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

Orange, California
Mission Viejo, CA

Infectious Disease

Special Interests:
Infectious diseases of the newborn and the immuno-compromised, a-typical presentations of disease

Research Focus:


Published Works:

Delma Nieves, MD

CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W La Veta
Orange, California 92868
phone: (714) 509-8403
fax: (714) 509-4014
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CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Administrative Appointments

  • Infectious Disease, CHOC Children's Specialists

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
    UC Irvine School of Medicine


  • Medical School
    University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA
  • Pediatrics Residency
    Children's Hospital of Orange County, Orange, CA
  • Infectious Disease Fellowship
    UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
    American Board of Pediatrics


Dr. Nievas’ clinical interests include infectious diseases of the newborn and the immuno-compromised, as well as a-typical presentations of disease. Currently, she is engaged in pertussis clinical research and a variety of drug trials to determine the correct antibiotic dosing and indication for pediatric patients.

Published Works

Cherry JD and Nieves, DJ, The Common Cold: Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, RD Feigin and JD Cherry (editors), 6th edition, W.B. Saunders Co, Philadelphia, PA, April 2009.

Lectures and Presentations

  • “Micafungin Safety in Pediatric Patients in Clinical Practice”
  • "Safety of Micafungin in Infants less than 90 days of age"
  • "Characteristics of Severe Pertussis Infections among Infants < 90 days of Age Admitted to Pediatric Intensive Care Units _Southern California, September 2009-June 2011"
  • "Pertussis"
  • "Leptospiral intracellular infection of hepatocytes in vivo and in vitro"
  • "Leptospirosis and Leptospira: the inside story"
  • "Update on Leptospirosis"
  • "Infectious Disease links to Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia"

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