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Paul S Lubinsky, MD

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

Orange, CA
Mission Viejo, CA
Newport Beach, 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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CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Administrative Appointments

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

Academic Appointments

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

Physician Bio

Internationally recognized for his leadership and expertise, Dr. Lubinsky brings extensive clinical knowledge and experience to his work at CHOC Children’s. He serves as associate director of the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at CHOC Children's and as medical director of CHOC Children’s Specialists. He specializes in pediatric critical care with expertise in the treatment of respiratory failure, traumatic brain injury and cardiac intensive care which keeps him in constant demand. Throughout his highly-regarded 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.

A tireless advocate for CHOC’s growth and innovation, Dr. Lubinsky has worked 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. He opened the CHOC PICU at Mission Hospital and served on the board of Mission Hospital and as the first CHOC at Mission’s chief of staff. Dr. Lubinsky has served in the leadership of CHOC Children’s Specialists as a board member for more than 20 years and been directly involved in the group’s growth from 30 founding physicians to now more than 140 physicians.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Lubinsky is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. Born in Zambia, he served his internship at Groote Schuur Hospital and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Capetown, South Africa. He served as chief resident at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange followed by a pediatric critical care fellowship at CHOC under the mentoring of Dr. Nick Anas. Dr. Lubinsky is an associate clinical professor at UC Irvine. He is consistently voted as one of Orange County’s Top Doctors by the Orange County Medical Association.

With a passion for clinical excellence and focus on family-centered care, Dr. Lubinsky’s philosophy of care becomes clear. 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.


  • 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
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Critical Care
    American Board of Pediatrics

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


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. ...
Drowning: Dr. Lubinsky and Michelle Lubahn, CHOC Children's Drowning: Dr. Lubinsky and Michelle Lubahn, CHOC Children's
In this segment of American Health Journal, Dr. Paul Lubinsky and Michelle Lubahn, CHOC Children's, share their insight into drowning, which is the second leading cause of unintentional related injury ...

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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....


CHOC Safety Show on American Health Journal May 2014
May 19, 2014
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."...


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

Lectures and Presentations

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


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