Pediatric Rheumatologist – Southern California

CHOC Children's Specialists
July 6, 2023
Orange, California


We’re seeking a Board Certified/Board Eligible Pediatric Rheumatologist to join the well-established, growing division at CHOC Children’s Specialists in scenic Orange County, California. The collegial team at CHOC offers a supportive environment and an exceptional opportunity for professional growth in many directions.

The position offers a strong clinical practice with shared call. Clinical research is encouraged and enhanced by an affiliation with UC Irvine School of Medicine. Opportunities for teaching include medical students and an excellent pediatric training program at CHOC Children’s Hospital.

Responsibilities include the diagnostic evaluation, management, and care of patients with the full spectrum of rheumatic illness and related musculoskeletal symptoms.


CHOC is ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in eight specialties by U.S. News & World Report in 2023-24, including cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; neonatology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology and lung surgery; and urology. CHOC has also been named a 2020, 2021 and 2022 Top Children’s Hospital by The Leapfrog Group, one of the most competitive awards American hospitals can receive.

Since 1964, CHOC has been steadfastly committed to providing the highest quality medical care to children. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, its regional pediatric healthcare network includes a state-of-the-art 334-bed main hospital facility in the City of Orange, and a hospital-within-a-hospital in Mission Viejo. CHOC also offers many primary and specialty care clinics, more than 100 additional programs and services, a pediatric residency program, and four regionally recognized centers of excellence – The CHOC Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes.

CHOC Children’s Specialists, a growing private pediatric subspecialty group, is home to more than 250 pediatric specialists and 22 pediatric subspecialties. CHOC Children’s Specialists practices at and operates as a division of CHOC Children’s, a premier healthcare system affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.


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.

Families will appreciate the area’s top-ranked schools and friendly, safe neighborhoods. Orange County is 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 contact Glenda Church Smith, Principal, Pediatric Search Partners, at 877.440.3832 (office), 214.850.3094 (text), or via email at



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