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Elmer Harder, MD

Elmer Harder, MD

Dr. Elmer W. Harder is an Obstetrician & Gynecologist serving the San Diego South Bay area where he has had the privilege of delivering over 14,000 babies, as well as performed thousands of gynecological surgeries.  His warm bedside manner and always genuine caring is what patients remember the most.

Dr. Harder was born in Brazil and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Loma Linda, California and his medical degree from the Universidad de Autonoma, Mexico. His post graduate Internship was at University of Loma Linda Medical School and he completed a four year specialty residency in OB/GYN at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).

During the last 30 years, Dr. Harder has contributed to local hospitals as acting Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as served on several Medical Executive Committees. He has had the distinctive honor of being requested to serve as member of the Hospital Board of Directors and has been bestowed with the Patient Choice Award.  Dr. Harder maintains active privileges at Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Paradise Valley Hospital.

His special interests are to provide the highest Obstetrical Care to the South Bay community and in his spare time he enjoys spending time with his Family, Traveling and Fishing.


Juan R. Rivera, Jr., MD

Juan R. Rivera, Jr., MD

Dr. Rivera graduated from La Sierra University in 1992 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.  While completing his studies in business, management and accounting, he took pre-med classes and volunteered at Women’s Health department at Riverside General Hospital.  From the beginning, Dr. Rivera appreciated every aspect of this field.  This motivated him to pursue Obstetrics and Gynecology as a career path.

Graduating from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Dr. Rivera excelled as a senior resident and quickly developed his clinical reasoning and medical judgement in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He was recruited by Dr. Elmer Harder at SouthBay Obgyn Medical Group and here Dr. Rivera has come to sharpen his skills as an excellent clinician and caring physician.

As a new Father, his family comes first as does staying healthy and exercising regularly.  All his training has prepared him for working with a broad culturally diverse population of South San Diego County.  Dr. Rivera is Bilingual in English and Spanish and is affiliated with Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Paradise Valley Hospital, National City, California.

In his spare time Dr. Rivera enjoys Traveling, Photography, Music and Biking.  His hobbies reflect his interest in the arts, theater, film and the appreciation for the outdoors.


Elizabeth Z. Scott, MD

Elizabeth Z. Scott, MD

Dr. Scott is a board certified Obstetrician Gynecologist who has lived and practiced in the South Bay for over 9 years.  She received her Bachelors degree, Cum Laude from Immaculate Heart College, Los Angeles.  She is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, where she became a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Medical Society.  Dr. Scott completed her internship at UCLA Cedar Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, and her residency at LSU, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dr. Scott is a past Chief of the Department of OB/GYN at Paradise Valley Hospital and she is an expert gynecological surgeon.  She is a certified user of the Da Vinci robotic system for minimally invasive surgery.

Dr. Scott decided on a career in obstetrics and gynecology because she loves participating in bringing new life into the world.  Her special interest includes caring for women in all aspects of gynecology and she believe in helping patients through their health challenges in a caring manner, minimizing pain and recovery time.  Dr. Scott is an advocate for a healthy lifestyle encouraging her patient to optimize their general health through fitness and food choices.  Dr. Scott is happily married and has two teen children; she enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, hiking, camping, yoga and cycling.


Aiwei Wang, MD

Dr. Wang is Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He received his medical degree and PhD from the Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Science, Beijing, China.  He has been a member of SouthBay Obgyn Medical Group since 2005.

Dr. Wang further engaged in a postdoctoral Research Fellowship in the Department of Obstetrics-Gynecology and Urology at Bringham and Womens’ Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston.  He completed a Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology in New England Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts and Nassua University Medical Center, Long Island, New York.

Dr. Wang has served as Chairman of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department at Paradise Valley Hospital.  He has been bestowed with Best Ob-Gyn Research Presentation at NUMC, a Postdoctoral Fellowship by the Population Sciences of the Rockefeller Foundation, Surgery Research and Scientific Award by the Ministry of Health, People’s Republic of China.  Dr. Wang has multiple publications as first author.

His special interests include minimal invasive Gynecological Surgery including robotic assisted Laparoscopic procedure, Menopause and Infertility.  Dr. Wang resides in Carmel Valley, San Diego North County and he is fluent in English and Chinese/Mandarin.


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