Alisha Ranadive, MD
Dr. Alisha Ranadive is a chief pediatric resident at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. She completed a BS in Biology at Brown University and an MD at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. During medical training, Alisha was selected as a Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellow, leading her to complete a year-long service project at an elementary school in Chicago. In 2014, she was inducted to the Gold Humanism Honor Society as a 4th year medical student based on demonstrated excellence in clinical care, leadership, compassion and dedication to service. In addition, she was one of two graduating medical students in 2015 awarded the Urban Health Strongin Community Service Prize. During residency, Alisha volunteered with Seeds to Plate Nutrition Education Class at Mark Twain Elementary in Los Angeles, where she helped design and teach an original lesson on healthy eating and exercise for middle school students as part of an extracurricular nutrition program. She currently serves as the Chair of the Pediatric Resident Diversity Committee at UCLA. In addition, she was recently elected to to the North Westwood Neighborhood Council, where she serves as Chair of the Elections Committee.
Career Interests: Dr. Ranadive is interested in academic medicine and community pediatrics, with a focus on underserved populations. She hopes to work on projects that can inform policy and legislation to improve the delivery of pediatric care.
Research Interests: Dr. Ranadive is interested in investigating disparities in the identification and management of developmental delays and the ensuing impact on school readiness.