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Brian A Palafox, MD, FACS,

Dr. Palafox has staff privileges at CHOC Orange

Location:
Orange, CA

Specialty:
Thoracic Surgery

Special Interests:
Congenital thoracic and cardiovascular diseases

Office and Contact Information

Orange County Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons
1310 West Stewart Drive
Suite 503
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 997-2224
fax: (714) 997-1187
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Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Thoracic Surgery, CHOC Children's

Physician Bio

Dr. Palafox received his MD degree from the medical school at the University of California, Irvine. He did his internship at the Orange County Medical Center in pathology and at UCI Medical Center in surgery. Dr. Palafox did his residency at UCI Medical Center in general surgery and his fellowship at UCI Medical Center in cardiothoracic surgery. His honors include the Sterling "Staph" award-teaching and the Bronze Star: Medical service in Iraq-Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003. Dr. Palafox is board certified with the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. His philosophy of care is for all patients to be treated commensurate with their disease process regardless of race, creed, financial status. Dr. Palafox is specifically interested in congenital heart, lung, vascular diseases as well as use of robotic and laser technology.


Education

  • Medical School
    UCI School of Medicine, Irvine, CA
  • General Surgery Residency
    UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
    UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA

Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgery

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 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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