Star doctor at Prime Wellness Community Health Center
During her years at UCLA, she began to recognize her passion to serve the children in the L.A. area and volunteered her time at Cedars Sinai's Julie Ann Singer's Preschool for emotionally disturbed children.
In 1977 she entered Howard University College of Medicine where she became the first female president of a graduating class. She received her Doctor of Medicine in 1981 and returned to Cedars Sinai Medical Center for her residency in Pediatrics.
After completing her chief residency at Cedars Sinai, she became Board Certified in Pediatrics and entered into private practice in Beverly Hills. She remains on staff at Cedars Sinai where she has received multiple teaching awards and Physician of the Year for Newborn Care on two occasions.
Dr. Ballou's volunteer work includes serving as a board member and president of Howard University Medical Alumni Association and most recently a board member and president of the Los Angeles Chapter, Tuskegee Airmen Inc. She is an avid supporter of the Special Needs Program in the City of Carson and the South Bay Special Olympics.