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Christine E Bixby, MD



Board Certified:
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners

Dr. Bixby is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital & CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital

CHOC Children's Hospital
1201 W La Veta
Orange, CA 92868
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CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital
27700 Medical Center Rd.
5th Floor
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital
One Hoag Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Physician Bio

Christine Bixby, M.D. is board certified in pediatrics and neonatology. She completed her fellowship in neonatology at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California. Dr. Bixby completed her residency and internship training in pediatrics at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, California. Dr. Bixby speaks conversational Spanish.

Administrative Appointments

  • Neonatology, CHOC Children's Specialists
  • Medical Director, Lactation Services, CHOC Children's


  • Neonatology Fellowship
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California
  • Pediatrics Residency
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA
  • Medical School
    University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Davis, California.

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
    International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)

Special Qualifications

  • ECMO Certified
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Certified
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) Certified
  • Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) Instructor

Honors and Awards

  • Physician of Excellence, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Breastmilk
    Orange County Medical Association

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Perinatal Section
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Breastfeeding

Research Projects

  • Human Milk Analysis for Hospitalized Patients at CHOC
    Utilization of Mid-Infrared milk analysis in evaluation of human milk and subsequent fortification on growth of NICU patients, particularly the ELBW infant. Finalizing process with planned start of recruitment in April 2014.
  • Breastmilk Handling Process Improvement at CHOC Children’s
    Improvement of breastmilk handling at CHOC Children’s including centralized milk processing in the Nutrition Lab and Bar code scanning of milk throughout the process.
  • Effect of Lactation Support in Lactation Success in the ELBW Population at CHOC Children’s
    Effect of providing mothers of ELBW infants with pumping bustiers, a video on hand expression and specific lactation consultant support on the ability to establish and maintain lactation through discharge. In recruitment and data collection phase.

Published Works

Bixby, C, Czerwin, A., C. Steele. Breast Milk Bar Code Scanning Results in Time Savings and Efficiency. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 20115 Jan:115(1):23-6.

C. Steele, C. Bixby. Centralized Breastmilk Handling & Bar Code Scanning Improve Safety & Reduce Breastmilk Administration Errors. Breastfeeding Medicine 2014, vol 9 (9), 426-429.

Bixby CE, Ibe BO, Abdallah MF, Zhou W, Hislop AA, Longo LD, Raj JU. Role of platelet-activating factor in pulmonary vascular remodeling associated with chronic high altitude hypoxia in ovine fetal lambs. Am J Physiol Lung Cell Mol Physiol 2007 Dec; 293(6):L1475-82.

Lectures and Presentations

  • “Optimizing Breastfeeding in Orange County”
    Alta-Med Latino Breastfeeding Forum
  • “Preterm Babies Going Home Breastfeeding”
    California Breastfeeding Summit
  • “Pumping Our Way to Excellence: In-Hospital Lactation and Breastfeeding Endeavors at CHOC Children’s Hospital”
    Orange County Breastfeeding Summit
  • “In-Hospital Breastfeeding”
    Parkview Community Hospital, Medical Staff
  • “Breastfeeding 2014”
    Citrus Valley Medical Center, Dept. of Pediatrics

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CHOC Children's is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine