Dr. Alaev received her medical degree from Tadjik State Medical Institute in Russia in 1982. Prior to coming to the United States, she worked as a pediatrician for over 10 years. She completed both her internship and residency at King/Drew Medical Center in 2002. In addition to her work at CCHC, she has evaluated newborns at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank for the last 10 years. Dr. Alaev is fluent in Russian.