Being a mother of three young boys has instilled in Dr. Birkhauser a strong
desire to keep children as healthy as possible by emphasizing preventive medicine.
“Sick kids break my heart, so my goal is to work as a team with parents
to get children healthy and keep them that way,” says Dr. Birkhauser,
who is excited to be a part of Hoag Medical Group. She hopes to become
an educational resource for parents on a wide variety of medical and childrearing
topics. “I treat my patients as I would want my own children to
be treated,” she says.
Prior to joining Hoag Medical Group, Dr. Birkhauser was the Chief Resident
of Pediatrics at UCI Medical Center. She earned her medical degree from
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago,
IL. Her other work experience includes editing and writing on a variety
medical topics for online and printed publications.
When she’s not taking care of her young sons and patients, Dr. Birkhauser
enjoys cooking, mystery novels, and classic rock music.