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At Palos Verdes Medical Group, our team consists of experienced, compassionate pediatricians, asthma specialists, allergists, immunologists, internists, family doctors and friendly, nurturing staff members who take pride in giving our patients the personalized care that they deserve.

All of our doctors are highly educated professionals who have undergone rigorous academic and clinical training in their specialties. We maintain a high level of expertise through continuing education in order to provide the most up-to-date care for the patients we are privileged to serve. The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials, and work experience.


Lawrence D. Sher, M.D., FAAP, FAAAA, FACAAI

Pediatrics, ADHD, Adult and Pediatric Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

Dr. Lawrence D. SherDr. Sher is board-certified in adult and pediatric asthma, allergy and immunology and pediatrics. He is active in both the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and is currently a member of its immunotherapy committee in addition to the rhinitis and sinusitis committee.

Dr. Sher went to medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and completed a pediatric residency at University of California, Los Angeles and fellowship in allergy, asthma and immunology at both the UCLA Westwood and Harbor campuses. He has been in practice for 20 years in the Palos Verdes community. He founded Peninsula Research Associates in 1999, a clinical trials institute devoted to helping develop new vaccines and medications for asthma, allergies, ADHD and sleep disorders.




Nadra (Monica) Saad, M.D., FAAP

Newborns, Pediatrics & Adolescents

Dr. Nadra (Monica) SaadDr. Saad is board-certified in pediatrics and has a special interest in preventive medical care, newborn care, and adolescent health. She is on staff at both Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital.

Dr. Saad completed her residency at Rush-Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and holds a fellowship with the American Academy of Pediatrics. She has also been PALS Certified. While she was living in Illinois, Dr. Saad was a member of the Healthy Children Program Committee through the American Academy of Pediatrics and was on the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society, Downers Grove Unit from 1989 to 1990.

Dr. Saad has been in private practice for over 25 years. She joined Palos Verdes Medical Group in 1995. Dr. Saad has also been the sub-investigator for over 200 clinical trials at Peninsula Research Associates. Her clinical expertise includes studies focused on allergic rhinitis, asthma, chronic bronchitis, otitis media, pneumonia, sinusitis and vaccinations.


Laurence K. Gorlick, M.D.

Internal Medicine

Dr. Laurence K. GorlickDr. Gorlick is board-certified in internal medicine and was also one of the first physicians to be board-certified in geriatrics in 1986. He is on staff at both Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Hospital and is licensed to practice medicine in New York, Connecticut and California.

Dr. Gorlick completed his internal medicine residency at Norwalk Hospital which is in affiliation with Yale University School of Medicine. He was the former Director of Laboratory Medicine at ProHealth Partners and also spent many years working as an Associate Professor of Medicine and clinical instructor at UCLA St. Mary Medical Center.

Dr. Gorlick practiced general medicine for over 20 years in the Los Alamitos and Long Beach areas and has been practicing in the South Bay for over 10 years. He joined Palos Verdes Medical Group in 2001.



Jessica Kiss, D.O.

Family Medicine

Dr. Jessica KissDr. Kiss graduated medical school from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Arizona after receiving her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Arizona. She completed her residency training at College Medical Center in Long Beach, where she was also chief resident. Dr. Kiss specializes in family medicine and treats kids and adults of all ages. She recently joined our team at Palos Verdes Medical Group. 

Dr. Kiss grew up in Palos Verdes, so she is thrilled to be both living and working in the community that raised her. Dr. Kiss is the mother of 3 – twin girls, Bella and Kayla, who are 6 years old, and Seth, who is 3. She has a background in special needs care, having been a special needs tutor and ABA therapist in the past. Her passions include spending time outside, being active with her family, all things Disney, and a love for performing arts.

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550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 319
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