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Francois D Lalonde, MD

Dr. Lalonde has staff privileges at CHOC & CHOC at Mission

Locations:
Mission Viejo, CA
Orange, CA

Specialty:
Orthopedic Surgery

Language:
French

Office and Contact Information

25982 Pala Drive
#230
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
phone: (949) 600-8800
fax: (949) 600-8813
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Adult and Pediatric Orthopedic Specialists
1310 West Stewart Drive
#508
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 633-2111
fax: (714) 633-5615
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Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Department of Surgery, CHOC Children's

Physician Bio

Leading as the chair of the department of surgery, Dr. Lalonde heads CHOC Children’s continuing efforts to provide the most thorough, timely access to surgical care for all of Orange County's children and beyond. CHOC partners with physicians and hospitals in the region in order to provide children with the care they need and cannot receive elsewhere, making CHOC one of the top five transfer hospitals in the nation.

Recognized internationally as an expert in pediatric orthopaedics, Dr. Lalonde is one of 10 orthopaedic surgeons selected across the United States to participate in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Leadership Fellow Program and has been appointed to the board of the California Orthopaedic Association. He serves on the CalOptima Peer Review and Credentialing Committee and has been selected among Orange County's top doctors. Dr. Lalonde consistently receives the Orange County Medical Association Physician of Excellence award.

Dedicated to his field, Dr. Lalonde is board certified in orthopaedic surgery. He received both his medical degree and his master’s degree in medical education at the University of Toronto. He completed his internship in pediatrics at the Montreal Children's Hospital and his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Ottawa.

“Working with my colleagues and CHOC's administration, we are focused on continually seeking out the latest in emerging technologies that will allow us to provide our patients with the most accurate diagnoses and state-of-the- art treatments. This is an exciting time to be part of a premier facility like CHOC, and I am proud to be working with the incredible specialty teams innovating tomorrow's care today." –Dr. Lalonde


Education

  • Medical School
    University of Toronto School of Medicine, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Pediatric Internship
    Montreal Children's Hospital/McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Orthopedic Surgery Residency
    University of Ottowa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship
    Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario/University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Fellowship
    San Diego Children's Hospital and Health Center/University of California San Diego

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Honors and Awards

  • Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association

Professional Organizations

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America (POSNA)
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Fellowship - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (Orthopaedic Surgery)
  • American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
  • American Medical Association
  • California Orthopaedic Association
  • Western Orthopedic Association (WOA)
  • Orange County Medical Association

Video

Pediatric Orthopaedics: Dr. Lalonde, CHOC Children's Pediatric Orthopaedics: Dr. Lalonde, CHOC Children's
In this segment of American Health Journal, Dr. Francois Lalonde, physician at CHOC Children's, tells us about the conditions that pediatric orthopedics treat. They can range from birth defects to spo ...

CHOC Articles & Publications

Early Treatment Avoids Hip Surgery Later On
Kid's Health (Archive): Winter 2008
Your pediatrician screened for it at birth, and will keep checking for it during your baby's first year. Developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) is a developmental condition that occurs when the femo...
In The Spotlight: Francois D. Lalonde, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery
Physician Connection: Winter 2008
"It was a chance to be a part of things from the ground up," recalls orthopaedic surgeon Francois D. Lalonde, M.D., on why he choose to practice at CHOC after completing two pediatric orthopaedic surg...

News

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."...
CHOC Recommends Safety Precautions To Ensure a Fun And Safe Winter Season on The Slopes
January 03, 2008

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