Kristen M. OttoM.D., M.S.


  • Family Medicine

Special focus on

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Adolescent Health
  • Behavioral and Mental Health
  • Global Health
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Maternity / Obstetrics

I see patients at


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Dr. Otto, a native of Southern California, is passionate about empowering people to live their best lives while also caring about their health. As a family doctor, she loves developing partnerships with her patients, serving as an advisor and confidante to help them pursue their passions and keep themselves well. As an avid traveler, Spanish-speaker, and lover of culture, she is committed to providing culturally sensitive care to patients from various backgrounds.  As an academic, she has special interests in reproductive health, maternity/obstetrics, integrative/holistic medicine, and global health. In addition, Dr. Otto especially enjoys working with teens, children, women, veterans, and the elderly.

When not in the hospital or clinic, Dr. Otto enjoys spending time with her husband (in the military) and her two energetic dogs, Yosemite and Gryffindor. She is always looking forward to her next adventure, whether local or international, and enjoys hiking, camping, road tripping, scuba diving, and singing. She is always happiest when near the water or when spending time with those she loves.


  • B.A., 2008, Health and Humanity, University of Southern California
  • M.S., 2011, Global Health, Duke University
  • M.D., 2016, Keck school of Medicine, University of Southern California
  • Residency:

    • Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University, 2020

Memberships and associations

  • American Academy of Family Physicians