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About Lauren E. Gist, MD, MPH

Lauren Gist, MD, MPH is a board-certified pediatrician who specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics. Developmental-behavioral pediatricians work with families to evaluate, treat, and coordinate care for children with developmental delays, behavioral issues, learning difficulties or mental health concerns. Dr. Gist has a special interest in the evaluation and care of young children with behavioral challenges, children with developmental and behavioral concerns associated with genetic conditions, autism, and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

As an assistant professor of medicine, Dr. Gist instructs medical students and residents in pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Gist worked as a general pediatrician in San Diego, as a civilian staff pediatrician at Bremerton Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Wash. and as a private practice pediatrician in Poulsbo, Wash.

Dr. Gist completed a fellowship in developmental-behavioral pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine, where she also completed her pediatric residency. She earned her medical degree from Duke University School of Medicine. She also holds a master's degree in public health with a specialty in maternal and child health from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill, N.C. She is board certified in general pediatrics.

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For more information, see Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, NC

Residency

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Fellowship

  • UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Master's Degree

  • UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Spanish

Date Joined Staff

  • 2016-08-03

Board Certifications

  • General Pediatrics

Conditions and Treatments

  • Developmental Delays
  • Children With Learning Difficulties
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Challenges in Children
  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted