Welcome Dr. Naho Taguchi

NahoTaguchiNaho Taguchi, MD will be working in the office to increase availability of afternoon appointments.

Dr. Naho Taguchi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan and came to the US where she earned her B.A. at Vassar College. She went on to study Medicine at St George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada and did her Pediatric Residency at SUNY Downstate University Hospital in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Taguchi spent a year as a chief resident in the pediatric department at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, NY. She joined a private practice in Brooklyn for 3 years and then moved to Orange County, CA where she was working in the pediatric urgent care at St Joseph’s medical group for 6 years. Dr. Taguchi and her family moved to San Francisco 2 years ago and she worked for Golden Gate Pediatrics until her recently move to Piedmont. She is excited to meet new people and learn more about the East Bay. She enjoys yoga, snowboarding, and traveling with her family in her spare time.

About Lisa M. Asta, MD

Lisa M. Asta, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, for which she is also a Media Representative (she has been interviewed for “Kids Health” on Health Radio, and quoted in Parenting Magazine, USA Today, and the New York Times, among other publications). She is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California at San Francisco and past pediatric chair at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Asta is also a writer whose fiction has appeared in Inkwell, Philadelphia Stories, Schuylkill, and Zeniada. Her essays have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Hippocrates, the San Jose Mercury News, and The New Physician Magazine. She is an occasional contributor to KQED public radio’s Perspectives series, and has written articles for Bay Area Parent, Valley Parent, Parents’ Press, and Parents Express, as well as online at WebMD.com, Rx.com, and MyLifePath.com. She wrote a chapter in The Field Guide to the Normal Newborn, ed. Gary Emmet, M.D. BabyCenter.com currently has two how-to videos for parents in production which feature Dr. Asta. For more on Dr. Asta’s writing, visit www.LMAsta.com
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