Sam Pejham, M.D.
I have been living in California since I was 14 years old. After high School, I attended University of CA at Santa Cruz where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry. During my studies, I started a research project on a novel way to reduce cholesterol for which I received the President’s Undergraduate Fellowship Award (Outstanding Independent Research Project). I have been always interested in biology and medicine and wanted to pursue my interest further. So I went to Medical school at St. George’s U. School of medicine.
I also have always enjoyed taking care of children even at a young age. So after finishing Medical school, I completed my residency in Pediatrics at New York Medical College where I also published my first paper in Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal about tuberculosis.
I joined Tri-Valley Pediatrics in July of 2000 and since then have enjoyed working closely with a wonderful group of experience pediatricians and staff taking care of our diverse population of patients. My philosophy is to educate my patients and their families to better understand their condition and hopefully as the result improve their overall health. As an associate clinical professor at UCSF, I also work closely with Medical Students to teach them about Pediatrics and in the process help them learn the art of medicine.
In 2010, I developed and released an award winning free iPhone application to help our Asthma patients, called AsthmaMD which currently is helping over 50,000 asthma sufferers better track and control their asthma. We hope to be able to publish our results in the near future.
I currently live in Danville along with my wife and 2 sons. In my spare time, I enjoy travelling and photography. I am also an avid scuba diver. I am very honored and pleased to be frequently invited as a guest speaker at mother’s groups around the Tri-Valley area to give them current health related information regarding their families wellbeing.