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J. Jay Gargus, MD




Board Certified:

Special Interests:
Channelopathies, migraine, autism, mitochondrial disease, inborn errors of metabolism, neurogenetics, medical genetics

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

CHOC Children's Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-246-2329
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UC Irvine Health
1 Medical Plaza Dr
1st Floor
Irvine, CA 92697
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Physician Bio

Dr. Gargus received his medical degree/PhD in Human Genetics from the Medical Scientist Training Program at the Yale University School of Medicine and then carried out a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in Medical Genetics, also at Yale. The doctor is an ABMG board certified medical geneticist. He is affiliated with the American Society of Human Genetics, the Society of General Physiologists and the Biophysical Society. His honors and awards include the National Headache Foundation Annual Lectureship Award, and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Visiting Professor Award. He was an organizer and co-chair of the 2008 International Symposium "Calcium Diseases" and is session chair at the 2009 Society of Inherited Metabolic Disorders 11th International Congress of Inborn Errors of Metabolism.


  • Medical School
    Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
  • Pediatrics Residency
    Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT
  • Genetics Fellowship
    Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Board Certifications

  • Genetics

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UC Irvine

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