About Tucson Central Pediatrics

We have full-time licensed pediatricians working at Tucson Central Pediatrics. They are all members of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and are on staff at UMC, TMC, and St. Joseph’s Hospital.

Dr. Carin Eldridge


Medical Doctor

Dr. Eldridge is a board-certified pediatrician who received her medical degree and Master of Public Health from the University of Arizona, Tucson and completed her pediatric residency at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital. Dr. Eldridge is also currently serving on the board of directors for the Pima County Medical Society.

Dr. Eldridge focused her public health degree on improving the wellness of adolescent girls by boosting self-esteem and increasing awareness of unhealthy cultural norms. She enjoys discussing puberty and reframing it into positive, light-hearted discussions that help kids and parents feel comfortable and prepared. This will hopefully set the stage for families to tackle tougher conversations in the future!

She has two young children, helping her pull from her own experience to aid new parents in navigating the sometimes overwhelming mass of parenting trends and advice on social media. Her goal is to provide care that is thoughtful and evidence-based but also fits your parenting style. She has managed to have two babies during her medical training and is always on the lookout for simple, practical solutions that optimize snuggles and a good night’s sleep.

In her free time, Dr. Eldridge likes exploring all the awesome small businesses and restaurants in Tucson, preferably on bikes with two kids in tow. She and her husband (Conor) love mountain biking in the Tucson Mountains and rock climbing on Mt. Lemmon and at Rocks and Ropes. Dr. Eldridge grew up in Davis, CA but considers the Southwest her home. She is thrilled to be back to Tucson and serving the truly unique community that helped shape her values as a provider.


Medical Doctor

Dr. Hom was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from college at the University of Maryland in 1988 with a degree in microbiology. He also attended medical school at the University of Maryland, graduating in 1992. He then completed his pediatric residency at UCLA Medical Center, where he met his wife Sarah.

After finishing his training in 1995 he moved to Tucson where he worked for Thomas-Davis Medical Centers for three years before opening Tucson Central Pediatrics in 1998. Dr. Hom also serves as the chief administrator of the clinic.

He is very blessed with four wonderful children, 2 girls, Rachel and Emily, and twin boys, Andrew and Daniel.

In his free time, he enjoys tennis, reading, working around the house and spending time with his family. Balance/Vestibular, Post-operative Rehab.


Medical Doctor

Dr. Hull was born in California but grew up in Tucson. She graduated from Brown University in 1993 and attended medical school at the University of Arizona, graduating in 1999. She completed her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in 2002 and has worked here at Tucson Central Pediatrics since.

She is currently on the boards of the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and of Parent Aid, an organization dedicated to preventing child abuse. Dr. Hull is the oral health advocate for the Arizona Chapter of the AAP.

She volunteers throughout the year with the Flying Samaritans in Baja California Sur and has been on several international medical trips to countries such as Guatemala and India. She speaks Spanish. Her hobbies include photography, travel and studying foreign languages.


Medical Doctor

Dr. Ramakrishnan went to medical school in Chennai, South India. Her initial pediatric training was in the United Kingdom where she was a member of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health. She moved to the USA in 2004 and completed her residency at the Brooklyn Hospital Center in New York.

Dr. “Rama” as she is known to us, served as chief resident and was awarded the best resident for courtesy, respect, and professionalism. In her free time, she loves to read, spend time with her family, and food blog. Dr. Rama is a board certified pediatrician and has 15 years experience. She works with all types of health issues concerning children, and enjoys the newborn care and working with adolescents. She worked in Virginia for three years in both a private setting and in student health at UVA.

She moved to Tucson in the summer of 2012 with her husband and two children.