Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Dr. Joel "Gator" Warsh grew up in Toronto, Canada. He completed his undergraduate training at Toronto York University, before going on to earn his Master’s Degree in Epidemiology and Community Health at Queen’s University, where he was honored with the Canadian Institute of Health Research Master’s Award. He was the CEO of International Innovation Media and Design Inc. and was the Ontario Student Entrepreneur of the year in 2009 .
He then moved to the United States and attended and earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College where he was elected president of the Jefferson Pediatric Society. Dr. Gator completed his Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA), where he was honored as the George Donnell Society Research Fellow. He started his career working as an attending Pediatrician at CHLA. He has also worked in Private practice in Pasadena, CA before moving to his current office in Beverly Hills, CA. He is currently on staff at Cedar Sinai Hospital. Dr. Gator has published research in numerous peer-reviewed journals on topics including childhood injuries, obesity and physical activity. He is also a faculty member of Peds4you.
Additionally, Dr. Gator has studied Holistic and Integrative Medicine. In an effort to provide superior patient care, he incorporates various methodologies into his allopathic medical practice. Dr. Gator is a certified Integrative Medical Practitioner by the American Academy of Integrative Medicine. Currently, he is studying Functional Medicine, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Homeopathy.
Dr. Gator is married to Sarah Intelligator, an attorney, whose Holistic Divorce and Family Law practice is located in Beverly Hills. For almost 20 years, she has taught yoga throughout Los Angeles. In 2017, she was honored as one of the "10 Best Attorneys" in California by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys and was featured on the TV show, "This is LA", for her unique approach to the practice of Family Law.
Dr. Joel was given the nickname, Dr. Gator, by his peers after marrying Sarah Intelligator (yes that is her real last name) and the nickname stuck.
Dr. Gator is an avid athlete, foodie and traveler.