Monday, December 11, 2017

A Fond Farewell to Dr. Whitney Short


Whitney Short M.D.

Effective June 26th, 2009, Whitney Short, M.D. will no longer be affiliated with Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates. We are saddened by the fact that Dr. Short will not be a part of our SOCPA team, however we wish her and her family only the very best in their move out of state and newest adventure in life. The following is a message from Dr. Short:

To all the families of SOCPA,

Though I have had the opportunity to share this information with many of you in person, I am writing this letter to announce my departure from Southern Orange County Pediatrics. The last year has been an amazing experience for me, getting to know so many wonderful children and families and watching them grow. I am so thankful for you allowing me to contribute in the care of your children. It’s an incredible gift to be able to try to offer some of the teaching, guidance, and emotional support that goes in to raising children, and I hope I was able to provide that. It has been my goal, like that of all the other providers at SOCPA, to ensure the wellness of your children, while always considering the well-being of the family.

For many reasons, mostly personal, and all unrelated to my position at SOCPA, my husband and I have decided to relocate our family to Denver, Colorado. Though I will still long for my walks on the beach, they will have to be reserved for vacations, and we are hopeful that our family will thrive there. I will be joining a small group practice there, and I hope to continue to provide the best care that I can, sharing lots of giggles and not too many tears with children of all ages.

Thank you again for allowing me to help care for your families. I hope you all continue to thrive and appreciate the small joys in your children that make life so wonderful. All my best.


Whitney Short

As former patients of Dr. Short, your children are welcome to see any one of our other great providers within our group.  All of our SOCPA providers are knowledgeable, compassionate and proud to provide quality care to the patients in our community.  To learn more about our doctors, please visit the “Doctors” page in the “About Us” section of this website for more information.