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Our Care Team

Candida Brown, MD

Candida Brown, MD, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. During her youth, she was a nationally ranked gymnast until a knee injury closed that chapter in her life. Through her own physical therapy, she became interested in the medical field, and attended the University of Illinois College of Health Professions, graduating in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She then moved to Houston where she worked as an OTR first at The Methodist Hospital, and then in the local school district where she provided occupational therapy services to children with special needs. Through her experiences as an OTR, she found her passion in caring for children with neurological concerns.

Jonathan Hecht, MD, PhD

Jonathan Hecht, MD, PhD,  - "I love working with kids and I think the brain is the most interesting thing in medicine. Neurology is such an exciting field because there's so much new science happening right now. I feel privileged to be able to explain the complicated science of the brain to families in ways they can understand to better care for their child."

Dawn Saborit, MA, MS, RN, CPNP

Dawn Saborit, MA, MS, RN, CPNP, was born and raised in Fairfax County, Virginia the oldest of five children. After moving to San Francisco in college, she took up French and then spent two years in France before returning to San Francisco to obtain her bachelors degree in French Language and Literature from San Francisco State University. After the premature birth of her daughter in 1990 she knew she wanted to pursue a career working with children with special needs. She returned to San Francisco State University and in 1994 obtained a Master of Arts in Early Childhood Special Education. In 2005, her professional role at the Child Development Center at CPMC was expanded to include working in the Whitney High Risk Follow-Up Clinic performing standardized developmental assessments on premature infants. Shortly thereafter, she became a contracted developmental specialist with Golden Gate Regional Center in San Francisco and Marin working with children with disabilities in their homes. Joining Diablo Valley Child Neurology as a nurse practitioner in September 2011 was truly the culmination of a dream. She hopes that parents will find that her background in child development enhances and complements her training as a nurse practitioner.