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William G Loudon, MD, PhD

Dr. Loudon has staff privileges at CHOC Orange & CHOC Mission

Location:
Orange, CA

Specialty:
Neurosurgery

Research Focus:
Molecular characterization and novel therapeutic approaches for CNS malignancy, cancer stem cell biology, and regenerative medicine

Published Works:

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1010 W La Veta Ave
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Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 835-2724
fax: (714) 835-2752
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Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Neurosurgery, CHOC Children's
  • Neurosurgeon, CHOC Children's Neuroscience Institute
  • Neurosurgeon, The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s
  • Neurosurgery, CHOC Children's Specialists

Physician / Researcher Bio

On the forefront of pediatric neurosurgery research for more than 20 years, Dr. Loudon has conducted studies investigating molecular characterization and novel therapeutic approaches for central nervous system malignancy, cancer stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.

A respected expert in pediatric neurosurgery, Dr. Loudon’s clinical focus is in brain tumors, and is an integral member of the brain tumor program at CHOC Children’s Neuroscience Institute and the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s. As part of the CHOC concussion team, Dr. Loudon is conducting clinical research into the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric concussion and head injury. He also has a patent pending on novel ex vivo three-dimensional culture system for stem cell research.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Loudon is board certified in neurosurgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas at Houston and received his Ph. D. in cancer biology from University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Loudon performed his pediatric neurosurgical residency at Medical College of Virginia and his post-doctoral fellowship at Massey Cancer Institute/Medical College of Virginia. He served his pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.




Education

  • Fellowship
    Pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency
    Pediatric neurosurgical residency at Medical College of Virginia
  • Medical School
    University of Texas at Houston

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery
    American Board of Neurological Surgery

Honors and Awards

  • Orange County Medical Association’s Physicians of Excellence 2010-2012

Published Works

Li SC, Han YP, Dethlefs BA, Loudon WG. Therapeutic window, a critical developmental stage for stem cell therapies. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2010 Dec 1;5(4):297-3.

Li SC, Tachiki LM, Luo J, Dethlefs BA, Chen Z, Loudon WG. A biological global positioning system: considerations for tracking stem cell behaviors in the whole body. Stem Cell Rev. 2010 Jun;6(2):317-33. Review.

Li SC, Wang L, Jiang H, Acevedo J, Chang AC, Loudon WG. Stem cell engineering for treatment of heart diseases: potentials and challenges. Cell Biol Int. 2009 Mar;33(3):255-67. Epub 2008 Dec 3. Review.

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