Physicians

James Cuthbertson, MD
Dr. Cuthbertson joined Berkeley Pediatrics in 1977. He was born and raised in southern San Mateo County and went East to Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania. He came back home for medical school and Pediatric specialty training at Stanford University -- but has since become a Cal Bears fan. In his off time he likes to run, hike, bike, and, in the winter, ski. He has two adult children, a daughter and a son, and lives in the East Bay.
Olivia Lang, MD
Olivia Lang joined Berkeley Pediatrics in the summer of 1999. She completed her undergraduate education in Human Biology at Stanford University. Dr. Lang then moved to Berkeley where she was in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program where she obtained a Masters in Health and Medical Sciences from UC Berkeley. She received her M.D. and pediatric residency training from UCSF. Some of her outside interests include photography, knitting, cooking, hiking and bargain hunting. Dr. Lang lives with her husband and three daughters (including twin daughters born in 2001) in the East Bay. Dr. Lang is fluent in Mandarin.
Lisa S. Kalar, MD
Dr. Lisa Kalar is an East Bay Native, and completed her medical degree and pediatric residency at UC San Francisco. Prior to becoming a physician, Lisa was Peace Corps volunteer in Mali, Wast Africa, where she worked in maternal and child health care (and met her husband, a fellow volunteer). She has also worked in a Costa Rican health clinic and studied Spanish in Central America. Prior to joining Berkeley Pediatrics, Lisa enjoyed working in the Alta Bates Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She lives in Berkeley with her husband and daughter. Lisa’s interests include support for breast-feeding families, natural disaster preparedness, and community development issues.
Annemary Franks, MD
Annemary Franks joined Berkeley Pediatrics in 1993. She was born and raised in nearby Santa Cruz. She received her B.A. from Santa Clara University and then an M.D. from Creighton University Medical School in Omaha. She returned to California for Pediatric Residency at UC Davis in Sacramento. Annemary and her partner have three daughters. In her free time she enjoys travel, theater, photography and gardening.
Grace So, MD

Grace So was born in White Plains, NY, and grew up in Austin, TX, before heading to the East Coast for college at Yale University.  She received her medical degree at Columbia University, and then moved out to San Francisco in 2007 for pediatric residency and chief residency at UCSF, with a focus on primary care and community health.  She has recently moved to Berkeley, where she is looking forward to having a little piece of land to garden! In her free time, Grace is most often found reading, trying new recipes at home, hiking, and travelling. Grace is fluent in Mandarin.

Katrina E. L. Michel, M.D.
Katrina Michel is an East Bay native and joined Berkeley Pediatrics in 2013.  She completed her undergraduate education at U.C  Davis, medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, and  pediatric residency at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University. She speaks Spanish well and enjoys being outside (hiking, skiing), quilting, and spending time with friends and family in her free time. Most of all, she and her husband (who is also an East Bay native) especially love running after their daughter, who was born in the summer of 2013.
Nicole Learned, MD

Nicole joined Berkeley Pediatrics after completing her residency and chief resident year at UCSF.  She grew up in Hermosa Beach, California, where her love for athletics and the outdoors began.  She moved to New York City for undergraduate and medical studies, majored in Neuroscience and Behavior at Columbia Univ. and then pursued her medical degree at New York Univ.  In 2012 she began her pediatric residency at UCSF, where she focused her training on primary care, including sports medicine, nutrition, and medical education. She is nearly fluent in Spanish, and enjoys traveling, exploring the natural beauty of the Bay Area with her husband and their dog.

Samuel Woods, MD

Samuel was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, where he developed a passion for pediatric medicine through his volunteer work with children with disabilities. While visiting family in the Bay Area, he fell in love with Berkeley and the beautiful parks in Northern California. He completed his medical training at Northeast Ohio Medical Univ. and his residency at Children’s Hospital Oakland, with a focus on primary care and hospitalist medicine. His interests include developmental and behavioral pediatrics, mental health and adolescent medicine. He lives in Berkeley with his wife, daughter, and their dog, and enjoys soccer, hiking, biking, music, reading and travelling.

Amy Famini, CPNP

Amy was born and raised in Northern California and was an undergraduate at UC Davis before studying at UC San Francisco for nursing school, where she received her Master's as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She spent several years in Arkansas, before returning home to the Bay Area. Amy and her husband met as camp counselors and now have two active young boys and a mischievous beagle that make her house seem like summer camp most of the time! In her free time, Amy loves to bake, read and and spend time with her family. She is near fluent in Spanish and her special interests include breast-feeding support, dermatology and adolescent health issues.

Hazel Hiroshima, CPNP

Hazel was born and raised on the island of Guam and moved to Southern California to attend CSU, Long Beach for her undergraduate degree in Nursing.  After 8 years of being a bedside nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care unit she decided to pursue her Master’s as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at UC San Francisco.  Athough she loves working in the Peds ICU, she also has a big interest in seeing kids when they are healthy, growing, and playing. And that is why she decided to focus her studies in Primary Care at UCSF. She lives in San Francisco with her husband and dog, Stella Mae.  During her free time she loves to cook, read, and travel.