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About Robert Coles, MD

Robert Coles, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician with a special interest in newborn care and pediatric dermatology. He believes that prevention is the key to keeping children healthy, and feels this is best achieved by establishing and maintaining a trusting relationship with parents. He strives to practice evidence-based medicine and care for patients with the latest treatment guidelines and recommendations.

Dr. Coles provides well child exams in addition to care for chronic pediatric illnesses or conditions, including asthma, atopic dermatitis, various skin conditions, and other infections. He also performs circumcision for newborns.

A native of Vancouver, Canada, Dr. Coles has practiced pediatric medicine in many different settings. In addition to being in a group practice in Beverly Hills, he served as medical director and pediatric faculty member at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, and as director of pediatric clinical services, medical director of the newborn nursery, and pediatric faculty member at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.

In addition, Dr. Coles has held multiple clinical teaching appointments through the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, the Texas A & M University System Health Science Center College of Medicine, and Creighton University School of Medicine. He spent significant time teaching residents and students in the newborn nursery and outpatient settings. He was selected for several teaching awards by his residents.

Dr. Coles completed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills and earned his medical degree at McGill University in Montreal. He is board certified in pediatrics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).

Outside of work, Dr. Coles enjoys spending time with his wife, who is a family physician, and their two sons, as well as travel, sports, and movies.

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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

  • McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Residency

  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Gender

  • Male

Date Joined Staff

  • 2018-09-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • General Pediatrics

Conditions and Treatments

  • Newborn Care
  • Eczema In Children
  • Circumcision
  • Pediatric Dermatology
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