Andria Ruth, MD

Andria Ruth, MD

Born in Salt Lake City and raised in Southern California, our Associate Program Director Andria Ruth is a strong champion and advocate for the importance of primary care pediatrics in the health and lives of our children.

In her spare time, she enjoys travel with her family, reading, running the streets of Santa Barbara, where participating in the annual Turkey Trot is a family tradition.


  • Medical School: Harvard Medical School
  • Residency: Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Chief Resident: Boston Children’s Hospital
  • Fellowship: Dyson Fellow in Pediatric Advocacy and General Pediatrics, Boston Children’s Hospital

Clinical Areas of Interest/Expertise

I practice pediatrics within a federally-qualified health center (FQHC). My clinical interests include supporting children who have experienced Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), the care of children with complex medical needs, and interventions to prevent and treat childhood obesity.


“Champion of Primary Care”, Pacific Coast Business Times, 2012

Community Service and Research Interests

I serve as the Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the Thrasher Research Fund, having held this position since 2005. The Thrasher Research Fund provides medical research grants to improve the lives of children.

My research areas of interest focus on screening and intervention for children exposed to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the impact of resilience-promoting interventions for these children and their families.

Contact Us

Cottage Children's Medical Center

Cottage Children's Pediatric Residency Program

Phone: 805-569-7464
Fax: 805-569-8358

400 W. Pueblo St.
Santa Barbara, CA 93105

Program Coordinator, Sabrina Orfalea, email: