Paoletti is a board-certified gynecologist. She specializes
in understanding women’s body chemistry—including
complex women’s health issues involving multiple sources
of illness such as the combination of hormone imbalance, the endocrine
and lymphatic problems, and the role that nutrition and vitamins
play in women’s health and wellness.
In addition to advising patients on routine gynecological matters,
Dr. Paoletti counsels patients on the replacement of natural hormones,
weight loss management, thyroid problems, and the management of
chronic vaginal and urinary problems.
Patients have come to know Dr. Paoletti as a “miracle-worker” and “life-saver” though
her humble attitude rarely acknowledges such enthusiastic praises.
(To learn more about what patients say about Dr. Paoletti, see
Patient Praise.) With over 20 years in private practice, Dr. Paoletti’s
detailed and personal approach has made her one of the most sought-out
physicians in Southern California.
Dr. Paoletti’s background is unique as prior to entering
medicine she was a successful research scientist. Her scientific
background helped foster her treatment style as demonstrated by
the meticulous attention she gives each patient and by diagnosing
her patients with an extraordinary “whole person” approach.
Selecting Dr. Paoletti as your physician is easy when you understand
not only her scientific background and exceptional personal approach,
but understand her extraordinary professional training and achievements.
After achieving a top ranking as one of the few female engineering
students at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Paoletti
steered a course to serve others through medicine. She completed
a Bachelor’s degree at Berkeley with top honors. For her
research in physiology and endocrinology, the study of hormones,
she was awarded membership in several honor societies—the
Berkeley Honor Society, the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, and
the prestigious Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society of North
all while working on her Ph.D. thesis at UC Berkeley.
While in her third year of Medical School at the University of
California, Irvine, Dr. Paoletti was the recipient of the prestigious
Alpha Omega Alpha Society Award—an award earned by only the
top 3% of medical students in the nation. In her final year in
Medical School she graduated as president of her class receiving
an additional six different honors and awards—The UCI-CCM
Associated Alumni Golden Crest Scholarship award; The UCI-CCM
Associated Alumni Service Award; the Senior Humanitarian Award
at UC Irvine;
The Janet M Glasgow Memorial Achievement Award and Citation for
Scholastic Achievement; The Lange Book Award for Clinical Excellence;
and the Certificate of Excellence in Basic Sciences from UCI
Dr. Paoletti was named Chief Resident at the UCLA Medical Center
and earned several UCLA Special Recognition awards for Outstanding
Service. Dr. Paoletti was also honored with a highly prized fellowship
in High Risk Obstetrics at UCLA but declined and opted for private
practice in Santa Monica where she could treat patients and make
a true difference in the lives of women.
Dr. Paoletti holds privileges at St. John’s Hospital in Santa
Monica California and is listed in the “Guide to America’s
Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists” 2003 and 2004. In addition,
Dr. Paoletti was recently nominated for the honor of “Diplomate
Certification” by the American Board of Hospital Physicians
and the American College of Ethical Physicians.
Serving the community is an important component of Dr. Paoletti’s
profession. She has taught courses and in-service seminars at UCLA
as an Assistant Clinical Professor and has taught at Santa Monica
Hospital as a Clinical Attending Physician for the Family Practice
program. Local radio and television programs frequently seek Dr.
Paoletti as a medical expert commentator and she has appeared on
The Wellness Hour discussing contemporary women’s health