Nick G Anas, MD
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CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W La Veta
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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- Pediatrician-In-Chief, CHOC Children’s
- Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, CHOC Children’s
- Chair, Critical Care Medicine, CHOC Children's
- Critical Care, CHOC Children’s Specialist
- Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
- Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Physician / Researcher BioA recognized expert in pediatric critical care medicine with more than 25 years of experience, Dr. Nick Anas has served as director of CHOC’s pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) since 1991 and as its pediatrician-in-chief since 2009.
As director of the pediatric critical care program, Dr. Anas has built a team that treats children with acute, life-threatening illnesses and injuries. Dr. Anas has committed his career to developing and maintaining a critical care program at CHOC defined by clinical excellence, an uncompromising drive to provide state-of-the-art medicine for the children of Orange County, and a national reputation for leadership in academics and research.
Dr. Anas is a highly regarded leader who has served as a member of the CHOC Board of Directors and presently is a member of several boards, including CHOC Children's Specialists, the CHOC Health Alliance and the Orange County Ronald McDonald House. Dr. Anas is a clinical professor of pediatrics in the department of pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and is an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at UC Irvine School of Medicine.
A nationally recognized expert in the treatment of acute respiratory failure in children, Dr. Anas is an active member in the Pediatric Acute Lung Injury and Sepsis Investigators (PALISI), an international research consortium. CHOC’s PICU is a research center for a number of clinical trials addressing issues pertinent to critical illness and injury. On the forefront of critical care education and research, Dr. Anas has more than 80 publications in prestigious medical journals and is the author and editor of several textbooks devoted to pediatric critical care. He has received numerous teaching awards from the UCI-CHOC residents and the CHOC critical care fellows.
Dr. Anas completed his critical care and pulmonary medicine fellowship training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine following his pediatric residency and chief residency training at Dallas Children's Medical Center, Southwestern School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from West Virginia University and his undergraduate education at Duke University.
Dr. Anas is a member of many professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the American Thoracic Society and the AOA Honor Medical Society. He also serves on the editorial board of “Pediatric Critical Care Medicine,” the leading journal in his discipline.
A recipient of numerous honors and awards, Dr. Anas was named the 2014 Pediatrician of the Year from the California Chapter 4 (Orange County) AAP. He is also consistently named one of Orange County’s Physicians of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association. Dr. Anas feels a strong personal responsibility to the children and parents of Orange County. He is frequently quoted, “The responsibility of the CHOC Children’s critical care program is to make sure our parents sleep knowing that we are here to keep their children safe and in good health.”
- Medical School
West Virginia University, Morgantown, W Virginia
- Medical School - Intern
Pediatrics, Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical School
- Medical School - Resident
Pediatrics Univ. of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Pulmonology and Critical Care
University of Rochester, School of Medicine, Rochester, New York
- Pediatric Critical Care
- Pediatric Pulmonology
Honors and Awards
- 2014 Pediatrician of the Year, California Chapter 4 (Orange County) American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- The Best Doctors in Orange County
- UCLA Pediatric Board Review
- The Best Doctors in America
- CHOC Housestaff Teaching Award
- Editorial Board, Pediatric Critical Care
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Thoracic Society
- California Thoracic Society
- Society of Critical Care Medicine
- Orange County Medical Association
- Journal of Pediatrics
- Pediatric Pulmonology
- Critical Care Medicine
- Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
- British Medical Journal
Master Campus Plan Update
Video that describes our recent upgrades to the hospital and talks about our plans for expanding the CHOC campus. Highlights include our new PICU and CVICU units, the new Ambulatory Care Center and Pr ...
Dr. Nick Anas, Director of Pediatric Intensive Care
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CHOC Docs Blog Articles
CHOC Articles & Publications
|Dr. Waffarn Retires
From Clinical Practice
Physician Connection: Winter 2012
A pioneer in neonatal medicine, Feizal Waffarn, M.D., came to Orange County in 1980, shortly after completing fellowship training at the University of Southern California....
|Affiliations Enhance Teaching, Research and Clinical Care
Physician Connection: Fall 2009
In January, CHOC Children's and University of California, Irvine entered into an affiliation that literally changed the delivery of pediatric care in Orange County. In July, in support of the affiliat...
|Symposium Showcases CHOC/UC Irvine Expertise
Physician Connection: Fall 2009
The recent CHOC Annual Symposium showcased one of the many benefits of the recent CHOC Children's and University of California, Irvine affiliation: enhanced clinical education....
|CHOC Children's Installs New Medical Staff Leadership
Physician Connection: Summer 2009
Change is in the air, both on the world stage and here at home. Our hospitals have new names and medical staff leadership. ...
|HOAG Affiliation Enhances Pediatric Care in Coastal Orange County
Physician Connection: Spring 2007
CHOC and Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian have joined forces to enhance and expand pediatric care and services in the coastal Orange County area....
|Physician Spotlight: Nick G.Anas, M.D., Medical Director
On The Mark: September 2006
Nick Anas, M.D.
Physician Connection: Fall 2004
In his 20 years at CHOC, Nick Anas, M.D., director of CHOC's Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), has never grown weary of the enormous challenges the PICU team faces every day....
|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....
|CHOC Children's Pediatrician-in-Chief Appointed to Emergency Medical Care Committee
December 20, 2011
CHOC Children's Pediatrician-in-Chief Nick Anas, M.D., was recently appointed to serve on the Emergency Medical Care Committee for Orange County Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The committee advise...
|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 Announces New Physician Leadership
April 14, 2009
CHOC Children's is pleased to announce new physician appointments, which are intended to strengthen the delivery of the healthcare system's tertiary/quaternary pediatric care and to help fulfill the v...
Do T, Chu J, Anas N: Fontan patient with plastic bronchitis treated successfully using aerosolized tissue plasminogen activator: A case report and review of the literature. Pediatr Cardiol 2009; 30: 352-355.
Bronicki R, Anas N: Cardiopulmonary Interaction. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2009; 10: 313-322.
Cvijanovich N, Shanley T, Anas N et al: Validating the genomic signature of septic shock. Physiol Genomics 2008; 34: 127-134.
Wong H, Cvijanovich N, Anas N et al: Identification of pediatric septic shock based on genome-wide expression profiling. BMC Medicine 2009; 7:34.
Wong H, Cvijanovich N, Anas N et al: Genomic expression profiling across the pediatric systemic inflammatory response syndrome, sepsis, and septic shock spectrum. Crit Care Med 2009; 37: 1558-1566.
Gabrail N, Sandler E, Anas N et al: Tropics I: A Phase III, Randomized Double Blind Placebo-Controlled Study of Tenecteplase for Restoration of Function in Central Venous Catheters. J Vasc and Interventional Radiology (submitted for publication).
Bronicki R, Herrera M, Anas N et al: Hemodynamics and cerebral oxygenation following repair of Tetralogy of Fallot: The effects of converting from positive pressure ventilation to spontaneous breathing Congenit Heart Dis 2010; 5:416-421.
McBride J, Anas N: Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation survivors and pulmonary function: Encouraging outcomes early in life. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2010; 12:223-224.
Randolph A, Guo CY, Anas N et al: Vitamin D deficiency is associated with mortality in patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care unit with community acquired influenza infection. JAMA (accepted for publication)
Perkin R, Anas N: Pulmonary artery catheters Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011; 12 (4): 512-20.
Wong H, Cvijonovich N, Anas N et al: Validation of a gene expression-based subclassification strategy for pediatric septic shock. Crit Care Med 2011; 39: 2511-2517.
Randolph A, Vaughn F, Anas N et al: Critically ill children during the 2009-2010 Influenza Pandemic in the United States. Pediatrics 2011; 39: 2511-2517.
Wynn J, Cvijonovich N, Anas N et al: The influence of developmental age on the early transcriptomic response of children with septic shock. Mol Med 2011; 1146-1156.
Kline A, Sorce L, Levin D, Anas N: Pulmonary Disorders in Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Child Hazinski M (Ed). Elsevier USA 2012; 483-561.
Domico M, Ridout D, Bronicki R, Anas N et al: The impact of mechanical ventilation time before initiation of extracorporeal life support on survival in pediatric respiratory failure: A review of the extracorporeal life support registry. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2012: 13:16-21.
Basu R, Stendage S, Anas N et al: Identification of candidate serum biomarkers for severe septic shock – associated kidney injury via microarray. (Submitted for publication).
Wong H, Salibury S, Cvijanovich N et al: The pediatric sepsis biomarker risk model. Critical Care 2012. 16:174
Lectures and Presentations
- Pediatrician-in-Chief – Children’s Hospital of Orange County and UCI Irvine Department of Pediatrics 2009.
- Pulmonary artery catheters: State of the art. Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society 2010
- Pediatric representative to the Sepsis Advisory Committee. Society of Critical Care Medicine 2010.
- Appointed to Editorial Board: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine 2010.
- Cardiopulmonary Interactions: Pediatric Critical Care Board Review Course 2011.
- President, Children’s Specialty Care Coalition Board of Directors 2012.
- Board of Directors, Orange County Ronald McDonald House 2012.