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Marc A Lerner, MD

(949) 824-8600

Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics

Board Certified:
Pediatrics, Behavioral & Developmental Pediatrics

Dr. Lerner is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital

1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697
phone: (949) 824-8600
fax: (949) 824-8336
map & directions

Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders
2500 Red Hill Avenue
Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705
phone: (949) 267-0400
fax: (949) 221-0004
map & directions

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics, CHOC Children's


  • Medical School
    Mt Sinai School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Behavioral & Developmental Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • Best Doctors in America
    Multiple years
  • AAP California Chapter 4: Special Achievement Award
    For service to the mental health needs of children in OC
  • Physician of Excellence
    Orange County Medical Association

Professional Organizations

  • Orange County Pediatric Society
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Ambulatory Pediatric Association

Editorial Boards

  • Agency for Health Care Quality
  • Journal of Clinical Psychiatry

Published Works

LJ Chamberlain, S Wu, MD, G Lewis, N Graff, J Javier, JSR Park, CL Johnson, SD Woods, M Patel, D Wong, GS Blaschke, M Lerner, A Kuo. A Multi-Institutional Medical Education Collaborative: Advocacy Training in California Pediatric Residency Programs. ACAD MED, In Press.

Mattingly, G, Surman CB, MD, Mao AR, Eagan C, Lerner MA, Improving communication in ADHD care: results from in-office linguistic research, CNS SPECTR. 2011 Apr 1. pii: Mattingly.

Lectures and Presentations

  • "The Pediatrician’s Role in the Evaluation of Learning Concerns Leading to Special School Services"
  • "Healthy Kids Make Successful Students, Presentation on Physical Health and Mental Wellbeing"
  • "Medical Issues that Can Effect Learning"
  • "Pediatric Psychopharmacology: A primer for educators"
  • "Teacher, Doctor: Discussion on Effective Tools for Collaboration between Educators and Health Care Providers"
  • "What does the new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines for ADHD mean for physicians and families?"
  • "Building County-Wide Capacity for Developmental Screening"
  • "Connecting Schools and the Medical Community to Improve Student Outcomes"

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