Vijay Dhar, MD
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CHOC Children's Specialists
1201 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-4373
fax: (714) 509-4072
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Physician / Researcher BioVijay Dhar, M.D. is board certified in neonatal perinatal medicine and has been working at CHOC Children’s since 1993. He earned his medical degree and did his residency at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India and did his internship in Willingdon Hospital in New Delhi, India. He received fellowship training in neonatal perinatal medicine at the Hospital for Sick Children at the University of Toronto and the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Dhar holds a great deal of very important leadership positions at CHOC and within the medical community at large. He is the chief of neonatology of CHOC Children’s Specialists, medical director of CHOC’s neonatal intensive care unit, and president of the California Association of Neonatologists.
ResearchDr. Dhar is dedicated to improving the health outcomes of neonates and children through the numerous research projects in which he participates. He is principal investigator in the NICU Tracheal Aspirate Study. In this study, Dr. Dhar and his associates are evaluating tracheal aspirate leptin and parathyroid hormone-related protein levels in predicting the development of bronchopulmonary dysplasia.
Dr. Dhar is a coinvestigator in the National Children’s Study. This multicenter study The National is examining the effects of the environment, as broadly defined to include factors such as air, water, diet, sound, family dynamics, community and cultural influences, and genetics on the growth, development, and health of children from before birth until age 21 years. The goal of the study is to improve the health and well-being of children and contribute to understanding the role various factors have on health and disease.
Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
- Chief/Senior Residency
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
- Registrar Pediatrics
Royal College of Physicians, London, United Kingdom
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada
- Fellowship - Neonatal
University of California, Irvine
- Neonatal Perinatal Medicine
Honors and Awards
- Golden Apple Teaching Award from CHOC’s residency program 2000.
- Physician of Excellence Award from the Orange County Medical Association for seven straight years
Dr. Dhar, CHOC Children's, Cooling Cap System
In this segment from American Health Journal, Dr. Vijay Dhar, CHOC Children's, explains the life saving technology of the cooling cap system. ...
CHOC Articles & Publications
for Moderate or Severe HIE
Physician Connection: Summer 2010
We may be one of the youngest children’s hospitals in the nation, but our physicians have an impressive track record for implementing promising medical technology in neonatal medicine....
|National Children’s Study Underway in Orange County
Physician Connection: Summer 2010
University of California, Irvine, in partnership with CHOC Children’s, the Children and Families Commission of Orange County and the Orange County Health Care Agency, was selected to conduct the study...
|Exceptional Team Effort Saves
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2010
In the 15 years he had worked at CHOC, Vijay Dhar, M.D., had certainly never seen anything like it: a cesarean-section performed in a hospital emergency department. But that’s what was happening. Para...
|State-of-the-Art Technology at CHOC Gives Newborns a Second Chance
Kid's Health (Archive): Spring 2010
Almost every expectant mother is at least a little anxious about the birth of her baby. It’s natural to want an uncomplicated delivery and healthy child. Most births occur without problems. However, i...
|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. ...
|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. ...
|CHOC, CHOC at Mission Install New Officers
Physician Connection: Spring 2007
Our success depends on the professional commitment and dedication of our medical staff. We truly appreciate the countless hours these individuals have given to ensure our hospitals provide the highe...
Neonatal Mandibular Distraction Osteogenesis
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
CME Event - for clinical professionals
Presented by Vijay Dhar, MD, Michael J. Sundin, MD and Paul B. Yost, MD...
Academic Day for Neonatologists of Southern California
Thursday, November 14, 2013
CME Event - for clinical professionals
CHOC Children's is hosting our 10th Annual Academic Day for Neonatologists! This Annual Neonatology Conference provides local and regional Academic and Clinical Neonatologists, Neonatal-Perinatal Fel...
|CHOC Children's NICU at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange Opens
February 19, 2013
Orange County's littlest patients will receive big care just steps away from their mothers in a new neonatal intensive care unit (NICU)....
|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."...
Vijay Dhar, M.D. specializes in neonatal critical care. ...
Dhar V, Perlman M, Cutz E. Autopsy in Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Utilization Patterns and Associations of Clinicopatholoic Discorances; Journal of Pediatrics 1998; 132: 75-9
Dhar V, Hallman M, Bry K. Interleukin-1 Alpha Upregulates, the Expression of Surfactant Protein A in Rabbit Lung Explants; Biology of the Neonate: 1997; 71: 46-52
Rationale and Potential Use of Cytokines in Prevention and Treatment of Neonatal Sepsis, Clinics in Perinatology, 1998; 25-3: 699-710
Co-investigator in an ICMR funded project, Project No. 3/1/2/29(232)78-RB, entitled “Comparative Study of Schick Test and Indirect Hamagglutination Test for Diphtheria in Children”.
Co-investigator in the National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit (UK) OSIRIS Surfactant Trial 1990: “Open Study of Infants at High Risk of or with Respiratory Insufficiency – the role of Surfactant.
Paper entitled “Immune Status of Children and Response to D.P.T. Vaccination, Published in Indian Journal of Pediatrics, vol. 49:501, 1982
Paper entitled “Plasmapheresis in Acute Guillian Barre Syndrome”, Indian Journal of Pediatrics vol. 20:867, 1983
Paper entitled “Cockington Normogram as a Guide to Phototherapy in the Management of Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia–Evaluation of Indian Neonates”, Indian Pediatrics vol. 21:229, 1984
Paper entitled “Seip Lawrence Syndrome”, Indian Journal of Pediatrics vol. 49:881, 1982
Paper entitled “Relactation with Metochlorpropomide”, Published in Indian Pediatrics
Epidemiological Survey on the prevalence of Gr. A Streptoccal Vulvovaginitis in Children in a large health district at Romford, United Kingdom