Dr. Amanda Salter, M.D. FAAP

Dr. Amanda Salter, M.D. FAAP, is Board certified in Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has been practicing pediatrics in California since 2008 and joined Coastal Kids in 2011.

She started her career delivering babies with a local midwife practice. She worked extensively in healthcare before attending a post-baccalaureate program at Georgetown University and then continuing to medical school at Georgetown School of Medicine in Washington, DC. She completed her residency training at the Children’s Hospital Oakland with special interests in pediatric development, dermatology, and gastroenterology. She is currently the Pediatric Chair of the Women and Infants Department at Mission Hospital, the Physician Lead for the Mother and Baby Substance Initiative, and on the Physician Executive Board for Providence Hospitals.

Dr. Salter was born locally at Hoag Hospital but had been living and studying abroad and on the East Coast before returning to Southern California to practice medicine. When not at work Dr. Salter enjoys running marathons, quilting, traveling, gardening, and spending time with her husband, children, and dog.


pediatric development, dermatology, and gastroenterology

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Salter:

  • LAGUNA NIGUEL: (949) 448-8821

Dr. Salter is beyond amazing! We have had 4 pediatricians due to some moving (and being pretty picky). She is the best pediatrician we’ve seen. Knowledgeable and personable, she is great with my daughter and has eased my first-time-mom fears. She relates and uses great examples to help parents understand. I highly recommend her!

B.C., Facebook

Dr. Salter and her medical assistants are wonderful! This place knows how to interact with kids and speak their language. I was raised in the Kaiser system many decades ago and never had a dedicated pediatrician. My kids had Dr. Hector Ramirez in MV/RSM and loved him and his kind bedside manner, but my daughter chose Coastal Kids for her daughter because she lived near their office at the time. I thought she might switch pediatricians when they moved, but she stuck with them and now I understand why.

P.M., Yelp