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David K Buchbinder, MD




Board Certified:
Pediatrics, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Special Interests:
Understanding the impact of non-malignant blood disorders on families.

Research Focus:
Hematopoietic cell transplantation for non-malignant disorders, impact of late occurring toxicities of hematopoietic and malignant diseases.

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

CHOC Children's Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
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Orange, CA 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-246-2329
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St Joseph Hospital
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Orange, CA 92868
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Physician / Researcher Bio

David Buchbinder, M.D., is an attending physician with the division of pediatrics hematology at CHOC and a clinical instructor with the University of California, Irvine’s department of pediatrics. Dr. Buchbinder is board certified in pediatrics and board eligible in pediatric hematology/oncology. He recieved his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his internship and residency training at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA where he also completed his fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology.) The doctor's honors include the Jonsson Cancer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Stein Oppenheimer Endowment Award and the ASCO Young Investigator Award.

Administrative Appointments

  • Hematology, CHOC Children's Specialists


  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Pediatric Residency
    Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, Los Angeles, California
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Fellowship
    Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA, Los Angeles, California


Dr. Buchbinder’s clinical and research interests are in hematopoietic cell transplantation for non-malignant disorders, in addition to investigating and understanding psychosocial impact of chronic illness in patients and families. He is currently working with his colleagues at CHOC and the University of California, Irvine to look at the impact of late occurring toxicities of hematopoietic and malignant diseases.

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • 2009 Stein Oppenheimer Endowment Award
  • 2009-2010 ASCO Young Investigator Award

Editorial Boards

  • Annals of Oncology
  • Psychooncology
  • Cancer

Published Works

Buchbinder D, Casillas J, Krull KR, Goodman P, Leisenring W, Recklitis C, Alderfer MA, Robison LL, Armstrong GT, Kunin-Batson A, Stuber M, Zeltzer LK. Psychological Outcomes of Siblings of Cancer Survivors: A Report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. PsychoOncology 2010 (In Press).

Buchbinder D, Nugent D, Vu D, Soni A, Stites J, Hsieh L, Puthenveetil G. Unrelated Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in a Patient with Congenital Dyserythropoietic Anemia and Iron Overload. Pediatr Transplant. 2010 Nov 26. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-3046.2010.01414.x. [Epub ahead of print]

Buchbinder D, Casillas J, Zeltzer LK. Meeting the Psychological Needs of Siblings Survivors: A Family Systems Approach. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs. 2010 Nov 22. [Epub ahead of print]

Buchbinder D, Steinberg G, Linetsky M, Casillas J. Moyamoya in a Child Treated with Interferon for Recurrent Osteosarcoma. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2010 Aug;32(6):476-8.

Buchbinder D, Danielpour M, Yong M, Salamon N, Lasky J. Treatment of Atypical Central Neurocytoma in a Child With High Dose Chemotherapy and Autologous Stem Cell Rescue. J Neurooncol. 2010 May;97(3):429-37. Epub 2009 Nov 19.

Buchbinder D, Levi DS, Ikeda A, Shannon K, Moore TB. Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia Following Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. JPHO 2010; 32(1):15-18.

Zeltzer LK, Recklitis C, Buchbinder D, Zebrack B, Casillas J, Tsao JC, Lu Q, Krull K. Psychological status in childhood cancer survivors: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Clin Oncol. 2009; 27(14): 2396-404. Buchbinder D, Shabani-Rad MT, Schiepers C, Moore T. A child who refuses to ambulate. Clinical Pediatrics 2009; 48(4): 452-5.

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