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Maria L Tupas, MD




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

1201 W La Veta
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-212-6740
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Physician Bio

Dr. Tupas was born and raised in the Philippines where she obtained her medical degree from the University of Santo Tomas, in Manila, the oldest Catholic University in the Far East. She completed a one-year rotating internship at the Makati Medical Center in Metro Manila. She then engaged in general practice for four years while she raised a family. She finished her three-year pediatric residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center in Bronx, New York, where she was Assistant Chief Resident during her PL-3 year. After this, she joined the Pediatric Emergency Room attending staff at Lincoln Hospital for one year. She later joined the Childrens Hospital of Orange County and is currently Medical Director of Ambulatory Care Services at CHOC, Pediatric Residency Coordinator for Adolescent Medicine and Medical Director of the CHOC Spina Bifida Clinic.

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Pediatrics, CHOC Children's
  • Medical Director, Primary Care Clinics, CHOC Children's


  • Medical School
    University of Santo OTomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Manila, Philippines
  • Rotating Internship
    Makati Medical Center, Manila Philippines
  • Pediatrics Residency
    Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, Bronx, NY

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Professional Organizations

  • American Board of Pediatrics
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

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