Edward Buchsbaum, M.D., F.A.C.A.A.I.
Dr. Buchsbaum is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and Internal Medicine and is one of the founding partners of South Bay Allergy & Asthma. Originally from New York and a graduate of Yale University, he received his subspecialty training at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and went on to teach medical students and physicians in training at Harbor-UCLA for many years. He is able to bring to his patients the benefits of state of the art treatment options, blended with experience to identify potential pitfalls and prioritize patient safety. Dr. Buchsbaum and his wife have raised three daughters in Palos Verdes, and continue to be avid road cyclists and skiers. He also enjoys theater, music, and gardening.
Joyce Schoettler, M.D., F.A.C.A.A.I.
Dr. Schoettler is Board Certified in Allergy/Immunology and Pediatrics. As one of the founding partners of South Bay Allergy & Asthma, she most enjoys the "detective" aspect of the specialty -- tracking down a cause for symptoms and avoiding it rather than relying solely on medications. She strives to be a trusted advisor to her patients, always looking for practical solutions. Teaching has always been her passion, initially as a faculty member at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, then mentoring physicians in training at Harbor-UCLA for many years; she now strives to help patients understand their treatment options as the medical field continues to evolve. She and her husband have raised two children in Southern California and after two decades as a "soccer mom", she continues to enjoy sports photography, a menagerie of much-loved pets, kayaking, and reading great mystery novels.
Julia Lee, M.D.
Dr. Lee, originally from Boston, Massachusetts, brings with her a wealth of experiences from a top-notch Allergy/Immunology training program at St. Louis University, and translates this into practical, customized care for each of her patients. With a background in Pediatrics, she remains in tune with the unique needs of children, but has found our specialty to be particular rewarding as it allows her to expand her influence to patients of all ages with a variety of allergic and immunologic conditions. Dr. Lee believes in building strong relationships with patients and partnering with them to achieve their health goals using the most up to date treatment options. When she is not in the office, Dr. Lee loves trying out new recipes with her latest kitchen gadget, honing her photography skills, and traveling the world with her husband.
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Emily Liang, M.D.
Dr. Liang completed her medical doctorate at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. before moving back to Los Angeles to complete her allergy and immunology training. She is dual-board certified in Allergy/Immunology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Liang was drawn to this subspecialty early on in her career, fascinated by the wide spectrum of diseases caused by both over- and under-activation of the immune system. Caring for both adult and pediatric patients, she is honored to be able to help entire families. Her goal is to help her patients understand their medical conditions and work with them to create a treatment plan that addresses their unique priorities and healthcare needs. Outside of the office, Dr. Liang enjoys traveling, cooking with her husband, dabbling in design and photography, spending quality time with her family, and hiking with her dog, Oliver.
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Christine Ahn, M.S.N., F.N.P.
Christine has been part of our South Bay Allergy & Asthma medical care team since 2008. In addition to being a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner, she has received advanced subspecialty training in the diagnosis and management of allergies and asthma, working closely with our physicians to provide great continuity of care for our patients. With a rare combination of empathy, thoroughness and attention to detail, she is a valuable member of our South Bay Allergy and Asthma medical team, well-liked and trusted by patients and staff alike. She is a native Californian and lifelong resident of the South Bay, and loves traveling and spending time with her husband and two young daughters.