About Me

Dr. Alvarez is a Health Sciences Assistant Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Previously, Dr. Alvarez was an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at USC Keck School of Medicine and practiced at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where she was the medical director of type 2 diabetes clinic. Dr. Alvarez received her medical degree from the Charles R Drew/UCLA Medical Education Program. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland (now UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland) and her fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Her clinical practice includes general pediatric endocrinology and diabetes. Her special interests include diabetes, in particular, type 2 in youth, insulin resistance/ prediabetes, and diabetes care technology.

Areas of Interest:
  • Diabetes mellitus, with special focus on type 2 diabetes in youth
  • Prediabetes and insulin resistance
  • Diabetes care technology (insulin pump, continuous glucose monitors, smart insulin pens, healthcare apps).

Endocrine, Diabetes & Metabolic Centers at Miller Children's & Women's


English, Spanish

Provider Specialty

Endocrinology - Pediatric

Areas of Care

  • Pediatric Specialty Care


Medical School

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science


Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland


UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital

Locations & Affiliations


Miller Children's Endocrinology Clinic

2880 Atlantic Ave. Suite 220

Long Beach, CA

Office: (562) 933-8562

Appointment: (562) 933-8562

3460 Lomita Blvd.

3460 Lomita Blvd.

Torrance, CA

Cherese Mari Laulhere Children's Village - Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach

2701 Atlantic Ave.

Long Beach, CA

Office: (714) 377-6993

Torrance Outpatient Specialty Center

3640 Lomita Blvd.

Torrance, CA

Office: (714) 377-6993