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Dorit B Ben-Ezer, MD




Board Certified:
Pediatric Nephrology


Dr. Ben-Ezer is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital & CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital

CHOC Children's Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-246-2329
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CHOC Children's Health Center - Mission Viejo
26691 Plaza
Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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CHOC Children’s Specialty Center - Newport Beach
500 Superior Ave.
Suite 140
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Physician / Researcher Bio

Medical Director of CHOC Children's Nephrology Program,Director of the St. Joseph Hospital Pediatric Dialysis unit and CHOC Children's Specialists Chief of Nephrology, Dorit Ben-Ezer, M.D. has specialized expertise in all renal disorders including but not limited to :renal failure, hypertension, nephrotic syndrome, renal stones, dialysis and renal biopsy. Dr. Ben-Ezer is board certified in pediatric nephrology. She received her pediatric Nephrology fellowship education at UCLA Center for the Health Sciences in Los Angeles in 1983 and has practiced Pediatric Nephrology ever since. She completed her Pediatric residency and rotating internship at Soroka Medical Center in Beer-Sheva, Israel, and at Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Tel-Hashomer, Israel, respectively. She is a graduate (Magna Cum Laude ) of the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Dr. Ben-Ezer speaks fluent Hebrew.

Dr. Ben-Ezer volunteers in Medical missions to underserved areas around the world-the latest have been India (2012), Ecuador (2013) and Nepal (2015). She serves as the nephrology and dialysis doctor for The Painted Turtle summer camp for children with chronic kidney diseases.

Dr. Ben-Ezer has been voted "Physician of Excellence" by Orange County Medical Association. She was named by US news and World Report as one of the" top 100 Pediatric Nephrologists in the united States". Los Angeles times Magazine named her among the "Top Doctors of Southern California".

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Nephrology, CHOC Children's
  • Division Chief, Nephrology, CHOC Children’s Specialists


  • Medical School
    Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Internship
    Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel
  • Residency
    Soroka Medical Center, Beer-Sheeva, Israel
  • Fellowship
    UCLA Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles, California
  • Fellowship
    UCLA Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles, California

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Nephrology
    American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Organizations

  • International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA)
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

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