January 16, 2013
CHOC Children's otolaryngologist Gurpreet Ahuja, MD, will appear as an expert on the highly rated award-winning healthcare television program American Health Journal on PBS SoCal TV on Thursday, January 24th at 12:30 p.m. He will discuss the topic of tonsils and adenoids.
Gurpreet Ahuja, M.D., is the CHOC Children’s Specialists division chief of otolaryngology. Dr. Ahuja attended medical school at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and completed his residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear, and Throat Hospital, New York, followed by a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Ahuja is board certified in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery. He is a clinical professor of otolaryngology at the University of California-Irvine, and is director of pediatric otolaryngology training for UCI’s residency program in otolaryngology. He is particularly interested in pediatric airway reconstruction, pediatric sinus surgery, childhood hearing loss, and congenital head and neck disorders.
The recipient of more than 90 national and international awards, including 15 Telly Awards, American Health Journal airs on PBS and other national network affiliates that reach more than 30 million households. Each 30-minute episode features six segments with a diverse range of medical specialists discussing a full spectrum of health topics. For more information, visit www.discoverhealth.tv
About CHOC Children's: Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2013-2014) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital, CHOC Children's is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional healthcare network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, several primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four centers of excellence - The CHOC Children’s Heart, Neuroscience, Orthopaedic and Hyundai Cancer Institutes. CHOC earned the Gold Level CAPE Award from the California Council of Excellence, the only children’s hospital in California to ever earn this distinction, and was awarded Magnet designation, the highest honor bestowed to hospitals for nursing excellence. Recognized for extraordinary commitment to high-quality critical care standards, CHOC’s Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is the first in the United States to earn the Pediatric Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence.
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