Mustafa H Kabeer, MD
Office and Contact Information
CHOC Children's Specialists Pediatric Surgery Main Office
505 S Main St
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 364-4050
fax: (714) 364-4051
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CHOC Children's Specialists Pediatric Surgery Corona Office
260 E. Ontario Avenue
Corona, C 92882
phone: (714) 364-4050
fax: (714) 364-4051
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Physician / Researcher BioMustafa H. Kabeer, MD, FACS, FAAP, is a a CHOC Children’s Specialists pediatric surgeon, board certified by the American Board of Surgery in pediatric surgery, general surgery and surgical critical care. Dr. Kabeer attended medical school at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He completed both his internship and his residency training at Indiana University. He served his fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. He is affiliated with the American College of Surgeons and the American Pediatric Surgical Association.
Dr. Kabeer is dedicated to investigating new and innovative ways to treat patients. Over the last ten years, he has been engaged in the investigation of the use of autologous splenic lymphoctye reinfusion to augment vaccine efficacy against gram negative encapsulated organisms. He has a background in tumor cell vaccine and cytokine research and is interested in working with stem cells in order to grow small intestines. He is currently researching the use of Raman spectroscopy in the diagnosis of pediatric tumors and in the diagnosis of Hirschsprung’s disease. He has dedicated a great deal of time and effort toward researching surgical robotics.
Dr. Kabeer performed the first robotic surgery at CHOC in 2003. Additionally, he performed the world’s first robotic pediatric lung resection and has performed many robotic tumor resections. Dr. Kabeer’s other research interests include immunology and cytokine response to injury. He serves on the CHOC Board of Directors. His philosophy of care is treating all children as if they are his own. Dr. Kabeer speaks fluent Gujarati and Hindi.
Dr. Kabeer's favorite aspect of the physician-patient relationship is trust. "It is humbling to know and realize that parents entrust their most valuable possession to you in their time of greatest need." - Dr. Mustafa Kabeer
ResearchDr. Kabeer has a background in tumor cell vaccine and cytokine research and is interested in working with stem cells in order to grow small intestines. Over the last ten years, he has been engaged in the investigation of the use of autologous splenic lymphoctye reinfusion to augment vaccine efficacy against gram negative encapsulated organisms. He is also currently researching the use of Raman spectroscopy in the diagnosis of pediatric tumors and in the diagnosis of Hirschsprung’s disease. He has also dedicated a great deal of time and effort toward researching surgical robotics.
Children's Hospital of Michigan
- Medical School
University of Missouri, Columbia
- Pediatric Surgery
- General Surgery
- Surgical Critical Care
Honors and Awards
- Orange County Medical Association’s Physicians of Excellence 2010-2012
Dr. Mustafa Kabeer, CHOC Pediatric Surgeon
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CHOC Articles & Publications
|A Tiny Scar Makes a Big Difference
CHOC Children's Annual Report: FY 2011
Advancements in medical technology have resulted in a new laparoscopic technique that allows surgeons to perform some procedures through a single, small incision....
|SILS: Minimally Invasive Surgery
Kid's Health (Archive): Fall 2011
The experts at CHOC Children’s are always looking for ways to make surgery as easy as possible for their young patients. One way they’ve done this is by using laparoscopic—or minimally invasive— s...
|People Make Greatness Happen
Change CHOC, Change the World Campaign Newsletter: Fall 2011
Dr. Mustafa Kabeer, a pediatric surgeon at CHOC Children’s, works eighty to eighty-five hours per week and performs nearly 600 operations a year. Dr. Michael Muhonen, CHOC’s director of Neurosurger...
|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. ...
|Orange County Surgeon Offers Nuss Procedure
Physician Connection: Spring 2007
If there is a less-invasive way to perform a procedure, Mustafa Kabeer, M.D., is likely to be doing it....
|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."...
A core part of Dr. Mustafa Kabeer’s philosophy of care is to treat patients as if they are his own children. ...
Lieber CA, Nethercott HE, Kabeer MH. Cancer field effects in normal tissues revealed by Raman spectroscopy. Biomed Opt Express. 2010 Sep 20;1(3):975-982.
Lieber CA, Kabeer MH. Characterization of pediatric Wilms' tumor using Raman and fluorescence spectroscopies. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Mar;45(3):549-54.
Klein, MD, Langenburg, SE, Kabeer, M, Lorincz, A, Knight, CG., Pediatric Robotic Surgery: Lessons From a Clinical Experience. Journal of Laparoendoscopy and Advanced Surgical Techniques, 2007, April, 17(2):265-271
Langenburg, S, Kabeer, M, Knight, C, Fleischmann, L, Auner, G, Lyman, W, Klein, M., Surgical Robotics: Creating a New Program. Pediatric Endosurgery and Innovative Techniques, 2003, 7(4):415-419.
Liu, Q., Kabeer, MH., Callahan, M., Orazi, A., Pescovitz, M., Grosfeld, J., Mesocaval Shunt Inhibits Primary and Metastatic Hepatoma Growth and Enhances Apoptosis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 1998, 33(7); 1128-33.
Kogon, B., Kabeer, MH., Billings, S., Sawchuk, A., Dalsing, M., Angiosarcoma Arising from an Occluded Popliteal Artery Pseudoaneurysm. Journal of Vascular Surgery, 1998, 27(5):970-3.
Kabeer, MH., Filo, RS., Milgrom, ML., Pescovitz, MD., Leapman, SB., Lumeng, L., Jindal, RM., Central Pontine Myelinolysis Following Orthotopic Liver Transplant and Association with Cyclosporine Toxicity., Postgraduate Medical Journal, 1995, 71(834):239-241
Nygard, NR., Bono, C., Brown, LR., Gorka, J., Giacoletto, KS., Schaiff, T., Graham, MB., McCourt, DW., Kabeer, MH., Braciale, VL., Braciale, TJ., Schwartz, BD., Antibody Recognition of an Immunogenic Influenzae Haemaglutinin-Human Leucocyte Antigen Class II Complex., Journal of Experimental Medicine., 1991, Vol. 174, pp.243-251.
Tollefsen, DM., Wiegel, CJ., Kabeer, MH., The Presence of Methionine or Threonine at Position 381 in Vitronectin is Correlated with Proteolytic Cleavage at Arginine-379., The Journal of Biological Chemistry, 1990, Vol. 265(17), pp.9778-9781.
Musser, JM., Kroll, JS., Granoff, DM., Moxon, ER., Brodeur, BR., Campos, J., Dabernat, H., Frederiksen, W., Hamel, J., Hammond, G., Hoiby, EA., Jonsdottir, KE., Kabeer, MH., Kallings, I., Khan, WN., Kilian, M., Knowles, K., Koornhof, HJ., Law, B., Li, KI., Montgomery, J., Pattison, PE., Piffaretti, JC., Takala, AK., Thong, ML., Wall, RA., Ward, JI., Selander, RK., Global Genetic Structure and Molecular Macroepidemiology of Encapsulated Haemophilus influenzae., Reviews of Infectious Disease, 1990, Vol. 12(1), pp. 75-111.
Weinberg, GA., Ghafoor, A., Ishaq, Z., Nomani, NK, Kabeer, MH., Anwar, F., Burney, MI., Qureshi, AW., Musser, JM., Selander, RK., Granoff, DM., Clonal Analysis of Haemophilus inflluenzae Isolated from Children from Pakistan with Lower Respiratory Infections., Journal of Infectious Disease, 1989, Vol. 160, pp. 634-643
Munson, RM., Kabeer, MH., Lenoir, AA., Granoff, DM., Epidemiology and Prospects for Prevention of Hamophilus influenzae Disease in Developing Countries., Reviews of Infectious Disease, 1989, Vol. 11S, pp. S588-597.
Granoff, DM, Sheetz, K., Pandey, JP., Nahm, MH., Rambeck, JH., Jacobs, JL., Musser, JM., Selander, RK., Kabeer, MH., Murphy, TV., Osterholm, MT., Host and Bacterial Factors Associated with Haemophilus influenzae Type b Disease in Minnesota Children Vaccinated with Type b Polysaccharide Vaccine, Journal of Infectious Disease, 1989, Vol. 159, pp. 908-916.
Books and Chapters
Kabeer, MH, Lam, VT, Gibbs, DG, Robotics Technology in Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery; Robotics in Surgery; edit. Faust; Nova Science Publishers, Inc; 2007 Kabeer MH, Klein MD, Acute Renal Failure in Neonates and Infants; Current Pediatric Surgery; edit. Mattei; 1st edition; Williams and Wilkins; 2002
Kabeer MH, Klein MD, Intestinal Obstruction; Acute Care Pediatric Intesive Care Unit Handbook; edit. Lieh-Lai; 2nd edition; Lippincott; 2001