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February 20, 2019 –  We received our building permit and construction is underway!

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January 25, 2019 – Meet Dr. Chao!

dr. david chaoDr. David Chao is excited to be joining the PM Pediatrics team as a staff physician at its upcoming LA practice! Dr. Chao hails from the east coast (born and raised in South Jersey), but has made California his home for the past 3 years (and LOVES it!). He received his undergraduate degree in Honors Biology at Harvard College. He received his medical training at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, completing both a residency in General Pediatrics and a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine under the guidance of some of the pioneers in the field of pediatric medicine. He is board certified in both fields. He has a special interest in psychiatric and behavioral emergencies in children, having completed two years of adult and pediatric psychiatry training as well. Dr. Chao has published research papers and chapters in numerous medical journals and textbooks on topics related to pediatric emergency medicine and behavioral health. He loves teaching, and has helped to train hundreds of medical students, residents, and fellows. He has worked in both community and academic hospitals in both Las Vegas and San Diego. Outside of his clinical work, he also has a long-standing commitment to international health, having performed research and relief work in Japan, the Netherlands, Botswana, and Haiti. In his free time, Dr. Chao loves traveling, photography, scuba diving, cooking, camping, fishing, reality television, and his imperial Shih-Tzu, Ponchon. He is excited to be joining the PM Pediatrics team in California and helping to serve the healthcare needs of the families of Los Angeles!

January 16, 2019 –


joshua shermanDr. Joshua Sherman is a Regional Medical Director for PM Pediatrics, where he is responsible for leading the development of PM Pediatrics locations in the Los Angeles region, ensuring consistency and excellence, overseeing education and training, as well as clinical operations and quality initiatives for future sites in the region. He also serves as the Medical Director for PM Pediatrics of Pico-Robertson. Prior to joining PM Pediatrics, Dr. Sherman was a faculty attending in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the USC-Keck School of Medicine. He also served as the Associate Director of Emergency Department Quality Improvement, focusing on patient care and safety, as well as the Emergency Division liaison to the Trauma Committee. Dr. Sherman’s clinical research focuses on Virtual Reality for Medical Simulation as well as teamwork and communication among medical providers. Dr. Sherman is board certified in both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. He completed both his Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship and Pediatric residency at Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York. Dr. Sherman earned his medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine at Tel-Aviv University, and received his undergraduate degree from SUNY Binghamton. He strives to provide the highest quality of medical care possible to children, adolescents, and young adults. A transplant from New York, Dr. Sherman lives in Los Angeles with his wife (who is also a pediatrician) and 3 children for the last 5 years.

January 8, 2019- Happy New Year! It’s 2019 and the interior demolition phase of our project is complete at PM Pediatrics on Pico Blvd.  We’re excited to open our doors later this year at our very first California location. Continue checking this page for progress on PM Pediatrics of Los Angeles.

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December 11, 2018-  PM Pediatrics co-founder Dr. Jeffrey Schor met with Nurse Rachel Crook and Dr. Joshua Sherman from our Los Angeles leadership team this week! Stay tuned for our first west coast PM Pediatrics practice opening next year on Pico Blvd. in LA!

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December 7, 2018 –  Dr. Josh Sherman, Medical Director for our upcoming LA office, spent the morning speaking with first graders in the Pico-Robertson neighborhood to answer the medical questions they were most curious about!

Dr. Sherman’s favorite questions?
1. Do the ears have bones and if they do what is smaller the ear bone or teeth?
2. How and why do we burp?

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September 23, 2018 – Come meet PM Pediatrics of Los Angeles Medical Director, Dr. Joshua Sherman, at the Los Angeles Pediatric Society Conference today!

dr. joshua sherman represents pm pediatrics in disneyland at Los Angeles Pediatric Society Conference 

July 25, 2018 – Have you met Dr. Joshua Sherman? Our LA Regional Medical Director is proudly standing in front of the future home of PM Pediatrics LA. We look forward to bringing our specialized urgent care to children in the Los Angeles area!

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July 11, 2018 – We can’t contain our excitement any longer…PM Pediatrics is coming to Los Angeles!

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