
Fernandez S. Preventing HIV Infection-What Pediatricians Should Know About HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Pediatr Ann. 2018 Jan 01; 47(1):e2-e4.
Fernandez S. A Pediatrician's Take on a Few Common Infant Urologic and Gynecologic Issues. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Nov 01; 46(11):e397-e399.
Fernandez S. You Can Reduce Secondhand Smoke Exposure! Prescribing Nicotine Replacement in the Pediatrician's Office. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Sep 01; 46(9):e315-e318.
Fernandez S. Anxiety Disorders in Childhood and Adolescence: A Primary Care Approach. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Jun 01; 46(6):e213-e216.
Fernandez S. Long-Acting Reversible Contraception: A Primer for the Primary Care Pediatrician. Pediatr Ann. 2017 Mar 01; 46(3):e79-e82.
Fernandez S. Oral Health Basics-What Every Pediatrician Should Know. Pediatr Ann. 2016 Nov 01; 45(11):e379-e381.
Fernandez S. Aluminum in Vaccines: Addressing Parents' Concerns. Pediatr Ann. 2016 Jul 01; 45(7):e231-3.
Santiago S. Adolescent Concussion and Return-to-Learn. Pediatr Ann. 2016 Mar; 45(3):e73-5.
Santiago S. Treating Teen Depression in Primary Care. Pediatr Ann. 2015 Nov; 44(11):466-70.
Santiago S. Food Allergies and Eczema. Pediatr Ann. 2015 Jul; 44(7):265-7.
Santiago S. Formula frustrations. Pediatr Ann. 2015 Feb; 44(2):51-4.