Dr. Vanessa Charette
Vanessa Charette, MD has been a pediatrician at Cook Children's for 10 years and joined Dr. McGehee in 2013. She feels blessed to join Dr.McGehee in a pediatric practice that has been a Cook Children's legacy for over 70 years.
Dr. Charette embraces the many components that contribute to health: nutrition, physical activity, emotional/psychological stresses and the environment. As your pediatrician she will spend time with you discussing nutrition, child development and take the time to address any concerns you have about your child's health.
Dr. Charette earned her undergraduate degree at University of California, Los Angeles, and her medical degree at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She completed her residency in pediatrics at San Diego Children's Hospital/UCSD. Dr. Charette is bilingual in English and Spanish and became board certified in 2002. She has served as a board member for Cook Children's Physician Network, Cook Children's Health Plan and as the medical director of the Cook Children's Neighborhood Clinics.
Dr. Charette is married and the mother of two active young boys.