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Dr. Mustafa H. Kabeer, Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

On the forefront of investigating new and innovative ways to treat patients, Dr. Kabeer has been a leader in the research of surgical robotics. Dr. Kabeer was the first physician to perform pediatric lung resection in the world. He was the first physician to perform robotic surgery at CHOC and has since performed many robotic tumor resections. Dr. Kabeer is one of a only a few surgeons in the region that perform minimally invasive pectus excavatum surgery, also known as the Nuss procedure. His other research interests include immunology and cytokine response to injury.

For over 10 years, Dr. Kabeer has been engaged in the investigation of the use of autologous splenic lymphocyte 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.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Kabeer is board certified in general surgery, pediatric surgery and surgical critical care. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Kabeer attended medical school at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He completed both his internship and his residency training at Indiana University and served his fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan.

Research Focus

Autologous splenic lymphoctye reinfusion, Raman spectroscopy, surgical robotics, stem cells, cytokine response to injury, immunology

Locations

CHOC Children’s Specialists – Pediatric Surgery
505 S Main Street, Suite 225
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-364-4050
fax: 714-364-4051

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
    UC Irvine

Administrative Appointments

  • Pediatric Surgery, CHOC Children’s Specialists

 Education

  • Medical School
    Columbia School of Medicine, University of Missouri, Columbia
  • General Surgery Residency
    Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis
  • Non-Degree Program, The Immunology of Cancer
    Indiana University Graduate School
  • Surgical Critical Care Fellowship
    Wayne State University, Detroit Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
    Wayne State University, Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Honors and Awards

  • Orange County Medical Association’s Physicians of Excellence
  • UCI Residents Teaching Award for Best Pediatric Surgeon

Lectures and Presentations

Kabeer, MH, Congenital Anomalies of Neonates; First International Conference On Pediatric Intensive Care, Hangzhou, China, 2011

Kabeer, MH, Congenital Lung Anomalies; First International Conference on Pediatric Intensive Care, Hangzhou, China, 2011

Lieber, C.A., and M.H. Kabeer, Raman Spectroscopic Characterization of Pediatric Tissues, invited talk, Federation of Analytical Chemistry and Spectroscopy Societies, Louisville, Kentucky, October 2009

Lieber, C.A., H.E. Nethercott, J.G. Kim, and M.H. Kabeer, Raman Spectral Detection of Cancer Field Effects, oral presentation, SPEC 2010; Shedding Light on Disease: Optical Diagnosis for the New Millenium, Manchester, United Kingdom, June 2010

Publications

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.

Research Focus

Autologous splenic lymphoctye reinfusion, Raman spectroscopy, surgical robotics, stem cells, cytokine response to injury, immunology

Our pediatric general and thoracic surgeons commonly perform the following surgeries: 

  • Thoracic surgery (chest and lungs)
  • Central venous access
  • Circumcision
  • Gallstones (cholecystectomy)
  • GERD (fundoplications)
  • Hydrocele
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Intussusception
  • Lumps & bumps
  • Malrotation
  • Major abdominal surgery (stomach, small and large intestines, liver, spleen, kidneys, diaphragm)
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Pectus excavatum (Nuss procedure)
  • Precocious puberty (Supprelin implants)
  • Umbilical hernia
  • Undescended testicle (orchiopexy)

  • Mustafa H Kabeer MD
    • Appointments:
      714-364-4050
    • Office: 714-364-4050
    • Specialty: Pediatric Surgery
    • Board Certified: Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Surgical Critical Care
    • Additional Languages: Gujarati, Hindi
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital

Dr. Kabeer's Publications

Videos

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Pediatric Surgery – Pectus Excavatum (Sunken Chest)

Dr. Kabeer, CHOC pediatric surgeon, eases your concerns about pectus excavatum (sunken chest), as well as when to know if it needs to be repaired.

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Pediatric Surgery – Gallstones and Robotic Surgery

Dr. Kabeer, CHOC pediatric surgeon, discusses the causes, symptoms and treatment of gallstones.

Dr. Kabeer - There's No Place Like CHOC

There’s No Place Like CHOC: Dr. Kabeer

Pediatric Surgeon Mustafa Kabeer, MD, tells us why CHOC Children's is a great place to work and why he chose pediatrics as his specialty.

Ask a Doc - What is surgery

Ask a Doc: What is surgery?

What is surgery? Dr. Mustafa Kabeer explains how having surgery is different from other medical procedures.

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