Chief Residents

UC San Diego's Department of Pediatrics has three Chief Residents for the 2017-2018 academic year – Drs. Hayley Avol, Poorvi Patel, and Samantha Dooley.

The chief resident year is a PL-4 year dedicated to working with the administration and the residents to improve the program, resident education, and resident well-being. 


Hayley Avol, MD was  born and raised in Southern California, and came to UCSD for pediatric residency after completing undergraduate and medical school at the University of Southern California. 

Poorvi Patel, MD came to UCSD for medical school and pediatric residency after growing up in Arizona. 

Samantha Dooley, MD is originally from MA though grew up in MT.  She joined UCSD after medical school at the University of Washington.