Olga D. Rose, M.D.


Olga D. Rose is a board-certified pediatrician who provides primary care for infants, children and young adults up to age 21. She has a special interest in treating newborns with a wide range of illnesses, as well as providing care that focuses on the unique physical and mental conditions of adolescents and teens.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Dr. Rose instructs medical students and residents at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Her research interests include mediators of cognitive development in children, and her published work has appeared in Pediatrics.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, Dr. Rose cared for children at DrumHill Pediatrics in North Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

She completed a residency in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rose earned her medical degree from UC San Diego School of Medicine and holds a master’s degree in clinical research, also from UCSD. She is board-certified in general pediatrics and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Dr. Rose is a San Diego native. Outside work, she stays active through running and enjoys spending time with her family (husband and son) and friends. Her husband, Brent, is a radiation oncologist who cares for cancer patients at UC San Diego Health. Dr. Rose speaks fluent Russian.

Areas of Interest

  • Clinical Research – particularly interested in studying the effect of media of child cognition
  • Quality improvement – focusing on post partum depression and implementation of lipid screening guidelines
  • Administrative leader at La Jolla office
  • Teaching medical students and residents (clinical, and helping students with independent research projects)

Ongoing Projects

  • Impact of a postpartum depression screening quality improvement project on screening and referral rates at well child visits at UCSD Pediatrics
  • 2. Quality improvement- Parent perceptions of benefits, risks and impact of universal cholesterol screening among children aged 9-11 years old.

Selected Publications

  • Rose O, Blanco E, Martinez S, Kang E, Castillo M, Lozoff B, Voucher Y, Gahagan S. Developmental Scores at 1 Year With Increasing Gestational Age, 37–41 Weeks. Pediatrics 2013.
  • Rose O, Friedmann A. Oncology. In: Pocket Pediatrics 2nd Edition: The Massachusetts General Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatrics. Prasad P (editor). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Pennsylvania 2013

Selected Presentations

  • Association between television viewing and computer usage and cognitive scores in young adults. Oral Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, San Francisco CA, 2017.
  • Gestational Age Is Associated with Developmental Scores in Healthy Chilean Infants Born Between 37 and 42 Weeks Gestation. Oral Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Boston MA, 2012.


  • Medical students and residents in clinic


  • Administrative lead at La Jolla office