Share |
Printer Friendly

John P Cleary, MD

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

Orange, CA


Published Works:

Office and Contact Information

CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W La Veta
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-4373
fax: (714) 509-4072
arrow map & directions

Web Site:

Administrative Appointments

  • Associate Clinical Director, NICU, CHOC Children's
  • Associate Director, CVICU, CHOC Children's
  • Director, ECMO, CHOC Children's
  • Neonatology, CHOC Children's Specialists
  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
    University of California, Irvine
  • Associate Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
    University of California, Los Angeles, Harbor

Physician / Researcher Bio

John Cleary, MD, specializes in all aspects of neonatal intensive care and is the physician leader of the ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and Neonatal Cardiovascular Intensive Care teams. His research interests include synchronized mechanical ventilation, high frequency ventilation, pulmonary hypertension and non-invasive monitoring. Dr. Cleary is board certified in both pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. He served his fellowship through the University of California, San Diego. He completed his residency and internship at the University of Massachusetts School of Medicine in Worcester, where he received his medical training.


  • Fellowship
    University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California
  • Residency
    University of Massachusetts School of Medicine in Worcester
  • Internship
    University of Massachusetts School of Medicine in Worcester
  • Medical School
    University of Massachusetts School of Medicine in Worcester

Board Certifications

  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • Physician of Excellence
    OCMA, Multiple years
  • Teaching Award
    CHOC Children's, Multiple years

Professional Organizations

  • California Association of Neonatologists
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization
  • American Heart Association
  • Irish American Pediatric Association
  • American Medical Student Association
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • Worcester District Medical Society


Pediatric Cardiology - Dr. John Cleary Pediatric Cardiology - Dr. John Cleary
In this segment from American Health Journal, Dr. John Cleary discusses modern developments in pediatric cardiology. ...

CHOC Articles & Publications

CHOC Scientist Exploring Light's Possibilities For Children
Physician Connection: Summer 2008
A biomedical scientist at CHOC is collaborating with several physicians to explore medical applications of light to provide non invasive diagnoses. ...
ECMO Pioneers Return To CHOC
Physician Connection: Winter 2008
Thirty years after performing the world's first successful extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) procedure, pioneering pediatric cardiac surgeons Robert H. Bartlett, M.D., and Alan Gazzaniga, M....


12th Annual Academic Day for Neonatologists
Thursday, November 13, 2014
CME Event - for clinical professionals
Designed for Academic and Clinical Neonatologists, Fellows and NICU Nursing, this annual conference provides a clinical update on care of the neonate....


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...

Published Works

Non-Contact Heart Rate Monitoring Utilizing Camera Photoplethysmography in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – A pilot study Lonneke A.M. Aarts, MD1, Vincent Jeanne, MSc2, John P. Cleary, MD3, J. Stuart Nelson, MD, PhD4, Sidarto Bambang Oetomo, MD, PhD1, and Wim Verkruysse, PhD2,4. Accepted for publication in Early Human Development, Sept 2013

Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor (ACEI)-Induced Acute Renal Failure in Premature Newborns with Congenital Heart Disease Grace J. Lee, Risa Cohen, Anthony C. Chang, and John P. Cleary J Pediatr Pharmacol Ther 2010;15:290-297

Contactless monitoring of heart rate using camera plethysmography in newborn infants. ’Lonneke Aarts, MD1, Vincent Jeanne MSc2, Chad Lieber PhD3,4, John Cleary MD3, Stuart J Nelson, PhD, MD4, Sidarto Bambang Oetomo, MD PhD1,5, and Wim Verkruysse, PhD2,4. APS-SPR Denver 2011 Manuscript in preparation.

Advances in diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary arterial hypertension in neonates and children with congenital heart disease. Monnipa Suesaowalak MD; John P. Cleary MD; Anthony C. Chang MD, MBA, MPH. Review Article – World Journal of Pediatrics 2009.

Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation Improves Oral Feedings in High Risk Newborns. John Patrick Cleary MD, Mitchel Katz MD, Karin Mitchell MA SLP and Kathy Ramirez OTR. Manuscript in preparation. Platform presentation and abstract AAP Proceedings 2010.

Mesentric Oxygen Saturations in Premature Twins with and without Necrotizing Enterocolitis Rachel N. Zabaneh, MD, Chad A. Lieber, PhD, and John P. Cleary, MD. Critical Care Medicine May 2011.

Lectures and Presentations

  • "Pharyngeal Electrical Stimulation Improves Oral Feedings in High Risk Newborns"


Facebook  Twitter  Pinterest  Instagram  Foursquare  LinkedIn  YouTube  RSS  CHOC Blog

US News     CAPE Award   Magnet      Beacon Award      Most Trusted Brand     Leapfrog

chocChildren's Hospital of Orange County | UCI University of California, Irvine

Children's Hospital of Orange County is affiliated with UC Irvine Healthcare and UC Irvine School of Medicine

CHOC Children's - 1201 W La Veta Ave, Orange, CA. Phone: 714-997-3000. .