Pediatric Staff

  • Robin F. Winokur
    M.D., F.A.A.P.

    Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Winokur, (aka Dr. W, Dr. Robin, or Robin) came to California to attend Stanford University in 1973 where she earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences and met her husband, Peter. After graduation, in 1976, she attended the University of Michigan Medical School. In 1981, Robin and Peter came back to California and Robin continued her training with a pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital in Oakland. There she met her future business partner, Dr. David Kittams, whom she “admired for his compassionate care”. In 1985, Robin began her career at Kiwi Pediatrics joining Dr. Kittams at his practice on Alcatraz Avenue in South Berkeley. She became Board Certified in 1986. The two of them have been an influential pair known for devoting much effort to the needs of the underprivileged and children with special healthcare needs in the Berkeley and Oakland areas.

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  • Nanci Tucker
    M.D., F.A.A.P.

    Nanci graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in computer science.  After working in the computer industry for a short time, it was apparent that medicine was the preferred calling. Nanci attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. While in medical school, she participated in community programs, including Health Care For The Homeless and a student outreach program, Serving the Underserved.  She also founded a medical student newsletter, “Borborygmi” and co-created a conference for regional medical students on women in medicine.

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  • Benjamin Jarrahi
    M.D., F.A.A.P.

    Dr. Jarrahi, or Dr. Benjamin, as most patients call him, is back to Kiwi after a break. He finished his Medical School in Germany and did his pediatric training at New York Methodist Hospital, affiliated with Cornell University.

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  • David Kittams
    M.D., F.A.A.P.
    Retired, Founding Physician

    David’s early years were in Yellowstone National Park, where his father was a park biologist and elk-range manager, and his mom was a church organist and pianist. David returned to his native Minneapolis for high school (Blake School, which fellow-wrestler Al Franken attended about ten years later.) David studied chemistry, especially biochemistry, in undergraduate and graduate school at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Before medical school (U of N, Omaha ’71) came a year at S. F. Theological Seminary (San Anselmo) dedicated to social ethics, systematic theology, and biblical studies.

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What is a PNP?

A PNP or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner is a nurse who has completed advanced training in the field of pediatric health care.  A PNP holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has an education that focuses on the health care of infants, children and adolescents.  Much like a pediatrician, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners work with patients from infancy to young adulthood, diagnosing illness, conducting exams, and prescribing medication. PNPs focus on the “whole child”, including well child care and guidance for physical, emotional, intellectual, and social aspects of development. PNPs are able to treat acute illnesses as well as chronic illnesses.  The pediatricians and PNPs work in collaboration to ensure quality care and access.
 


Healthcare Student Training Program

The doctors and nurse practitioners at Kiwi Pediatrics support the various medical and nursing schools in the community. We frequently host these students at our offices to help them further their educational goals. From time to time, the provider will have the students assist them by seeing our patients in the exam room and presenting their findings to the doctor/nurse practitioner. This is always followed with a one on one consultation with the provider and the patient. The medical staff will ask the family if they are comfortable with the student seeing their child and, as always, encourage those that are not to please let us know.


Office Hours

Alcatraz Ave Office

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

See San Pablo Office

Sunday:

Closed

San Pablo Ave Office

Monday - Friday:

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed


AFTER HOURS ADVICE:  please call kiwi and choose the menu option for our pediatric advice nurse

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