Brita Moilanen, MD

  • Brita C Moilanen
  • “When I started working with children, I suddenly felt very much at home.”

I considered many specialties when I was in medical school, but when I started working with children, I suddenly felt very much at home. Deciding to be a pediatrician was the easiest decision I've ever made.

For me, communication is a huge part of being a good doctor, and so I try to be a good listener and teacher. Communication is an especially interesting challenge in pediatrics, as I interact with patients from a broad range of ages. From tiny infants to teenagers, new parents to 2 year olds, every patient brings a unique perspective and different ways of expressing concerns.

It's rewarding to watch my patients grow. Seeing 9-year-old patients I met as newborns makes my career worthwhile. When I am not at work caring for children, I am attempting the herculean task of being a mom to two ridiculously lovely little people of my own. This makes it very easy for me to relate to other parents.



Work and Education

Professional Education

UC Irvine School of Medicine, Irvine, CA, 2001


Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, 2004

Board Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics