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William G Loudon, MD, PhD

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

Location:
Orange, CA

Specialty:
Neurosurgery

Research Focus:
Molecular characterization and novel therapeutic approaches for CNS malignancy, cancer stem cell biology, and regenerative medicine

Published Works:

Office and Contact Information

CHOC Children's Specialists
1010 W La Veta Ave
#710
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 835-2724
fax: (714) 835-2752
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Administrative Appointments

  • Neurosurgery, CHOC Children's Specialists
  • Neurosurgeon, CHOC Children's Neuroscience Institute
  • Neurosurgeon, The Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s

Physician / Researcher Bio

On the forefront of pediatric neurosurgery research for more than 20 years, Dr. Loudon has conducted studies investigating molecular characterization and novel therapeutic approaches for central nervous system malignancy, cancer stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.

Recognized as an expert, Dr. Loudon’s clinical focus is in brain tumors, and is an integral member of the brain tumor program at CHOC Children’s Neuroscience Institute and the Hyundai Cancer Institute at CHOC Children’s. As part of the CHOC concussion team, Dr. Loudon is conducting clinical research into the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric concussion and head injury. He also has a patent pending on novel ex vivo three-dimensional culture system for stem cell research.

Dedicated to his field, Dr. Loudon is board certified in neurosurgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas at Houston and received his Ph. D. in cancer biology from University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Loudon performed his pediatric neurosurgical residency at Medical College of Virginia and his post-doctoral fellowship at Massey Cancer Institute/Medical College of Virginia. He served his pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


Education

  • Fellowship
    Pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at University of Pennsylvania/Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Residency
    Pediatric neurosurgical residency at Medical College of Virginia
  • Medical School
    University of Texas at Houston

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery

Honors and Awards

  • Orange County Medical Association’s Physicians of Excellence 2010-2012

CHOC Articles & Publications

Not a Moment to Spare
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2010
The CHOC Children’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) was immediately alerted when paramedics brought an unconscious boy into the Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Emergency Department. At CHOC, pediatri...
Little Emily
Making a Mark: October 2008
Everything about this two-year-old girl?s life seems perfectly normal, other than the fact that it?s taking place at Children?s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)...
Pursuing A Cure For Cancer
Physician Connection: Fall 2006
CHOC neurosurgeon William Loudon, M.D., Ph.D., has come to realize that with all the current clinical therapies available, only some of his brain tumor patients will be completely cancer-free after...
Helmets Are Cheap, Effective - And Required By Law
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2005
It's a sight CHOC neurosurgeon William Loudon, M.D., always hates to see: kids riding on scooters, rollerblades and skateboards without helmets....

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 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."...

Published Works

Li SC, Han YP, Dethlefs BA, Loudon WG. Therapeutic window, a critical developmental stage for stem cell therapies. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2010 Dec 1;5(4):297-3.

Li SC, Tachiki LM, Luo J, Dethlefs BA, Chen Z, Loudon WG. A biological global positioning system: considerations for tracking stem cell behaviors in the whole body. Stem Cell Rev. 2010 Jun;6(2):317-33. Review.

Li SC, Wang L, Jiang H, Acevedo J, Chang AC, Loudon WG. Stem cell engineering for treatment of heart diseases: potentials and challenges. Cell Biol Int. 2009 Mar;33(3):255-67. Epub 2008 Dec 3. Review.

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