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Anthony Cherin, MD


Critical Care

Board Certified:
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, General Pediatrics

Research Focus:
Improving critical care outcomes in pediatric patients

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

CHOC Children's Hospital
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868
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CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Physician / Researcher Bio

Dr. Anthony Cherin provides the full range of tertiary-level critical care procedures. He has published chapters on Pleural Effusions and research on therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic central nervous system injury. His specific clinical interests include resuscitation, procedural sedation, therapeutic hypothermia, pediatric stroke and neurointensive care.

Dr. Cherin is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Cherin received his medical degree from the Ohio State University School of Medicine. He served his internship and residency training in pediatrics at CHOC Children’s and completed his fellowship in pediatric critical care at Harbor-UCLA in Torrance.

Dr. Cherin is conversant in basic medical Spanish and has been consistently recognized as one of Orange County's "Top Doctors". He is the director of the sedation team that was awarded the Patient and Family Centered Care Award.

Administrative Appointments

  • Critical Care, CHOC Children's Specialists
  • PICU Liason, Pediatric Stroke Team, CHOC Children's

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
    UC Irvine Medical Center


  • Medical School
    Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Intern and Residency
    Children’s Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA
  • Fellowship
    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California


Along with his colleagues, Dr. Cherin is involved in a number of studies aimed at improving critical care outcomes in pediatric patients. Among those studies, he is coinvestigator in a study investigating the protocol for optimum sedation for children intubated for respiratory failure. His past and current research findings have been published in journals including Critical Care Medicine and Neurological Research.

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • General Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • OCMA Physician of Excellence, 2010
  • Sedation Team won Family Center Care Award

Published Works

 Pleural Effusions ; chapter, The Care of the Hospitalized Pediatric Patient (pending publication)

Administration of allopurinol and hypoxanthine improves recoveryof adenine nucleotides after cerebral hypoxia-ischemia in rabbits. Critical Care Medicine: 30; A24, 2002.

The effect of hypothermic and normothermic hypoxia-ischemia on brain hypoxanthine phosphoribosyl transferase activity. Neurological Research: 28; 831, 2006.

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