Dr. Meena Sathappan has over 24 years of experience as a board-certified Pediatrician. She manages all aspects of a child’s health from birth to young adulthood. She has a special interest in neonatology, developmental pediatrics and infectious diseases.
She graduated from one of the most prestigious medical schools in India – the Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER). She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at the world renowned Columbia University, New York.
Four years after joining a Pediatrics group in Arizona, in June 2000, Dr. Sathappan moved with her husband and children to the San Jose- Evergreen area. She worked as a Staff pool Physician in Kaiser-Santa Teresa and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. In addition, she covered many Pediatrics offices in San Jose. Currently, Dr. Sathappan has admitting and consulting privileges at Good Samaritan Hospital in San Jose.
Dr. Sathappan’s love and passion for medicine, in particular for Pediatrics, started at a very young age. It’s always been her dream to run a practice of her own towards being able to offer personalized care. The word ‘Aasha’ is not only a play on her kids’ names, Aakash and Varsha, but also means ‘hope’ in Hindi, the national language of India !
Dr. Sathappan is very involved in the community. She has also written health-related columns for the Evergreen Times. To know more about Dr. Sathappan, read her interview with the Evergreen Desi Buzz. You can also read the Evergreen Spotlight article where she reflects on serving the Evergreen community for over ten years.
About Dr. Sathappan
2004 – Present
Consulting Pediatrician & President
Aasha Pediatrics, Inc
San Jose, CA
2000 – 2004
Staff Pool Physician
- Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, San Jose, CA
- Kaiser Hospitals- Santa Teresa & Hayward, CA
- Various Pediatrics offices, San Jose, CA
1996 – 2000
Casa Grande Pediatrics,
Casa Grande, Arizona
Good Samaritan Hospital, San Jose, CA
- American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- California Medical Association (CMA)
- Santa Clara County Medical Association (SCCMA)
- American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPIO)
1993 – 1996
Resident in Pediatrics
St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital, Manhattan
Columbia University, New York
1991 – 1992
Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research(JIPMER), Pondicherry, India
1986 – 1990
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.)
Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry, India