Caregiver Profile

Caregiver Profile

Meet Dr. Michael J. Docktor

Michael J. Docktor, MD

Michael J. Docktor, MD


Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Wisconsin , 2001 , Madison , WI

Medical School

  • University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey , 2005 , Newark , NJ


  • Children's Hospital Los Angeles , 2006 , Los Angeles , CA


  • Children's Hospital of Los Angeles , 2008 , Los Angeles , CA


  • Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School , 2011 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

I simply love taking care of patients. I strive to help children and their families understand what might be causing their health problems by collaboratively working together to improve their condition. I am passionate about technology and excited about the opportunities to use digital health in educating, communicating and engaging with my patients.

Why I entered medicine: “Some of my earliest memories are of watching surgery on television with great interest and, as early as 4-years-old, asserting to anyone who would listen that I wanted “to be a doctor one day.” It wasn’t until around 10-years-old, when my sister was hospitalized, that I realized the incredible impact a doctor could have in someone’s life, particularly in the life of a sick child. From that point forward, there was never a question of what I was going to do with my life. And yes, the last name maybe helped a little…


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology