About Childrens Clinic La Jolla

Aside from Dr. Paul, Childrens Clinic La Jolla in La Jolla, California, has three more pediatricians to attend to your children's health care needs. All of us are certified by the American Board of Pediatrics™ and are all Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). One thing that we all have in common is our strong commitment and passion to bring quality pediatric care to the whole community. Read on to learn more about our four pediatricians at your service.

S. Daman Paul, M.D., FAAP, Director

School/s Attended:
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India 

Residency: 
Henry Ford Hospital™, Detroit, MI - Children's Hospital of Michigan™ at Wayne State University™ School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

Certifications and Associations: 
Canadian Board of Pediatrics™ - Conjoint Board - Royal College of Physicians of Ireland™ - Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland™ - American Board of Family Practice™ - American Board of Quality Assurance™


Alisa J. Lawrie, M.D., FAAP

School/s Attended:
Stanford University, Stanford, CA - University of Colorado™, Boulder, CO

Residency: 
University of Iowa™, Iowa City, IA

Certifications and Associations: 
Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA


Gretchen C. Gainor, M.D., FAAP

School/s Attended:
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO - University of Pittsburgh™, Pittsburgh, PA

Residency: 
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital™ at Stanford University, Stanford, CA


Catherine J Payson, M.D.

School/s Attended:

Certifications and Associations: 
American Board of pediatrics in 1985, American Board of Anesthesiology in 1991.

Her Pediatric interests: are Pediatrics anesthesia and surgical problems of children, cardiology and infectious disease. ,general pediatrics ,well care ,growth and development of children. She has been involved with volunteer work in Africa, South America and Haiti. She is proud mom of three wonderful children General interests: Besides pediatrics Traveling, birdwatching, fish watching (diving), running, gardening.