Amita Saxena, MD, FAAP – Practice Support Task Force Chair
I am a general pediatrician practicing in RWC since 1996, in 2011 I opened a private single-specialty small group practice [Pediatric Wellness Group] with my good friend and colleague Dr. Eileen Chan. I did undergrad in biochem at UC Berkeley, got a Master’s in cell biology from SFSU then went on to med school in St. Louis. I came back to CA to do residency at Stanford which is where I met Eileen. In 2016 I went back to school for an MBA at Santa Clara University which has been very helpful with managing the business side of things. Over the years I’ve participated in different organizations including: the American Academy of Pediatrics where I was a faculty presenter in 2016 and 2017 [Co-presented session on Practice Make-over for pediatricians at the annual National Conference], American College of Physician Executives, San Mateo County Medical Association [president 2013-2014] SQCN Board of Directors [chairperson 2013 to 2017], Advisory Board for SPN IPA, Physician Strategy and Advisory Board for Dignity Health.
COVID reinforced the need for me to have some outside hobbies! I love to travel, read, hike, swim, cook, dance, garden, solve puzzles, arts and crafts, spend time with family and friends and spoil my dogs.