bayside clinician profile

Lisa Erburu, MD

BA, Harvard College
MD, UCLA
Peds Residency, UCLA
Board Certified, Pediatrics

San Ramon Walnut Creek

I have to admit that, although I am a fifth generation Californian, I have waited until 2006 to become a Bay Area resident. I was born and raised in Los Angeles. As a child I grew up coping with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis myself, and this led me to want to be in the medical field. I attended Harvard College where I rowed crew for four years, and where I met my husband. I moved back to Los Angeles for medical school at UCLA, and then took my pediatric residency, also at UCLA.

My husband Mark, a pediatric cardiologist, was stationed in San Diego at the naval hospital, so I followed him there. San Diego lasted 17 years for me, where I practiced pediatrics full time in a group practice, and where I raised my two great kids. Following my own pattern, both attended college on the East Coast, but have returned to California.

In 2005 my husband decided to move again, accepting a position as clinical professor of pediatric cardiology at UCSF. We bought a house in the East Bay and we just love it. I am thrilled that I have been able to find a place for myself at Bayside. It is just what I had hoped I could find. As a Board Certified pediatrician I particularly enjoy taking care of children with special needs, or more complex medical problems. I find taking care of all children, of all ages, sizes, and shapes, just a wonderful privilege. I also now have a great deal of experience as a working mother. I hope that I can share all this with my patients at Bayside.

Click here to watch a short video of me introducing Bayside at our Walnut Creek office.