CHOC Docs :: Provider Profile

John C German, MD



Pediatric Surgery

Board Certified:
General Surgery, Pediatric Surgery

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

Pediatric Surgical Associates
1120 West La Veta Avenue
Suite 100
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-361-4480
fax: 714-361-4490
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CHOC Children's Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, California 92868
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CHOC Children's Health Center - Mission Viejo
26691 Plaza
Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Physician Bio

For more than 35 years, Dr. German has taken a leadership role in shaping pediatric surgery in Orange County. He received his medical training at the University of California, Irvine, and currently serves as an assistant professor. He helped develop neonatal ECMO support and NEC care by developing staging criteria for surgery. Dr. German was an early pioneer in the CHOC Children's ECMO program as well as techniques for minimally invasive surgeries.

As a recognized expert in pediatric surgery, Dr. German has served on multiple committees of national societies, including the American Pediatric Surgery Association. He served on the board of governors for the American College of Surgeons for six years. Additionally, he has been active in the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, where he has held every position including president.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. German is board certified in general surgery and pediatric surgery. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. German attended medical school at UCI College of Medicine in Irvine, California. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at UCI Medical Center and conducted his fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, California.


  • Medical School
    UCI College of Medicine, Irvine, CA
  • Rotating Internship
    UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA
  • General Surgery Residency
    UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA
  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
    Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, CA

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Pediatric Surgery

Professional Organizations

  • British Association of Pediatric Surgeons
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)
  • Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association

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UC Irvine

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