Andrew McLaren, M.D., FAAP
Dr McLaren was born in Great Britain, grew up in London and studied medicine at King's College and Westminster Medical School, London University.
After graduating in 1972, he spent three years in postgraduate studies in England following which he came with his wife, Rima, to Los Angeles to complete a three year residency at Children's Hospital.
Dr McLaren is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatricians. The American Board of Pediatricians has a voluntary certification program to promote excellence in medical care for children and adolescents. Certification represents dedication to the highest level of professionalism in patient care. Dr McLaren became a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics in 1982 and became recertified in 2009 and again in 2020.
In 1978 he started his practice in West Hills. In 1996 he merged his practice with Agoura-West Valley Pediatrics.
He has three grown children: Damon, Lara and Marisa. Dr. McLaren became an extremely proud grandfather to six grandchildren, Luke, Cade, Wyatt, Poppy, Gavin and Connor. His interests include jogging, hiking, golf and gardening, but most of all, he enjoys his time with his family.
After over forty wonderful years practicing medicine I have decided that this is the perfect time to retire and enjoy more time with my family.
Over the years I have appreciated the trust put in me by my patients and, recognizing that honor and responsibility, have always endeavoured to provide the very best of care. Many parents were themselves my patients, who I cared for from birth through going off to college, and it has been one of my greatest pleasures to have one of these "alumni" return to our practice with their own children.
I will miss the special relationships I have had with so many of you and also want to say how much I have enjoyed the diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds many of you have brought to the practice, not only from around the USA, but also from all over the world. I've had an amazingly enjoyable career thanks to all of you.
I have also had the good fortune to have been able to work with an exceptional group of physicians along with wonderful, caring staff and know that I leave you in their excellent care.
Thank you again for the privilige of being your pediatrician - I wish you all good health and a lifetime of happiness.
Cade looking for easter eggs
Big Brother Luke and Wyatt