Pediatric Infectious Diseases – Orange County

November 16, 2021
Orange, CA


We are seeking a Board Certified/Eligible Pediatric Infectious Disease physician to join the thriving practice at CHOC Children’s Specialists in Orange County, California. Comprised of 5 board certified pediatric infectious disease physicians and three research coordinators, the group provides inpatient consultation services to other subspecialties including level IV neonatal, pediatric and cardiovascular ICU’s as well as busy oncology and bone marrow transplant (oncological and non-oncological) services. These services are complemented by active general pediatric medical and surgical services. The division also offers outpatient services including the only pediatric and adolescent HIV clinic in the region.

Beyond clinical activities, the division of infectious diseases also provides infection prevention, and antibiotic stewardship services for the hospital. There is a close relationship with the local Health Department, and many opportunities for advocacy and education. The division also actively engages in clinical research and has a fellowship program. The division has close ties to the department of pediatrics and the adult infectious disease divisions at the University of California, Irvine, which provides clinical appointments.

The candidate we are seeking will have a strong interest in research. An interest in immunology is desirable but not required for consideration.

About CHOC Children’s

CHOC was recently honored to have been named one of the best children’s hospitals in seven specialties by U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022, including cancer; neonatology; orthopedics; pulmonology; urology; diabetes and endocrinology; and neurology and neurosurgery. In addition, CHOC is one of only nine children’s hospitals in the nation to be named a Top Children’s Hospital by the Leapfrog Group in 2020. Since opening their doors in 1964, Children’s Hospital of Orange County has been exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, and research. With admissions growing by 90% over the last eight years, CHOC is growing to better accommodate the needs of the community’s children. CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo (which combined rank as the 15th busiest children’s hospital in the country), several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence CHOC Hyundai Cancer Institute, Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, and Orthopaedics. .

The CHOC Children’s Specialists, a private pediatric subspecialty group, is home to more than 300 physicians and advanced practitioners and 23 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.

CHOC has also 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.

About Orange County

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 278 days of sunshine annually, along with unbeatable entertainment, shopping and attractions and easy access to the beach, mountains, and desert. There is 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 confidential consideration, please send your CV and cover letter to Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners via phone at 877.440.3832, text to 214.850.3094 or email






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