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Rady Children's Specialists

Team

Co-Directors


Eric W. Edmonds, M.D.
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Andrew Pennock, M.D.

Sports Medicine Physicians

Orthopedic Surgeons

Henry G. Chambers, M.D.
Henry G. Chambers, M.D.
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Maya Pring, M.D.
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C. Douglas Wallace, M.D.
Emily Cidambi
Emily Cidambi, M.D.

 

Sports Medicine Specialists

Suraj Achar, MD
Suraj Achar, M.D
Yu-Tsun Cheng, M.D.
Yu-Tsun Cheng, M.D.
Suraj Achar, MD
Elizabeth Kaufman, M.D.

 

Concussion Specialists


Andrew Skalsky, M.D.

Jeffrey Algra, M.D.

Phoebe Scott-Wyard, D.O
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Susan Biffl, M.D
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Pritha Dalal, M.D.

Joan Le, M.D.

Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioners

.Sunny_ParkSunny Park, CPNP
Sunny joined our team in January 2011. After graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, she earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Johns Hopkins University, followed by a Master of Science in Nursing in 2006. Following graduation, Sunny joined the Pediatric Orthopedics Division of Johns Hopkins, where she gained experience in treating sports injuries, scoliosis and hip conditions. Sunny is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner who works closely with Dr. Dennis Wenger. She also has a special interest in sports injuries. Sunny enjoys playing sports, traveling, spending time with family and friends, and exploring San Diego.

Phil StearnsPhilip Stearns, M.S.N., CPNP
Phil is a board-certified pediatric nurse practitioner and works closely with Andrew Pennock, M.D., specializing in pediatric fracture care. He also has a special interest in pediatric hip and foot disorders. Phil joined the Orthopedic and Scoliosis Center of Children’s Specialists of San Diego (now Rady Children’s Specialists of San Diego) in August of 2000. He graduated from Iona College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and received his master’s degree in nursing from Yale School of Nursing in May of 2000.

Care Coordinator R.N.

Valerie Young-Calandra PhotoValerie Young-Calandra, B.A., ADN
Val joined our team in May 2010 as the Care Coordinator R.N. (specializing in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine) for Dr. Eric Edmonds. Previously, she worked as an inpatient R.N. on the Hospital’s Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Unit. Val came to Rady Children’s with more than 12 years of experience in the field of child and adolescent development. She has a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from San Diego State University and an associate’s degree in nursing.

Athletic Trainers

Kevin Berning, M.S., ATC
Kevin is a board-certified athletic trainer and works closely with Andrew Pennock, M.D., who specializes in sports injuries in adolescents and young adults. Kevin joined the orthopedics team in November of 2022. He received his Bachelor of Science in athletic training from North Park University in Chicago in 2014. After graduation, he spent a year working as an intern/graduate assistant at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, with the women’s basketball team. He also completed contract work with the United States Olympic Committee through USA Volleyball and US Figure Skating. In 2018, he earned his Master of Science in athletic training from Texas State University. Subsequently, he completed a one-year athletic training residency program in Vail, Colo., at The Steadman Clinic. After his residency year, he was hired at the clinic to work for Dr. Randall Viola as an athletic trainer, focusing on hand, wrist, elbow, trauma and microvascular injuries. He assisted in clinic duties as well as in the operating room. He also served as a preceptor for The Steadman Clinic’s ATC residency.

Jasleen Guevara, M.S., ATC
Jasleen is a board-certified athletic trainer and works closely with Eric Edmonds, M.D., who specializes in youth sports medicine and musculoskeletal trauma. Jasleen joined the orthopedics team in March of 2022. Prior to joining the department, she worked as a board-certified athletic trainer at the secondary school level and was a preceptor for the Point Loma Nazarene University Master’s students. Jasleen graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a bachelor’s degree in athletic training in 2018 and obtained her master’s in kinesiology with an emphasis on sports performance in 2019. Jasleen is passionate about helping patients through injuries and continues to expand her knowledge in order to provide the best care possible.

Domanique Peretti, M.S., ATC
Domanique is a board-certified athletic trainer and works closely with Suraj Achar, M.D., who specializes in sports medicine, and Emily Cidambi, M.D., who focuses on congenital, acquired and traumatic conditions of the foot, ankle and lower extremity, with a particular interest in dance medicine. Domanique joined the team in April 2022. Previously she worked in the Athletic Medicine Department at San Diego State University primarily with the student-athletes for the women’s softball team providing injury prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation. During her tenure, she also acted as a preceptor to athletic training students teaching athletic training skills. Her experience as a certified athletic trainer provides her with unique insight into the caliber of athletes treated and ability to properly return athletes safely to their sport after injury. Domanique graduated from the University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in human physiology and attended California Baptist University earning her master’s degree in athletic training.

Gabriel Saltzman, ATC
Gabriel is a board-certified athletic trainer who works closely with the nonoperative and operative sports physicians. Gabriel joined the orthopedics team in October of 2022. Prior to joining the department, he was the athletic trainer for a local high school and physical therapy clinic. Gabriel graduated from San Diego State University in 2022. In the summer of 2021, Gabriel completed an internship with the Los Angeles Rams, where he assisted with athlete rehabilitation and was exposed to sports medicine at the professional level. His experiences have allowed him to recognize and treat injuries seen within sports medicine. Being an athlete himself, Gabriel understands the hardships that come with sports injuries and works diligently to help athletes and patients get back to sports and activities safely.