Stephen Anastasiou, M.D.
DIPLOMATE OF THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PEDIATRICS
FELLOWSHIP IN PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY/ ONCOLOGY
I was born in New York City and lived there the first few years of my life with my family who are of Greek origin. We moved to Europe when I was 10 years old where I attended an English High School followed by The American University of Beirut.
I did my Pediatric Residency training at The College of Medicine of the University of Florida. Afterwards I moved to California where I completed a Subspecialty in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at Stanford Medical Center where I was trained to treat children with different blood diseases and cancer.
Ultimately, I decided I preferred to work in private practice versus a big medical center. I loved California and decided to open an office in Pleasanton in 1982. At that time Pleasanton was a small town of about 30,000 and I have enjoyed seeing it grow and change as the years went by.
Dr. Mary and I got married and we have 2 children who are now also in the medical profession.
Through the years I have had some leadership roles including being Chief of Pediatrics of our local hospital and Chairman of the Board of Pacific Health Care Medical Group, however, what pleases me the most is taking care of children and seeing them grow. My hobbies include traveling, reading, science fiction, world politics and following the stock market.