Pediatric Biochemical Genetics Physician – Orange County, California

CHOC Children's Specialists
May 11, 2020
Orange, CA


We’re seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible Pediatric Biochemical Genetics Physician to join the vibrant, growing Metabolic team at CHOC Children’s Specialists in scenic Orange County, California. You’ll join a team consisting of three board-certified MDs, two pediatric NPs, three dieticians, two genetic counselors, case managers, a social worker, and additional support staff who provide metabolic care in a nationally-renowned biochemical genetics program. This collegial team offers a supportive environment and an exceptional opportunity for professional growth. The position offers a strong clinical practice with teaching opportunities and clinical research, if desired but not required.

Responsibilities include caring for patients with suspected/proven metabolic diseases (inpatients, outpatients and enzyme infusions), participating in the confirmatory testing process of newborns referred by the State NBS program, and teaching of students, pediatric residents and genetics or metabolic fellows. In addition to general metabolic clinics, CHOC Children’s Specialists offers specialty clinics focusing on patients with lysosomal storage, neurometabolic, glycogen storage disorders and phenylketonuria to provide multidisciplinary care and coordination for patients.

CHOC Children’s Specialists is a highly sought-after center for national/international multicenter industry-sponsored clinical trials. There are opportunities for translational research in mitochondrial and lysosomal diseases. An onsite metabolic laboratory, one of only a few such laboratories in the United States, provides in-house testing for a variety of metabolic tests. CHOC Children’s Specialists is home to more than 240 physicians, 50 advanced practitioners and 22 pediatric subspecialties.

The group practices at CHOC Children’s, a premier healthcare system based in Orange County and affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2019-2020), CHOC is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research. CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence – the CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institute.

CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Beacon Award for Pediatric Institute.

Sun-drenched Orange County is ideally situated between San Diego and Los Angeles offering 45 miles of gorgeous coastline. The area boasts average temperatures of 70 degrees and up along with unbeatable entertainment, shopping and attractions and easy access to the beach, mountains and desert. There’s something here for everyone.

Families will appreciate the area’s top-ranked schools and friendly, safe neighborhoods. Orange County is situated less than an hour’s drive from Los Angeles and less than 90 minutes from San Diego and Palm Springs.

For complete details and consideration, please contact Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners via email at, call (877) 440-3832 or cell/text (214) 850-3094.

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