Cheryl Padin, MD

Ob-Gyn, Redwood City

“Above all, I want our patients to be happy with their experience.”

Described as “a quiet storm of a leader,” Dr. Padin skillfully manages most of the inpatient aspects of the department, including oversight of the midwife service. Her passion for inpatient service inspired her to become physician director for Maternal-Child Services for the World Class Hospital effort, an initiative dedicated to creating an exceptional hospital experience.

Her hard work and leadership are evident in several metrics. Hospital Consumer Assessment of Providers and Systems scores for provider communication have shown steady improvement over the last year. And the department’s success in achieving first call booking is a testament to her skill and tenacity in managing the schedule.

Dr. Padin spearheaded the department’s efforts to increase the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques, and relocate minor procedures from the Ambulatory Surgery Center to the clinic.

Her communication skills are widely credited for building bridges to encourage teamwork and enhance service. She collaborates extensively with midwives and nursing leadership to improve the labor/delivery and postpartum experience for new moms.