• Lara Anne Lembach
  • “Kids are so much fun to be around.”

I always knew I wanted to be a pediatrician because kids are so much fun to be around. Children are open, brutally honest, affectionate and resilient. Even when they are sick and miserable, they do and say the cutest, funniest things. As a pediatrician, you get to watch children grow up and become contributing members of society. It's amazing to think you helped play a very small part in that process. Pediatrics is so rewarding that I can't imagine doing any other type of medicine.

I have a collaborative approach to health care. As a physician, I am the leader of the health care team, but I value input from all members of the team, including parents. I also have two children, so I can relate to a lot of the challenges parents face. Ultimately, we all have a vested interest in providing the best care possible to every child, and we all need to work together to make that happen.



Work and Education

Professional Education

University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, 1995


Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, CA, 1998

Board Certifications

Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics