PHYSICIAN

DR. SMITA TONDON

Physician with 30+ years of experience as an owner, leader and health care providerin private practice, university clinic and various group practices.

Professional Experience
  • Pediatric practitioner since 1984 in various types of practice including private practice, small and medium-size practices (Newport Beach Pediatrics, The Children’s Clinic), large (Universal Care Medical Group) and very large group practices (Kaiser Permanente Medical Group), emergency room (Long Beach Memorial Hospital, Miller Children’s Hospital) and urgent care (Universal Care).
  • Pediatrician Board Certified since 1994.
  • Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of California, Irvine.
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Midwestern University.
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Touro University.
  • Speaker at community education events.
  • Clinical Research Studies – as a primary and secondary investigator.
Leadership Experience
  • Successfully owned, managed, and expanded private practice over 18 years, increasing from 0 to 2500 active patients a year, adding approximately 150 new patients a year with 85 – 110 patient visits each week.
  • 30 + years of active teaching of MD, DO, international MD, and PNP students and residents.
  • Past Member of Board of Directors of the OCMA.
  • Alternate delegate to the CMA.
  • Chair and Member of various committees such as Quality Management, Utilization Management, Case Management, Quality Review, Protocol Development Committees at various organizations such as CHOC, FVRH, Universal Care, The Children’s Clinic etc.
  • Past President of the Indian Medical Association of Southern California.
  • Member of the Executive Committee and Board of Trustees for IMASC.
  • Preparing for and passing Audits at >95% compliance.
Skills
  • Successfully conceptualize, develop and implement innovative ideas.
  • Understand, learn and develop new policies and procedures.
  • Versatile and able to adapt rapidly to changing circumstances.
  • Communicate effectively with people at all levels of an organization.
  • Able to instruct and advise personnel in a variety of situations. Develop and implement solutions to problems.
  • Educate and instill new skills to employees to advance their knowledge and improve their performance.
  • Excellent skills with computers and software.
  • As a provider in the community and an established leader, capable of connecting effectively with all physicians and practitioners at all levels.
  • Understanding of diverse ethnic populations and their beliefs.
  • Fluent in multiple languages including Spanish, Hindi, Urdu, Hindustani, Pakistani and able to speak other Indian languages.
Medical Education
  • Grant Medical College, Bombay, India 1978-1982
  • Internship ˑ J.J Group of Hospitals, Bombay, India 1983-1983
  • Residency ˑKasturba Hospital, New Delhi, India 1984-1985
  • Residency ˑ King George Medical College, Lucknow, India 1985 – 1988
  • Residency ˑ University of Southern California, Los Angeles 1989-1992
Licensure
  • California – Unrestricted.
Memberships
  • American Academy of Pediatrics – National and local Chapter 4.
  • Orange County Medical Association.
  • California Medical Association.
  • American Medical Association.
  • UCI Clinical Faculty Association.
  • Indian Medical Association of Southern California.
  • American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin.