About Us

The CHOC Specialists physicians are dedicated to providing the same superior level of care to our patients and families that we expect for our own children. Compassion, quality and dedication are core essentials of our practice and support the CHOC Specialists Vision as we aspire to provide the optimal environment for pediatric subspecialty care.

We have partnered with CHOC on its journey to excellence and the regionalization of specialized pediatric care for over 48 years. Our 355 pediatric specialists work as a collaborative team with a supportive staff of wide-ranging pediatric professionals including play therapists, nutrition experts, counselors and nurses. These highly trained healthcare providers strive each day to fulfill our mission to advance the health and well-being of children through excellence in clinical care, education, leadership and research.

The CHOC Specialists physicians provide a unique resource to the community through teaching and training residents and pediatric subspecialty fellows. The collective scholarship of our faculty includes a remarkable record of research and publishing and a national reputation as a leading pediatric and neonatal training site.

Many of our physicians have had our own children treated at CHOC. We are all proud to be able to deliver this level of outstanding care to the children and families whose lives we touch.

Sameer Pathare, MD
PSF President
CHOC Children’s Specialists
Division Chief, Hospitalists
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of California, Irvine and Dartmouth Medical School
(714) 509-8826