Dr. Wendelin M. Slusser, MD - Santa Monica, CA - Pediatrics

Dr. Wendelin Slusser

  • Pediatrics
  • Santa Monica, CA
  • Languages supported at her practice: English, Spanish
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Treats Children

Dr. Slusser's Background


Dr. Slusser is Health Science Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at UCLA, Co-Founder and Medical Director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight program, directs the Simms Mann Venice Family Clinic Pediatric Health and Wellness program and leads Chancellor Block's Healthy Campus Initiative Nutrition Pod. Dr. Slusser graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University, received her Medical Degree and Masters of Science in Nutrition from the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University. She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics at Babies Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Dr. Slusser joined the UCLA faculty in 1995 and over the past 16 years has been a leader in community, school, clinic, and family based programs related to health promotion, infant and child nutrition and physical fitness. She is currently the Principal Investigator on the Fit for Los Angeles Project that is focused on building the capacity of school doctors, nurse practitioners and pediatric residents in the prevention and management of pediatric obesity; and the Prevention of Childhood Overweight through Parent Training Intervention Project focused on low-income preschool children and their parents. She just completed the Fit for Residents Curriculum development and pilot testing project in collaboration with AAP and AAFP. Previous research included positions as principal investigator on the Fruit and Vegetable Bar Intervention study to promote fruit and vegetable consumption among low-income elementary school children. She was nominated and selected to be a member of the Institute of Medicine committee called Obesity Prevention Policies for Young Children. She is the 2010 recipient of the Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E. Award presented annually by the Amer. J. of Health Promotion to an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to serving the health promotion needs of underserved populations or to promoting cultural diversity within health promotion.

Hospital Affiliations
  • Medical School, 1986
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • New York, NY
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