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About Vanessa P. Scott, MD, FAAP

Vanessa Scott, MD, MS, is a board-certified pediatrician who provides primary care for infants, children and young adults up to age 21. She is especially interested in helping with breastfeeding support, nutrition, preventive care and parenting techniques.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Scott educates medical students and residents. Her research interests include parental vaccine hesitancy, pediatric vaccine receipt, digital health communication, and technological advances in patient-physician communication.

Dr. Scott completed a general academic fellowship in community health research at Columbia University Medical Center. She did residency training in pediatrics at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and obtained a master's degree in epidemiology from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Dr. Scott is board certified in pediatrics.

She is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP), and member of the Society for Pediatric Research and the Academic Pediatric Association.

In her free time, Dr. Scott stays active through tennis, yoga, surfing and running. She also enjoys drawing, photography, cooking with her husband, and playing trains with her son.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see 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.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Residency

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY

Residency

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

Fellowship

  • Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Master's Degree

  • Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY

Gender

  • Female

Date Joined Staff

  • 2018-08-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of 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.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted