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Education and Training

I grew up in Southern California and came to the Bay Area for the first time to attend college at Stanford University.  After graduating with a degree in psychology, I returned south to attend UCLA.  There, I earned a Masters in Public Health and my medical degree.  My focus during my time in public health school was on community health with a concentration in public health policy.  After finishing medical school, I completed a combined internal medicine/pediatrics residency at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center.

After finishing residency I moved back to the Bay Area and settled in San Carlos as I pursued fellowship training in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at Stanford. 

Work and Service

After fellowship, I worked for two years at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.  3 years ago I joined the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, where I work today.  As a developmental and behavioral pediatrician most of my practice consists of children with autism, complicated ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental delay and mental health concerns.

Outside of my clinical practice, I have spent many years volunteering with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  Most recently, I served on the California board representing San Mateo County, co-chaired the Advocacy Committee, and I continue to serve on the State Government Affairs Committee.  In these roles I've been privileged to help shape the AAP's efforts in California to reduce child poverty, toxic stress and fight obesity and gun violence.


While I enjoy my clinical work and volunteer service, the true joy of my life is my family.  We live in San Carlos and have two wonderful kiddos.  One will be attending upper elementary school in the fall and the other starts first grade.  Almost any weekend of the year you can find me on a court/ball field coaching one of them.  (This is by far the most fun thing I do!) 

Aaron Nayfack for Sequoia Healthcare District
Board of Directors 2018
FPPC #1407656

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