UC San Diego Pediatrics Associates

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UC San Diego


UC San Diego


Stanford University School of Medicine

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Dr. Lawrence Ma is a board-certified pediatrician and internal medicine doctor who provides primary care for children, adults and seniors, including preventive care and diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic diseases. He is a part of UC San Diego Health's pediatrics program, which offers comprehensive care for infants, children and teenagers, through all their developmental stages, in a supportive, family-friendly environment. Specifically, Dr. Ma's areas of care focus on children with complex medical problems and helping them transition to adult care. He also has advanced training in geriatric medicine, and has a special interest in maintaining the health and wellness of older adults as they transition through the stages of aging.

As a primary care physician in an academic medical center, Dr. Ma is active in teaching medical students, residents and fellows.

He completed a fellowship in geriatrics at Stanford School of Medicine and a residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where he also earned his medical degree. He is a member of the American College of Physicians.

During his residency, Dr. Ma received the Arnold P. Gold Foundation's Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, one of the greatest honors among residents that recognizes an individual for their demonstrated professionalism and stature as a role model to medical students.

Outside of work, Dr. Ma enjoys cooking with friends and spending time outdoors gardening and surfing. He speaks fluent Mandarin.

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