Dr. Hackett grew up in Irvine, California and is thrilled to be practicing medicine in her hometown. She attended UCLA for her undergraduate education and medical school at University of California, San Diego. She felt fortunate to stay in San Diego to complete her residency training at Rady Children’s Hospital. She always felt called to be a physician and loved the academic rigor and challenging nature of the field. Her true passion is to ease the suffering of others, and she feels so lucky to have a career dedicated to helping others.
Every child is special and unique. I truly enjoy connecting with my patients and their families to discover the perfect environment for each child to grow and thrive. It is a privilege to be a part of their lives and to watch them grow from birth to adulthood.
As a general pediatrician, Dr. Hackett’s goal is to help children develop good habits that will last a lifetime, whether it is developing a good sleep routine as an infant, educating a child on the importance of nutrition, or even helping a teenager learn how to manage stress appropriately. We now know such habits can reduce the risk of disease or illness in the future, even decades later. She believes that by ensuring the physical health of children and assisting parents in laying a good foundation for their overall development and mental health, pediatricians can positively impact children so they may grow up to lead happy, successful lives.
I am extremely dedicated to my practice and strive to provide exceptional medical care with the compassion and attention each patient deserves.
Coming from a diverse family and having studied Cultural Anthropology, she subsequently enjoys helping families discover how to best care for their own children based on their personal, cultural practices or personal goals. Dr. Hackett’s personal interest is endocrinology, mental health and newborn care.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Hackett enjoys spending time with her husband, three young children and their labradoodle. As a family, they love exploring in nature, hiking, mountain biking and spending time at the beach. Personally, she enjoys yoga, reading, painting and traveling.
Primary Care, Pediatrics
University of California, San Diego, CA
Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA
Locations & Affiliations
4050 Barranca Parkway, Suite 170 Irvine, CA 92604
4050 Barranca Parkway