Bette Carlson, M.D., FAAP

*For a medical emergency,
please call 911.

While training at Chicago Medical School and Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Dr. Carlson developed special interests in high-risk newborns, nutrition, critical care, and adolescents.

Dr. Carlson has been a pediatrician for over 25 years and has enjoyed being an active member of Hoag Hospital Medical Staff and the Pediatric Department since 1996. She is an experienced mother, a CHOC affiliate, and an extensive community volunteer.

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Residency Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Internship Children's Hospital Los Angeles

U.H.S./The Chicago Medical School
MD (Medical Doctorate)
Completed June 1993

University of California, Irvine 1984-1987
B.S. Biology Completed 1987
University of San Diego 1983-1984
Major Biological Sciences

Board Certifications

- Diplomate of American Board of Pediatrics
- California Licensed Physician and Surgeon - Drug Enforcement Agency Licensed

Community Service

- Newport Harbor High School Team Doctor for Sports Physicals 2017-2018
- "Tar Wars" Antismoking Campaign
- Project Cuddle
- Naturalist Friend of the Back Bay
- Newport-Mesa Parent Teacher Association
- Newport Harbor High School Divinci Mentor