Ridgecrest Regional Hospital Podcast

COVID-19 Youth Vaccinations

Luigi Cendana, D.O. - Speaker Bio
Dr. Luigi Cendana is a board certified general pediatrician who provides care for infants, children and adolescents for the community of Ridgecrest, California. Dr. Cendana was born in West Covina, California, and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey since the age of seven. He earned his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University with concentrations in the fields of nutritional sciences and biochemistry. Shortly thereafter, he spent 8 months in the Philippines providing volunteer work at a charity hospital for the poor.

Upon his return stateside in 2009, he started medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. During his time at medical school, he served on several leadership positions including Student Council President, representing his fellow colleagues on a national level and attended national AOA conventions as a delegate for the New Jersey Osteopathic Associations of Physicians and Surgeons.

Following medical school, he entered pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital at Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, Florida. Since completion, he has been serving Palm Beach and Brevard counties in Florida as an outpatient Pediatrician and Pediatric Hospitalist, respectively. In 2017, Dr. Cendana joined the Ridgecrest Regional Hospital staff as a hospitalist and outpatient pediatrician. Since 2019, Dr. Cendana has been providing care at the North Medical Campus Pediatric Center. Dr. Cendana’s hobbies include tennis, sipping a cup of coffee with a book in his hand, sharing a laugh and capturing moments in photographs.
  • Dr. Luigi Cendana discusses questions and concerns parents might have now that the vaccine is authorized for 12+.