The Landon Pediatric Foundation (LPF) formed over two decades ago to establish and maintain a comprehensive system of family oriented, culturally sensitive care to all the children of Ventura County.  LPF strives to make a difference in the lives and well being of our local families, bringing a medical home to our patients with the greatest need.  

We work within Ventura County and beyond to bring together organizations that also believe in our vision of a community based health system for children.  Our shared efforts have built an established, successful, holistic center of care. 

We strive to make a difference in the lives of our local families; bringing a medical home to our patients with the greatest need.

Chris Landon, MD

 
 

It all BEGAN IN THE HOSPITAL BASEMENT...

Dr. Chris Landon, M.D., serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Family Practice and Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Landon served as a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Southern California. He has pioneered device development in the area of pediatric pulmonary medicine. He serves as Director of Pediatrics at Ventura County Medical Center. He established a CCS certified Level II Intensive Care Nursery and Perinatal Unit at Sequoia District Hospital and a comprehensive program of inpatient and outpatient medical homes for children in Ventura County. Additionally, he established a program of nutritional research in cystic fibrosis at Children's Hospital at Stanford, including a microsample lab for fat-soluble vitamins and gas chromatography lab for essential fatty acids. Dr. Landon serves as an Executive Director of the Landon Research Institute in California. He serves as a Director of Pediatric Diagnostic Center (Ventura, Calif.) and Director of Mandalay Bay Children's Center (Oxnard, Calif.). He serves as a Member of Scientific Advisory Board of VivoMetrics, Inc. He serves as a Member of Medical Advisory Board at Ritter Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He has served on a variety of medical and scientific advisory boards including the Pediatric Advisory Committee, the American Medical Association, the American Federation of Clinical Research and the California Medical Association. He is a Pediatric Pulmonologist. Dr. Landon received his medical degree from the University of Southern California and completed his fellowship at Stanford University.

After two and a half decades building a Pediatric Diagnostic Center and Hospital for Children we are now re-focusing on BD2K. In order to best serve the patients depending on the safety net, we have expanded our research to adults with asthma, COPD, and diabetes, and to better serve the research community by creating patient registries to draw from. We are partnering with our research partners from USC, UCLA, Rand Corporation, Abt and Associates, UCSF, and acquiring more assets in biostatistics, psychology, biomedical engineering, and clinical trial design. We are re-visiting old friends from Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Electronic Sensor Technology, and new friends from Gentag, Gilead, PARI. We are participating in trials with Merck, Astra Zeneca, and Glaxo-Smith-Kline. We are completing projects looking at the effects of critical congenital heart disease in the newborn – how it affects parents and siblings – decades after the event. We are concentrating on tools to assess and improve adherence in chronic disease – partnering with the American Academy of Pediatrics in a quality improvement project for pediatricians in eight counties and with CareMessage to utilize the cellphone to improve care for COPD and diabetes. After our recent visit to CalTech’s Atheneum Club for Technolink, we look forward to partnering with big data collected for transportation security, data collection for airplanes that mimics our work with the LifeShirt, oil exploration data sets, and others – to understand how we can turn Big Data To Knowledge.