Healthy Kids - Spring 2021

SAMUEL LANCE , MD Division of Plastic Surgery

PICU is the epitome of how teams successfully work together to take care of critically ill children. She loves her job and loves helping other employees at the bedside. “I love working at Rady Children’s,” she says. “We do something that is so incredibly rewarding in taking care of the community and our children.” COVID-19 has created layers of challenges, but it has also allowed Dr. Harvey and her team to rise to the occasion. “We’ve been very lucky in pediatrics—kids are doing really well. We just have to keep taking care of each other and we’re going to get through this.” SCOTT HERSKOVITZ, MD Division of Emergency Medicine Scott Herskovitz, MD, is honored to have earned the respect of his coworkers. “When you have peers that recognize you are going above and beyond or doing something special — it’s probably one of the greatest feelings,” he says. His job as an emergency physician is a tough one, but also very rewarding. He’s also the wellness chair for the Emergency Department, which complements his passion for equity and diversity. In this role, Dr. Herskovitz plans fun activities for the faculty to raise their morale, which is especially important during this difficult time. ANUJA JINDAL, MD Division of Neurology Anuja Jindal, MD, is a pediatric neurologist with a specialty in neurodevelopmental


behavioral standpoint. “It’s a new way of me seeing what their unique challenges are,” she says. Dr. Jindal is also an educator who works closely with trainees, medical students, residents and fellows. “I love the teaching aspect of it. It’s really cool to see different trainees grow.” She’s honored and humbled by the shout- out from her teammates. “I love my colleagues and I love working in this division. The fact that I have peers that value me in this way is really special.”

We do something that is so incredibly rewarding in taking care of the community and

SAMUEL LANCE, MD Division of Plastic Surgery

“For me, the passion is changing patients’ lives,” says craniofacial surgeon Samuel Lance, MD. His work on patients who have suffered a disfiguring injury or a congenital anomaly is transformative, both physically and psychologically. “I think that we impact them in so many different ways,” he says. “That’s what drives me to come to work.” Also, a big part of Dr. Lance’s job serves a teaching role, providing instruction to fellows and residents. “One of the advantages of being at Rady Children’s is the opportunity to take on several different hats.”

our children — HELEN HARVEY

SARAH MARIETTI, MD Division of Urology

Doctors like Sarah Marietti, MD, often see patients from the time they’re born till adulthood. “I love working with the kids that we see year after year after year, and we get to know those families,” she says. She has been with Rady Children’s ever since her fellowship in 2009, and in that time has seen services expand greatly and the multidisciplinary staff grow. “It’s a great group of people and a great group of physicians here,” she says. “It’s really great to be nominated for Cheers for Peers, because it means the people around you recognize the work that you do.”

disabilities. Though there have been some obvious challenges, the pandemic has served as a sort of a blessing in disguise. The rise of telemedicine allowed her to observe patients in a home setting where they’re more comfortable, from a

ANUJA J I NDAL , MD Division of Neurology


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