Sara Park, MD, FAAP


Dr. Park received her B.A. from the University of Chicago, and her M.D. from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.  She completed her residency at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital & Maricopa Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program in 1995.

She practiced pediatrics in the private practice as well as in the academic setting in Arizona.  She taught clinical pediatrics to students from the University of Arizona as well as Residents at the Phoenix Children’s Hospital/Maricopa Medical Center Pediatric Residency Program at Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS).  Her special interests include underserved and vulnerable populations and she helped implement the Pediatric Refugee Program at MIHS.  Dr. Park is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona, Department of Child Health.

Dr. Park joined the Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP) in October of 2015. CMDP is the Medicaid Health Plan for children in out-of-home care in Arizona, it is also part of the Department of Child Safety (DCS).  Her current position as Chief Medical Officer at CMDP allows her to remain in the patient care realm with evaluation of services provided to the members, but also affords her the opportunity to advocate for children on a system level.  She has taken up this cause with enthusiasm, by taking the opportunity to address the care of children in out-of-home care internally with DCS, and externally with the Behavioral Health System, the Juvenile Justice System, the Division of Developmental Disabilities and the medical community.  Her position at CMDP is right up her alley, as she has been able to continue her dedication to serving vulnerable populations, by working for the children in out-of-home care.