Education and Training


Pediatrics - University of California, San Francisco, CA


Pediatrics - University of California, San Francisco, CA

Board Certification

Breast Feeding and Lactation Medicine
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MD - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles





Chavis A, Bakken H, Ellenby M, Hasan R. COVID-19 and Telehealth: Prevention of Exposure in a Medically Complex Patient With a Mild Presentation. J Adolesc Health. 2020;67(3):456-458. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2020.06.001

Elattma A, Laves E, Taber B, Karvonen KL, Herrera MC, Bakken EH. Using Provider Incentives and an Opt-Out Strategy in a Successful Quality Initiative to Increase Chlamydia Screening. J Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2020;46(6):326-334. Mar 2020. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.


Young, C, Burnett H, Ballinger A, Castro G, Steinberg S, Nau M, Bakken EH, Beck A, Thomas M. Embedded Maternal Mental Health Care in a Pediatric Primary Care Clinic: A qualitative exploration of mothers’ experiences and perceptions. Academic Pediatrics. 2019.


Sands, T. T., Balestri, M., Bellini, G., Mulkey, S. B., Danhaive, O., Bakken, E. H., Taglialatela, M., Oldham, M. S., Vigevano, F., Holmes, G. L. and Cilio, M. R. Rapid and safe response to low-dose carbamazepine in neonatal epilepsy. Epilepsia. 2016 doi:10.1111/ epi.13596



Bakken EH, Laves E. Red Patches and Swellings. In: Visual Diagnosis in Pediatrics.

Awards and Honors

2021, Finalist, OHSU Women in Academic Medicine Clinical Excellence Award
2021, 2023, Portland Top Docs
2019, Selected as one of the top 4 abstracts for Plenary Presentation, Academic Pediatric Association Conference
2015, Teaching Award Recipient, UCSF Academy of Medical Educators
2010, Brown-Coulter Award, Department of Pediatrics, San Francisco General Hospital
2010, Medical Student Teaching Award Honorable Mention, University of California
2004, Cum Laude, Harvard University

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2013-present, Academic Pediatric Association
2008-present, American Academy of Pediatrics