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Our Pediatricians

Your child is our top priority

Meet our team at Peninsula Pediatric Medical Group. Please take a few moments to learn about our skilled practitioners and our friendly, nurturing staff.

At Peninsula Pediatric Medical Group, we consider it both a great joy and responsibility to care for children. Most of us are parents ourselves, so we strive to be understanding and available to the families we are privileged to serve. We are honored that you have chosen us as your child's primary medical provider and are confident that you will be pleased with the quality of care and service that we can provide you and your family.

A vital part of our service to children begins with our outstanding staff, who work hard to manage and maintain a professional, caring and supportive environment for our patients in a timely manner. Our doctors are lifelong learners. Not only have they received advanced medical training in pediatrics, they continually pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest in children's health care.

Your child's health is as important to us as it is to you. We look forward to providing you with the excellent medical care your child deserves.

All of our pediatricians are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

San Mateo Care Team

Lauren Harper, MD

Lauren Harper, MD, loves working with children and families to come up with creative solutions tailored to each family’s lifestyle and approach. She draws from her experience as a pediatric hospitalist at Stanford, a teacher, and a medical volunteer in Argentina and Haiti. After working in the NICU, she developed a special interest in caring for newborns and supporting new parents. She is passionate about environmental health and empowering families to keep their children safe and healthy, from the foods they eat to where they live and play. Dr. Harper grew up in the Bay Area and enjoys living in San Francisco where her hobbies include hiking in the Presidio, bird-watching, dancing and reading.

Geoffrey Hart-Cooper, MD

Geoffrey Hart-Cooper, MD, graduated with honors from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He also completed additional fellowships at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Fulbright. As a former teacher and swim coach, he is known for making visits comfortable and educational for both kids and parents. He enjoys the breadth of pediatrics and works with children of all ages–newborns, toddlers, school-age children and adolescents. He has a particular interest in working with adolescents as they transition into adulthood, as well as LGBTQ youth and families.

Vanita Jindal, MD

Vanita Jindal, MD, creates compassionate bonds with her patients and works collaboratively with their families for a team-centered approach to health care for children of all ages. She is passionate about helping new parents and enjoys teaching newborn baby care classes at local medical centers. Because of her training in endocrinology, Dr. Jindal specializes in issues pertaining to growth, puberty, and nutrition. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and believes being a mother has made her a more empathetic pediatrician.

Peter Wang, MD

Peter Wang, MD, has been in practice for over 25 years. He has special interests in allergy, asthma, nutrition, social-emotional health, sports medicine, and the needs of young athletes. When away from the office, Dr. Wang finds great joy in spending time with his wife and two children.

Jenny Yang, MD

Jenny Yang, MD, provides comprehensive care for children of all ages and has special interest in child development and preventive care. She is passionate about serving the community and building strong relationships with families in her practice. Dr. Yang enjoys working with new parents and teaches newborn and baby care classes at Mills Peninsula Medical Center. She also enjoys playing the piano and violin, traveling, volunteering with local community groups, and spending time with her husband, son, and daughter.

    Burlingame Care Team

    Carina Baird, MD

    Carina Baird, MD, thoroughly enjoys children and their families. Her passion is building a strong, collaborative partnership with parents from the time they bring their newborn home from the hospital through seeing their adolescent off to college. She draws on experiences from her education and training at University of California, San Francisco; working as a neonatal hospitalist at Mills Peninsula; teaching clinical pediatrics at San Francisco General Hospital; and being a mother to four young sons. Outside of work, Dr. Baird loves spending time with her family and enjoys reading, travel, and playing piano. She has worked abroad and is fluent in Spanish.

    Jeffrey Tan, MD

    Jeffrey Tan, MD, has clinical interests that encompass all of general pediatrics but he especially enjoys getting to know children and their families. Dr. Tan has been on the yearly list of the Bay Area’s Top Doctors by San Francisco Magazine since 2015. When not at work, Dr. Tan enjoys biking, traveling, movies, and spending time with his wife and two children.

    Tara Tanaka, MD

    Tara Tanaka, MD, is passionate about being both a mother and doctor. She truly values the relationships she develops with her patients and families over time. Dr. Tanaka is devoted to helping families and children create healthy habits and important life skills from the start. Her areas of interest include nutrition, integrative medicine, child behavior, and development. She received the Sutter Medical Quality Care Award in 2019. In her spare time, Dr. Tanaka enjoys running, cooking, returning to her “roots” and family in Hawaii, and spending time with her husband and two children.

    David Wanderman, MD

    David Wanderman, MD, enjoys caring for children of all ages, especially newborns. Dr. Wanderman strives to understand the child in the context of the whole family and seeks to develop a collaborative relationship with the patient and family, whether they’re discussing complex conditions or an overall approach to wellness and healing. Dr. Wanderman enjoys vegetarian cooking, hiking, running, and spending time with his wife and two young children. He is the chair of pediatrics for Mills Peninsula Medical Center.

    Jean Yuan, MD

    Jean Yuan, MD, enjoys caring for children of all ages and working collaboratively with families through all aspects of pediatric care. As a mother of two boys, she has a strong interest in working with new parents and has given talks in the community on topics related to pediatrics and parenting. She has worked with children in international and disaster-relief settings. In her spare time, Dr. Yuan enjoys hiking, playing tennis and reading.

    Kali Zivitz, MD

    Kali Zivitz, MD, enjoys the range of pediatrics and takes great pleasure in assisting parents in navigating the various stages of childhood from birth through adolescence. She has a particular interest in nutrition as well as newborn issues, having worked in the nurseries at Mills Peninsula Medical Center and California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco. She is also interested in helping parents understand the impact of social media and screens on our children and teens. When not at work, Dr. Zivitz enjoys running, camping, traveling, reading, and baking as well as spending time with her three boys.

      Menlo Park Care Team

      Geoffrey Hart-Cooper, MD

      Geoffrey Hart-Cooper, MD, graduated with honors from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed his pediatric residency at the University of California, San Francisco. He also completed additional fellowships at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Fulbright. As a former teacher and swim coach, he is known for making visits comfortable and educational for both kids and parents. He enjoys the breadth of pediatrics and works with children of all ages–newborns, toddlers, school-age children and adolescents. He has a particular interest in working with adolescents as they transition into adulthood, as well as LGBTQ youth and families.

      Jennifer Kaufman, MD

      Jennifer Kaufman, MD, graduated with honors from NYU Grossman School of Medicine in New York and completed her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. She enjoys the entire range of pediatrics and takes particular interest in newborns and the issues new parents face. As a mother of two children, she loves providing practical, mom-tested advice to her patients. In 2016, she was the recipient of both the Sutter Medical Quality Care Award and the Clinical Excellence Award for Primary Care from the Packard Children’s Health Alliance. She has written several articles for new parents on parenting skills.

      Ambreen Syed, MD

      Ambreen Syed, MD, was born and raised in Oregon. She attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed her residency and internship at Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Jacobi Medical Center. Dr. Syed thoroughly enjoys working with the family unit and guiding them through the various stages of development. In addition to working with children and new families, Dr. Syed has a strong interest in medical education and draws from her clinical teaching experience at Jacobi Medical Center in New York. In her free time she loves spending time with her husband and two young children and enjoys cooking, traveling, and skiing.

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