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AAP-CA3 Blog Series
Meet Our Members: Dr. Michelle Dern

We want to take some time to highlight our hard-working members and allow them to share some things about themselves we may not know. Every month, we will highlight one of member physicians with some out-of-the-ordinary questions (thank you, Brené Brown for the inspiration) and hopefully find some unexpected answers.

AAP-CA3 Immediate Past President, Dr. Michelle Dern is a board-certified pediatrician practicing at Scripps Coastal Medical Center. Get to know Dr. Dern!

What is your favorite San Diego Restaurant/Eatery?
Modern Times in Encinitas for the delicious plant-based pub foods

What are some of your hobbies?
Hiking and walking on the beach

What is your favorite Movie/One of your favorite movies?
Toy Story

What is the last T.V. show you binge watched?
Ted Lasso and I absolutely loved it!

What is your favorite meal or snack?
My family makes a vegan Thanksgiving meal with a plant-based wellington and stuffing, mashed potatoes with mushroom gravy and, of course, apple pie.

Give us a snapshot of an ordinary moment in your life that gives you real joy.
Sunset walks at Cardiff Beach with my family and dog Scout.

What is one thing you are deeply grateful for right now?
Hard-working scientists and public health workers for helping to get us out of the COVID pandemic.

Are there some volunteer or extra-curricular activities you want to share or highlight?
I went on a medical mission trip to Solomon Islands in 2018 with the Loloma Foundation. It was a very rewarding experience in a beautiful place with amazing people. The trips have been suspended now due to COVID.