Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Cynthia Dimalanta, M.D.

College 1988-1992, B.A.
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Medical School 1993-1997, M.D.
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California
Internship 1997-1998
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California
Residency 1998-2000, Pediatrics
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California
Licensure State of California
Certification Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics
Memberships American Academy of Pediatrics
Personal Dr. Dimalanta grew up in San Diego and spent her college years in the Bay Area where she met her husband, Ramon, while attending UC Berkeley. After graduating, they transplanted themselves to Orange County to study at UC Irvine; Dr. Dimalanta attended the medical school while her husband earned his PhD in engineering.
 After completing her medical degree and pediatrics residency through UC Irvine, Dr. Dimalanta practiced medicine part-time in various urgent care settings as she and her husband started their family.  She has been a resident of the Rancho Santa Margarita area since 2002.  For more than 10 years, she continued practicing part-time at Kids Doc Urgent Care while balancing the tasks of motherhood.  Now by joining SOCPA, she hopes to have a more connected relationship with her patients that the fleeting visits in urgent care don’t allow.
 As for free time, Dr. Dimalanta tried her hand at running- which her husband seemed to enjoy so much.  While she can say she completed two half-marathons, she’s satisfied with crossing running off her bucket list and is now embracing yoga as her “thing”.  She’s also known to be “crafty” and taught herself to crochet so she can be a volunteer for Knots of Love, an organization which donates handmade caps and baby blankets to cancer patients and NICU babies across the country. Spending quality time with her husband Ramon, son Derek, and daughter Olivia definitely tops the list of what Dr. Dimalanta loves to do.
 “The trust that parents give to pediatricians in caring for their children is so special.  I truly take that to heart as I build a relationship with families, educating parents and patients alike, and helping them through well-visits and illnesses. I love being a part of their growth.”