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Gurpreet S Ahuja, MD

Dr. Ahuja has staff privileges at CHOC in Orange

Orange, CA

Otolaryngology (ENT)

Special Interests:
Pediatric airway reconstruction, pediatric sinus surgery, childhood hearing loss and congenital head and neck disorders.


Office and Contact Information

CHOC Children's Specialists
1010 W La Veta Ave
Suite 640
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 633-4020
fax: (714) 953-5462
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Administrative Appointments

  • Division Chief, Otolaryngology, CHOC Children’s Specialists

Academic Appointments

  • Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Training, UC Irvine Otolaryngology Residency Program
  • Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, UC Irvine

Physician Bio

Dr. Gurpreet S. Ahuja is CHOC Children’s Specialists division chief of otolaryngology, and director of pediatric otolaryngology training for UC Irvine’s residency program in otolaryngology.

As an expert in the field of pediatric otolaryngology for more than 20 years, Dr. Ahuja has co-authored several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. He is particularly interested in pediatric airway reconstruction, pediatric sinus surgery, childhood hearing loss and congenital head and neck disorders.

Dr. Ahuja is board certified in otolaryngology/head-and-neck surgery. He received his medical degree at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. Dr. Ahuja completed his residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York, followed by a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Ahuja has been voted by his peers to Super Doctors of Southern California. Dr. Ahuja is a recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from the residents of the Otolaryngology program at UCI. His honors also include Best Doctors of Orange County (Physicians of Excellence).

Dr. Ahuja is actively involved in the Orange County community, serving on the board of directors of the OC Human Relations Council. He speaks fluent Hindi, Punjabi and conversational Urdu.

“As CHOC Children’s embarks on its new phase of growth, I will work with the medical staff on advancing academics, education and research. We will ensure that the very best physicians are afforded the privilege to care for the children of Orange County, and will work on continued refinement of physician performance metrics. I will also make every effort to ensure that CHOC provides an optimal environment for the physicians to work in, securing both physician satisfaction and retention. Ultimately, all my efforts, and those of my colleagues on CHOC’s medical staff, will remain directed at delivering the finest medical care to the children of Orange County.” – Dr. Gurpreet Ahuja


  • Medical School
    All India Institute of Medical Sconces, New Delhi, India
  • General Surgery Residency
    Booth Memorial Medical Center, Flushing, New York
  • Otolaryngology Residency
    Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, New York
  • Otolaryngology Fellowship
    Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
    Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
    Children's Hospital of Orange County
  • Southern California "Superdoctor"
    Los Angeles Magazine
  • Orange County Physician of Excellence in Otolaryngology
    Orange County Medical Association

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children
  • Inter American Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  • Society for Airway Management
  • Orange County Society of Head and Neck Surgeons
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • Association of Otolaryngologists of Indian Origin
  • AIIMSONIANS of America; Alumni Association

Lectures and Presentations

  • "Management of Infantile Hemangiomas — new management approaches".
    12th Annual UC Irvine Otolaryngology Updates, Orange, CA.
  • "Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea"
    2011 Univ. of California-Irvine Otolaryngology Updates, Indian Wells, CA
  • "Sleep Apnea in the Pediatric Age Group"
    Grand Rounds. Department of Otolaryngology/Head and neck Surgery, Univ. of California-Irvine
  • "Management Options in an Infant with Acute Respiratory Distress"
    2010 Univ. of California-Irvine Otolaryngology Updates, Indian Wells, CA
  • "Vascular Malformations"
    Grand Rounds, Department of Plastic Surgery, Univ. of California-Irvine
  • "Airway management in patients with Pierre Robin Sequence"
    2009 Univ. of California-Irvine Otolaryngology Update


Tonsils and Adenoids: Dr. Ahuja, CHOC Children's Tonsils and Adenoids: Dr. Ahuja, CHOC Children's
In this segment of American Health Journal, Dr. Gupreet Ahuja, physician at CHOC Children's, describes the difference between tonsils and adenoids. ...

CHOC Articles & Publications

NIH Grant to Study Neonatal Subglottic Stenosis, Edema
Physician Connection: Fall 2010
CHOC Children’s pediatric otolaryngologist Gurpreet Ahuja, M.D., is the clinical coinvestigator on a team led by Brian Wong, M.D., a University of California, Irvine, otolaryngologist, that is the...


Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders
Saturday, May 31, 2014
CME Event - for clinical professionals
Saturday, May 31, 2014 8:00 am - 4:15 pm CHOC Children's Hospital Harold Wade Education Center CHOC West Clinic Bldg., 2nd Floor 1201 W. La Veta Avenue Orange, CA 92868...


Dr. Gupreet Ahuja to Appear on American Health Journal on Thursday, January 24th at 12:30 p.m.
January 16, 2013
CHOC Children's otolaryngologist Gurpreet Ahuja, MD, will appear as an expert on the highly rated award-winning healthcare television program American Health Journal on PBS SoCal TV on Thursday, Janua...
More than 80 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 03, 2012
More than 80 CHOC Children's physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are named "Physicians of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association....
More than 60 CHOC Children’s Doctors Named “Physicians of Excellence”
January 04, 2011
More than 60 CHOC Children’s physicians, including specialists and pediatricians, are featured as "Physicians of Excellence" in the January 2011 issue of Orange Coast magazine. The "Physicians of Exc...
More than 50 CHOC Children's Doctors Named "Physicians of Excellence"
January 04, 2010
The Orange County Medical Association names more than 50 CHOC doctors "Physicians of Excellence."...


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