Fax: 415-380-8701
9Am TO 5pm
655 Redwood Highway, Suite 216 • Mill Valley, CA 94941


The pediatricians and staff of Magnolia Pediatrics of Marin are pleased to welcome you to our practice in Mill Valley.

Our caring team of highly experienced, board-certified physicians and friendly staff is proud to provide easy access to our full range family-centered pediatric services in a pleasant and comfortable setting, where our patients and parents feel at ease.

With a team of three physicians (Dr. Suzanne Christie, Dr. Uta Kerl, and Dr. Anika Sanda) experienced in all aspects of pediatric care, we are well equipped to address a wide range of issues affecting a child’s medical health, wellness and development. We are committed to provide skilled, high-level and compassionate care from birth through young adulthood. We believe in continuity of care that we establish through an ongoing relationship between the doctor and patient-parent duo. 

As part of our commitment to providing excellent pediatric care, we have partnered with UCSF Benioff Children’s Physicians, an organization dedicated to the health and well-being of children. We are also part of the Marin General Hospital community and refer to Prima Pediatric  After Hours Clinic.

We would like to get to know you and your family better.
Feel free to give us a call if you have questions or would like to know more about our office.

We look forward to welcoming your family to ours!

The flu vaccines are here! Please call our office to schedule an appointment for one of our several flu clinics. 

Dr. Suzanne Christie

Dr. Suzanne Christie attended Georgetown University as an undergraduate and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After graduating, she spent two years teaching high school science at a boarding school on the east coast before returning to Georgetown for medical school. Born and raised in Marin County, she was eager to return to California and chose to complete her internship and residency in pediatrics at Stanford. After residency, she joined the Menlo Clinic in Menlo Park and practiced general pediatrics for four years until her move back to Marin in 2000. In Marin, she has worked at the Pediatric After Hours Clinic, Mill Valley Pediatrics, Prima Medical Group and is a founding partner at Magnolia Pediatrics of Marin.

Dr. Christie is Board Certified in Pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is passionate about her work with children and their families. Committed to promoting the general health and well being of her patients, she particularly enjoys counseling families about issues of child development and nutrition.

As a mother of four, she brings a very practical and common sense approach to her practice and understands first hand many of the concerns facing young families and their children today. In her spare time she can be found enjoying the outdoors with her husband and grown children.


Dr. Uta Kerl

Dr. Uta Kerl received her undergraduate degree from University of California Berkeley with a BS in Nutritional Science. She attended UCSF Medical School and subsequently completed her Pediatric Residency at Stanford. While she stayed close to home for her medical training, she has always enjoyed travel and appreciates her experience living abroad. Dr.Kerl was born in Germany, and lived in Johannesburg South Africa for two years as a teen.  Memorable work experiences abroad include volunteering as a Pediatrician at Barretstown Camp in Ireland, a camp for children with serious illness. 

Dr Kerl is a board-certified Pediatrician and Fellow of The American Academy of Pediatrics and has been practicing in Marin since 1998. Before coming to Marin, Dr Kerl practiced for two years with Los Gatos Pediatric Associates.  In Marin she has held positions as Pediatric Hospitalist at MGH, worked for many years with the Prima After Hours Clinic and Prima Medical Group and is excited to be among the three founding partners at Magnolia Pediatrics of Marin. 

As a general pediatrician, Dr Kerl values her role as advocate of health promotion and illness prevention and enjoys counseling families on issues related to nutrition and behavioral/developmental pediatrics. 

As a mother of a young son,  she has a keen appreciation of the unique challenges and joys of parenting, and welcomes the opportunity to work in partnership with the families of Magnolia Pediatrics  of Marin. 

In her free time she most enjoys outdoor activities in nature and spending time with family and friends.


Dr. Anika Sanda

Dr. Anika Sanda graduated magna cum laude in Biology from University of California, Los Angeles. She earned her medical degree from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine. There she received special recognition for her epidemiology research on pediatric injury prevention. She then completed her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Orange County in 2001 and is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Sanda has been practicing pediatrics in Marin since 2012. She worked at Prima Kids until 2019 and continues to work at the Pediatric After Hours Clinic. Dr. Sanda is thrilled to be a co-founder of Magnolia Pediatrics of Marin. 
Dr. Sanda thoroughly enjoys taking care of children and values the close relationship she develops with her patients and their families. She views each encounter with her patients as an opportunity to provide education and preventative care. Drawing from her experiences growing up in India as well as her medical training, she takes a holistic approach to promote health and well-being in her patients.

In addition, Dr. Sanda has a special interest in pediatric behavior and mental health. She completed a mini-fellowship in patient-centered mental health through the REACH Institute, an organization dedicated to improving the mental health of American youth through the best evidence-based therapies.

Outside of medicine, Dr. Sanda can be found enjoying a hot cup of tea or exploring the outdoors with her husband and two children either by foot or bike.