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Paul S Lubinsky, MD

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

Orange, CA

Critical Care

Office and Contact Information

CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-8620
fax: (714) 509-4072
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Administrative Appointments

  • Critical Care, CHOC Children's Specialists
  • Associate Director, PICU, CHOC Children's

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
    UC Irvine School of Medicine
  • Assistant Clinical Professor
    David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA.

Physician Bio

Associate Director of the PICU at CHOC, Paul Lubinsky, M.D. specializes in pediatric critical care with expertise in the treatment of respiratory failure, traumatic brain injury and cardiac intensive care. He is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. He is President of the CHOC Children’s Specialists and a associate clinical professor at UC Irvine.

As President of the CHOC Children’s Specialists, Dr. Lubinsky brings a wealth of clinical and cultural background to his work at CHOC Children’s and CHOC at Mission. Dr. Lubinsky was born in Zambia and served his internship at Groote Schuur Hospital and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Capetown, South Africa. In 1986 he served as Chief Resident at UCI Medical Center in Orange followed by a Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at CHOC under the mentoring of Dr. Nick Anas. Throughout his career Dr. Lubinsky has been a passionate advocate of injury prevention in children and he has lobbied vigorously for community awareness and prevention of drowning. He has worked tirelessly to expand the pediatric subspecialty base of physicians available to serve the needs of Orange County children, in the process regionalizing pediatric tertiary care at CHOC and training the next generation of pediatric Critical Care specialists.

Dr. Lubinsky opened the CHOC PICU at Mission Hospital and served on the Board of Mission Hospital and as the first CHOC at Missions Chief of Staff. Dr. Lubinsky has served in the leadership of the PSF as a Board Member since 1993 and been directly involved in the group’s growth from 30 founding physicians to now over 140 physicians. Most recently he has served a key role on the UCI Affiliation Team. Dr. Lubinsky’s clinical expertise in the treatment of respiratory failure, traumatic brain injury, and cardiac intensive care keep him in constant demand as the Associate Director of the PICU at CHOC.

Dr. Lubinsky’s philosophy of practice merges a passion for clinical excellence with a focus on family centered care. According to Dr. Lubinsky, “when a child is admitted to the hospital, it can be just as scary for the parents as it is for the child. That’s why we treat the entire family with the greatest compassion and understanding.” This philosophy is key to Dr. Lubinsky’s approach to medicine – treating the entire family and involving parents in their children’s care. Dr. Lubinsky specializes in pediatric critical care, with expertise in the treatment of respiratory failure, traumatic brain injury and cardiac intensive care. He is quick to point out the key differences between a children’s hospital and a general hospital for adults that includes pediatrics as a small part of their business. He explains, “The level of expertise and experience at a children’s hospital cannot be matched. We perform patient rounds with a multidisciplinary team of doctors and clinical specialists, including pharmacists, nutritionists and social workers. And, we are experts in just about everything related to children, including unusual disorders. If it’s rare, we can treat it. That kind of expertise is what really makes a children’s hospital, like CHOC, special.” He adds, “I am proud of CHOC and the work we do. Children have been referred here from as far away as Hawaii, Seattle and Arizona. We work hard to make sure every child who comes to us gets the best in patient care. All three of my sons were treated at CHOC for a variety of issues, ranging from a brain tumor to orthopedic problems. Our patients receive the same care we would expect for our own children.” As a dad and as a pediatric specialist, Dr. Lubinsky would not have it any other way. Dr. Lubinsky was also voted as one of Orange County’s Top Doctors in 2010.


  • Medical School
    University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Residency
    University of California, Irvine
  • Chief Residency
    University of California, Irvine
  • Fellowship - Pediatric Critical Care
    CHOC Children's, Orange, California

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as one of the "Best Doctors of Orange County"
    Orange Coast Magazine, Multiple years
  • Physician of Excellence
    OCMA, Multiple years

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American College of Physician Executives

Lectures and Presentations

  • Contemporary Forums, Pediatric Stroke, Under-recognized and Under-treated, Oct 2010
  • Contemporary Forums, Respiratory failure, Oct 2010


Children and Snoring: Dr. Lubinsky, CHOC Chilren's Children and Snoring: Dr. Lubinsky, CHOC Chilren's
In this segment of American Health Journal, Dr. Paul Lubinsky, Associate Director of the PICU at CHOC Children’s, speaks about the reasons why children snore and treatments that are available. ...

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CHOC Articles & Publications

CHOC PSF Pledges $1 Million to Campaign
Physician Connection: Summer 2010
When future CHOC patients and their families enjoy the outdoor play area on the second floor of the new CHOC tower, they will have the CHOC Pediatric Subspecialty Faculty (PSF) to thank....


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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Grateful Grandmother Donates $1.5 Million to CHOC. ...
Dr. Lubinsky
Dr. Paul Lubinsky Provides Intensive Care to Children - and their Parents ...


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