Dr. Anthony Cherin, Pediatric Critical Care

Dr. Anthony Cherin is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care and provides the full range of tertiary-level critical care procedures. He is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange and CHOC at Mission Hospital. He has published chapters on pleural effusions and research on therapeutic hypothermia for hypoxic-ischemic central nervous system injury. His special interests include resuscitation, procedural sedation and palliative care.

Prior to joining CHOC, Dr. Cherin received his medical degree from the Ohio State University School of Medicine. He served his internship and residency training in pediatrics at CHOC and completed his fellowship in pediatric critical care at Harbor-UCLA in Torrance.

Dr. Cherin is conversant in basic medical Spanish and has been consistently recognized as one of Orange County’s “Top Doctors.” He was the director of the sedation team that was awarded the Patient- and Family-Centered Care Award.

Clinical Interests

Resuscitation, procedural sedation, palliative care

Research Focus

Improving critical care outcomes in pediatric patients


CHOC Hospital
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868

CHOC at Mission Hospital
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663


  • Medical School
    Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
  • Intern and Residency
    CHOC Hospital, Orange, CA
  • Fellowship
    Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California

Administrative Appointments

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Clinical Professor
    UC Irvine Medical Center


Along with his colleagues, Dr. Cherin is involved in a number of studies aimed at improving critical care outcomes in pediatric patients. Among those studies, he is coinvestigator in a study investigating the protocol for optimum sedation for children intubated for respiratory failure. His past and current research findings have been published in journals including Critical Care Medicine and Neurological Research.

Honors and Awards

  • OCMA Physician of Excellence, 2010-2015
  • Sedation Team won Family Center Care Award
  • Marianne Cinat M.D. Memorial Heroes with Heart Award, 2016

Published Works

  • Pleural Effusions; chapter, The Care of the Hospitalized Pediatric Patient (pending publication)
  • Administration of allopurinol and hypoxanthine improves recoveryof adenine nucleotides after cerebral hypoxia-ischemia in rabbits. Critical Care Medicine: 30; A24, 2002.
  • The effect of hypothermic and normothermic hypoxia-ischemia on brain hypoxanthine phosphoribosyl transferase activity. Neurological Research: 28; 831, 2006.

  • Anthony Cherin MD
    • Office: 714-509-8620
    • Specialty: Critical Care
    • Board Certified: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, General Pediatrics
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital