Dr. James Padrez was born in Tucson, Arizona, and joined Pediatric Associates in 1983. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a B.S. in Pharmacy in 1976 and received his M.D. from the University of Arizona in 1979. After an internship in Family Practice, he entered the Phoenix Hospitals Affiliated Pediatric Program where he served as chief resident his final year. Dr. Padrez is board certified in Pediatrics and has been voted a “Top Doc” in Phoenix Magazine several times as well as a member of “Best Doctors in America.”

Dr. Padrez and his wife have 3 grown children and enjoy visiting them in the Bay Area. He enjoys hiking, biking, and gardening.