Dr. Vadapalli graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, after completing a combined six year B.A./M.D. program right after high school.
She then moved to Los Angeles and did her internship and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, followed then by a year as Chief Resident. After working in a practice in Glendale, California, she went back to work and teach at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, until starting Santa Clarita Pediatrics in November 2004 with Dr. Yen.
Dr. Vadapalli has lived in the Santa Clarita Valley since 1999. She and her husband have three beautiful daughters.
She loves to read, cook, eat, and travel. You will see her helping out at her daughters’ schools. She likes to be involved in her kids’ activities and has a black belt in Tae Kwon Do after training with them. In addition, she ran the 2019 L.A. Marathon with her middle daughter. She is an absolute fanatic of tennis player Roger Federer, the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs (and of all things Kansas City!)
Dr. Yen graduated with honors from the University of California, San Diego with a degree in biomedical engineering. He spent a year doing research before following his dream of becoming a pediatrician. He then went to the University of Tennessee Medical School and returned for his internship/residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Dr. Yen currently serves as Chief of Pediatrics at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital.
He lives here in Santa Clarita and loves it. He has a beautiful wife and two daughters.
Unfortunately, he loves the Los Angeles Chargers, so he gets his heart broken every January.
You will see him throughout Santa Clarita at Costco, Walmart, Target, or at a local park. Don't be afraid to say hello.
Dr. Alessi earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and Master of Arts in English from the University of California, Riverside. There, he taught college writing courses before deciding he wanted to pursue a career in medicine.
He attended medical school at the University of Southern California and then completed his Pediatric internship and residency at Los Angeles County-USC Hospital.
He lives in Santa Clarita with his wife and four children. They all have him wrapped around their fingers.
He would rather bet on football than loyally support a team.
Dr. Grino always knew that she wanted to care for children. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of the Philippines, then practiced pediatric physical therapy for about two years.
She attended medical school and graduated with honors from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She completed her Pediatric internship and residency at the University of Texas in Galveston. She had practiced general pediatrics for three years in Louisiana and then moved to Santa Clarita, California with her husband and two daughters to be close to family.
Dr. Grino enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters. You may see them dining at local restaurants as they enjoy eating out and trying new cuisines.