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Francois D Lalonde, MD



Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certified:
Orthopedic Surgery


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

CHOC Children's Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-246-2329
map & directions

Adult and Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialists
1310 West Stewart Drive
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-633-2111
fax: 714-633-5615
map & directions

Adult and Pediatric Orthopaedic Specialists
25982 Pala Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
phone: 949-600-8800
fax: 949-600-8813
map & directions

Physician Bio

Leading as the chair of the department of surgery, Dr. Lalonde heads CHOC Children’s continuing efforts to provide the most thorough, timely access to surgical care for children in Orange County and beyond. .

Recognized internationally as an expert in pediatric orthopaedics, Dr. Lalonde is one of 10 orthopaedic surgeons selected across the United States to participate in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Leadership Fellow Program and has been appointed to the board of the California Orthopaedic Association. He serves on the CalOptima Peer Review and Credentialing Committee and has been selected among Orange County's top doctors. Dr. Lalonde consistently receives the Orange County Medical Association Physician of Excellence award.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Lalonde is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. He received both his medical degree and his master’s degree in medical education at the University of Toronto. He completed his internship in pediatrics at the Montreal Children's Hospital and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Ottawa.

 Working with my colleagues and CHOC's administration, we are focused on continually seeking out the latest in emerging technologies that will allow us to provide our patients with the most accurate diagnoses and state-of-the- art treatments. This is an exciting time to be part of a premier facility like CHOC, and I am proud to be working with the incredible specialty teams innovating tomorrow's care today." “Dr. Lalonde

Administrative Appointments

  • Secretary and Treasurer, Medical Staff, CHOC Children's


  • Medical School
    University of Toronto School of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Pediatric Internship
    Montreal Children's Hospital/McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    University of Ottowa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship
    Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario/University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship
    San Diego Children's Hospital and Health Center/University of California San Diego

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Honors and Awards

  • Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association

Professional Organizations

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA)
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellowship - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • Western Orthopedic Association (WOA)
  • Orange County Medical Association

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