Dr. Dafna Adhoot

Dr. Dafna Adhoot

Dr. Dafna Ahdoot  was born and raised in Israel.  In 1991 she moved to Los Angeles with her parents and two brothers.  While in highschool she discovered a love for fashion design and the sciences.  After volunteering at a local hospital she decided to pursue medicine as a career while maintaining art as a hobby.  She graduated from UCLA with bachelors in Neuroscience and thereafter obtained her medical degree at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Dr. Ahdoot completed her Pediatrics residency training in Los Angeles County USC medical center in 2011. She is board certified in Pediatrics, is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a Member At Large as part of the local AAP chapter.

Dr. Dafna is fluent in Spanish and Hebrew and knows conversational Farsi. She developed a particular interest in Pediatric Gastroenterology during residency but has decided to dedicate her practice to the health of children of all ages. While in residency she conducted research studying the risk factors and outcomes associated with the development of gallstones. Training at USC she became familiar with the profound impact of obesity on early atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes and gallstone formation in children and adolescents. She therefore made it her mission to help children and their families achieve a healthier lifestyle with a goal of partnering with the patient in weight reduction.  Dr. Ahdoot is passionate about pediatric development, autism and ADHD.  She is dedicated to treating the child as a whole focusing on nutrition, sleep, psychosocial factors and education during each well child visit.  She has been featured on The Doctors Show and several Persian TV programs and has given her expert opinion to Yahoo Parenting, the New York Times and local Israeli magazines.

My Sessions

Nutrition for Kids; the Ins and Outs of a Healthy Diet

Commisary Dining Room

How do we know what our kids need to nourish their bodies?  In this panel we gather a team of Pediatricians and Nutritionists to discuss nutrition for kids. This session will cover nutrition basics for various ages of kids, options for quick meal prep, and the know-how on nurturing the development of good/healthy eating habits […]