Scott Cohen, MD, FAAP
SCOTT W. COHEN, MD, FAAP, is a board certified pediatrician who has created a new philosophy in pediatrics. With the motto, “the best doctors are teachers,” Dr. Scott, as his patients refer to him, has developed a program called COMMON SENSE PARENTING (www.commonsensepediatrics.com) where he educates patients and families on how to raise healthy children-stress free.
This approach is highlighted in his book, Eat, Sleep, Poop: A Common Sense Guide to Your Baby’s First Year.
Dr. Cohen is originally from Maryland and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Cornell University. He received his Medical Degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine. Dr. Cohen completed his pediatric residency at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles in June 2003, where he was the recipient of the Victor E. Stork Award for Continued Excellence and Future Promise in the Care of Children and the Associates and Affiliates award for scientific knowledge, clinical judgment, and excellence in human relations.
He was also awarded the Community Service Award for helping develop Helping Hands for Children, a curriculum which teaches pediatricians to effectively advocate for the needs of children.
Dr. Cohen is the co-founder of Beverly Hills Pediatrics and an attending physician and active member of the teaching staff at Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
He was the recipient of the 2005 and 2008 Cedars Sinai Medical Center Physician RecognitionAward in Pediatrics and was named the 2006 Cedars Sinai Pediatrician of the Year. Dr. Cohen was also selected as one of the Best Doctors in America 2007-present.
Dr. Cohen is a featured expert on www.parentsask.com where he answers common parenting questions via a video blog. He is also the pediatric expert on www.videojug.com, a website that showcases answers to many common pediatric questions in video format.
Dr. Cohen lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two girls, Aubrey Grace and Lexi James.
Bess Raker, MD, FAAP
Dr. Bess Raker is a board certified pediatrician who is committed to educating parents about the care of their children. She is particularly passionate about newborn growth and development and first-time parenthood. “Dr. Bess”, as she is affectionately known by her patients, enjoys the deeply personal relationships she has with all of her families and is honored to be such an integral part of their lives.
Dr. Bess completed her pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she treated patients with a wide spectrum of medical conditions. She remains involved in various outreach and fundraising activities for CHLA.
She received her medical degree from University of Arizona. Dr. Bess graduated as a Dean’s Distinguished Graduate from University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Her father was a beloved pediatrician in Phoenix, Arizona. She is thrilled to continue the family legacy and even gets to take care of some children of his patients!
Dr. Bess is the co-founder of Beverly Hills Pediatrics, Beverly Hills Pediatrics After Hours and an attending physician at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. She was recently listed as one of “Hollywood’s Top Doctors” by the Hollywood Reporter.
Dr. Bess loves living in LA, checking out new restaurants, enjoying the outdoors and spending her free time with her husband – who is even taller than her!
Inessa Grinberg, MD, PhD, FAAP
Dr. Inessa Grinberg enjoys working with children of all ages, providing guidance as kids move through their many different stages. She emphasizes preventative health and strives to empower families with knowledge and support. Her goal is not only to provide medical care, but also to serve as a resource for the just-as-important non-medical challenges that define everyday family life.
Dr. Grinberg is originally from the former Soviet Union. She moved to Los Angeles in her early teenage years and completed her undergraduate education in Molecular and Developmental Biology at the University of California.
She then embarked on a combined MD/PhD program at the University of Chicago, receiving Honors in her medical studies and a PhD in Human Genetics. Her graduate work was honored with an award for most meritorious research in the general field of Pediatrics and resulted in numerous peer-reviewed publications as well as a book chapter on neurodevelopment.
Dr. Grinberg went on to complete her residency training in Pediatrics at UCLA, where she was the recipient of Alice Litman Moss Resident Award for outstanding, compassionate and sensitive performance in both clinical and research fields.
Dr. Grinberg happily joined the Beverly Hills Pediatrics team in 2010 and is currently an attending physician at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Grinberg has been named by her peers to the Super Doctors Rising Stars list for 2016.
Dr. Grinberg’s favorite pastime is spending time with her husband and three sons. When not at work, she can be found losing a basketball game to her oldest son, drawing dragons with her preschooler, or pretending to be a climbing wall for her little one.
Kim Ramirez-Chan, MD, MPH
Dr. Kim Ramirez-Chan believes in health promotion, illness prevention, and family-centered care. She understands that the best patient care involves working together with families and always trusting a parent’s instinct. Her interests in medicine include child development, preventative medicine and community outreach.
Dr. Kim is a Southern California native who was born and raised in the South Bay. She attended UC Irvine where she double majored in Biological Sciences and Psychology. She then received her Medical Degree from UC Irvine School of Medicine. Her interest in the social determinants of health also led her to obtain a Master of Public Health. She completed her pediatric residency at–you guessed it–UC Irvine/Children’s Hospital of Orange County, where she spearheaded a Medical Spanish Curriculum for resident pediatricians. She was also awarded a Chiefs’ Resident Award for Excellence in Patient Care.
In addition to medicine, running is one of Dr. Kim’s passions. From being an NCAA Division I scholarship athlete to a post-collegiate Nike-sponsored runner, she’s become a strong advocate for healthy eating and physical fitness. During her free time, she enjoys running (obviously), watching movies, trying new restaurants and spending time with her lovely husband, who is also an avid runner and pediatrician!
Dr. Kim is very excited and honored to join the team and care for families at Beverly Hills Pediatrics!