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Gurpreet S Ahuja, MD



Otolaryngology (ENT)

Board Certified:

Special Interests:
Pediatric airway reconstruction, pediatric sinus surgery, childhood hearing loss and congenital head and neck disorders.


Dr. Ahuja is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital

CHOC Children's Specialists - Otolaryngology
1010 W La Veta Ave
Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-633-4020
fax: 714-953-5462
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Otolaryngology Center - Newport Beach
446 Old Newport Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Physician Bio

Recognized an expert in the field of pediatric otolaryngology for more than 20 years, Dr. Ahuja serves as division chief of otolaryngology for CHOC Children’s Specialists and director of pediatric otolaryngology training for UC Irvine’s residency program in otolaryngology.

With a passion for innovative treatments, Dr. Ahuja is particularly interested in pediatric airway reconstruction, pediatric sinus surgery, childhood hearing loss and congenital head and neck disorders. He has co-authored several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals.

The recipient of numerous honors and awards, Dr. Ahuja has been voted by his peers into Super Doctors of Southern California. He is a recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from the residents of the Otolaryngology program at UC Irvine. Dr. Ahuja consistently receives the annual Physician of Excellence award from the Orange County Medical Association.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Ahuja is board certified in otolaryngology/head-and-neck surgery. He received his medical degree at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. He completed his residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York, followed by a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Actively involved in the Orange County community, Dr. Ahuja serves on the board of directors of the OC Human Relations Council. He speaks fluent Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu.

Administrative Appointments

  • Division Chief, Otolaryngology, CHOC Children’s Specialists

Academic Appointments

  • Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Training, UC Irvine Otolaryngology Residency Program
  • Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, UC Irvine


  • Medical School
    All India Institute of Medical Sconces, New Delhi, India
  • General Surgery Residency
    Booth Memorial Medical Center, Flushing, New York
  • Otolaryngology Residency
    Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, New York
  • Otolaryngology Fellowship
    Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
    Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology
    American Board of Otolaryngology

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
    Children's Hospital of Orange County
  • Southern California "Superdoctor"
    Los Angeles Magazine
  • Orange County Physician of Excellence in Otolaryngology
    Orange County Medical Association

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
  • Inter American Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  • Society for Airway Management
  • Orange County Society of Head and Neck Surgeons
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • Association of Otolaryngologists of Indian Origin
  • AIIMSONIANS of America; Alumni Association

Lectures and Presentations

  • "Management of Infantile Hemangiomas new management approaches".
    12th Annual UC Irvine Otolaryngology Updates, Orange, CA.
  • "Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea"
    2011 Univ. of California-Irvine Otolaryngology Updates, Indian Wells, CA
  • "Sleep Apnea in the Pediatric Age Group"
    Grand Rounds. Department of Otolaryngology/Head and neck Surgery, Univ. of California-Irvine
  • "Management Options in an Infant with Acute Respiratory Distress"
    2010 Univ. of California-Irvine Otolaryngology Updates, Indian Wells, CA
  • "Vascular Malformations"
    Grand Rounds, Department of Plastic Surgery, Univ. of California-Irvine
  • "Airway management in patients with Pierre Robin Sequence"
    2009 Univ. of California-Irvine Otolaryngology Update

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