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Mehrdad Jalili, MD


Critical Care

Board Certified:
Pediatric Critical Care

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

CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, California 92868
phone: 714-509-8620
fax: 714-509-4072
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Physician Bio

On the forefront of innovative research, Dr. Mehrdad Jalili is involved in a multi-center study of patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome (UCLA, Memorial Miller Children's Hospital and UCI). In this type of respiratory failure, which has a high incidence of mortality and morbidity, two types of ventilator strategies are being evaluated, hoping to reduce some of the ill effects of conventional respirators.

In additional research, Dr. Jalili is in the process of setting up a protocol for using Heliox (a mixture of oxygen and helium) in severe asthmatics who are not responding to conventional treatment. This gas reduces the complications of severe asthma.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Jalili is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. He is an Associate Clinical Professor and Director of the PICU, Pediatrics at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Jalili has received the OC Physician of Excellence award.

Administrative Appointments

  • Critical Care, CHOC Children's Specialists


  • Medical School
    University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
  • Residency
    Tehran Children's Hospital
  • Fellowship
    Memorial Miller Children’s Hospital of Long Beach
    University of California, Irvine and UCLA

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Critical Care

Honors and Awards

  • Physician of Excellence
    Orange County Medical Association

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Chest Physicians
  • Society of Critical Care
  • American Medical Association
  • American Thoracic Society

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UC Irvine

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