Board Certified Pediatricians in Santa Barbara, CA

Charish L. Barry, MD, FAAP


Dr. Barry is excited to offer a unique pediatric practice to the Santa Barbara community. As the first concierge-style practice for children on the Central Coast of California, Dr. Barry is excited to continue to grow and develop a modern approach to medical care with an old-fashioned style.

Dr. Barry has expanded her practice to include a second Pediatrician, Dr. Mehrdad Mehr; a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Catherine Cordero; a Pediatric Nurse, Kelsey Hill; and two Patient Care Liaisons, Ashley Khowong and Selena Anguiano.

In addition, our office support team now includes our Patient Care Coordinator, Cynthia Perez, and our Practice Manager, Anthony Perez.

The providers, medical and office teams look forward to delivering excellent, cutting edge medical care for children in Santa Barbara.

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Mehrdad F. Mehr, MD


Dr. Mehr has lived in Santa Barbara for the past 10 years and has worked at Cottage Hospital as a Pediatric Intensive Care Physician and Medical Director of the Pediatric ICU. Although he now calls Santa Barbara home, he was born in Tehran, Iran and spent his childhood in Shiraz prior to emigrating to the United States in 1981. His upbringing and education was based on the east coast and he graduated from Boston University, Cum Laude with a BA in History and Biology and earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine in 1994. He completed his Pediatric Internship and Residency at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Rhode Island in 1997, and his Fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in 2002 at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Before moving to Santa Barbara, he worked for 10 years at two of the teaching hospitals in Boston, MA.  Dr. Mehr is excited to embrace a new trajectory in his career path as a primary pediatrician at Petite Pediatrics.

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Pediatric Care Team

Catherine Cordero, MS, RN, CPNP

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Catherine is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She is happy to join Dr. Barry, the Petite Pediatric team, and Peapod families.

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Kelsey Hill, RN

Pediatric Registered Nurse

Kelsey worked at Cottage Hospital in the Mother Infant Unit for 6 years and is so excited to see those patients grow up in the pediatrics realm. She specializes in newborn care, breastfeeding, sleep coaching, nutrition, potty training, and mental health awareness. Outside of work her two young boys keep her extremely busy. She enjoys going to the beach, pool, biking, and exploring with her kids and husband.

Selena Anguiano

Medical Assistant





Pediatric  Office Team

Anthony Perez

Practice Manager

Ashley Khowong


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