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Paul S Lubinsky, MD

(714) 509-8620

Critical Care

Board Certified:
Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care

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

CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-8620
fax: (714) 509-4072
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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 Bio

Internationally recognized for his leadership and expertise, Dr. Lubinsky brings extensive clinical knowledge and experience to his work at CHOC Children’s. He serves as associate director of the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at CHOC Children's and as medical director of CHOC Children’s Specialists. He specializes in pediatric critical care with expertise in the treatment of respiratory failure, traumatic brain injury and cardiac intensive care which keeps him in constant demand. Throughout his highly-regarded career, Dr. Lubinsky has been a passionate advocate of injury prevention in children and he has lobbied vigorously for community awareness and prevention of drowning.

A tireless advocate for CHOC’s growth and innovation, Dr. Lubinsky has worked to expand the pediatric subspecialty base of physicians available to serve the needs of Orange County children, in the process regionalizing pediatric tertiary care at CHOC and training the next generation of pediatric critical care specialists. He opened the CHOC PICU at Mission Hospital and served on the board of Mission Hospital and as the first CHOC at Mission’s chief of staff. Dr. Lubinsky has served in the leadership of CHOC Children’s Specialists as a board member for more than 20 years and been directly involved in the group’s growth from 30 founding physicians to now more than 140 physicians.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Lubinsky is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. Born in Zambia, he served his internship at Groote Schuur Hospital and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Capetown, South Africa. He served as chief resident at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange followed by a pediatric critical care fellowship at CHOC under the mentoring of Dr. Nick Anas. Dr. Lubinsky is an associate clinical professor at UC Irvine. He is consistently voted as one of Orange County’s Top Doctors by the Orange County Medical Association.

With a passion for clinical excellence and focus on family-centered care, Dr. Lubinsky’s philosophy of care becomes clear. According to Dr. Lubinsky, When a child is admitted to the hospital, it can be just as scary for the parents as it is for the child. That’s why we treat the entire family with the greatest compassion and understanding. This philosophy is key to Dr. Lubinsky’s approach to medicine “ treating the entire family and involving parents in their children’s care.

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Director, PICU, CHOC Children's
  • Medical Director, CHOC Children's Specialist
  • Critical Care, CHOC Children's Specialists

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
    UC Irvine School of Medicine
  • Assistant Clinical Professor
    David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.


  • Medical School
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Residency
    University of California, Irvine
  • Chief Residency
    University of California, Irvine
  • Fellowship - Pediatric Critical Care
    CHOC Children's, Orange, California

Board Certifications

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

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as one of the "Best Doctors of Orange County"
    Orange Coast Magazine, Multiple years
  • Physician of Excellence
    OCMA, Multiple years

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American College of Physician Executives

Lectures and Presentations

  • Contemporary Forums, Pediatric Stroke, Under-recognized and Under-treated, Oct 2010
  • Contemporary Forums, Respiratory failure, Oct 2010

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