February 14, 2014
CHOC Children's urologist Elias Wehbi, MD, will appear as an expert on the highly rated award-winning health care television program American Health Journal on PBS SoCal TV on Feb. 14th at 5:30 p.m. He will discuss the topic of kidney stones in children.
Dr. Wehbi received his medical degree and Royal College certification at the University of Toronto, Canada. He served his fellowship in pediatric urology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Wehbi has published numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals, given presentations at national and international meetings, and received several awards for his novel clinical research. His clinical interests include complex reconstruction, urologic malignancies, renal transplantation and minimally invasive treatment for pediatric urology.
Named one of the best children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015) and a 2013 Leapfrog Top Hospital for the highest quality of care, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's) is exclusively committed to the health and well-being of children through clinical expertise, advocacy, outreach, education and research that brings advanced treatment to pediatric patients. Affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, CHOC’s regional health care network includes two state-of-the-art hospitals in Orange and Mission Viejo, many primary and specialty care clinics, a pediatric residency program, and four clinical 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 Beacon Award for Pediatric Critical Care Excellence.
Denise Almazan, Director of Public Relations
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