Dr. Gary Goodman, PICU Medical Director, CHOC Mission

Dr. Gary Goodman is the medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit at CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital. Dr. Goodman is board certified in pediatric critical care with expertise in the treatment of shock, RSV and traumatic brain injury. He is on staff at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital.

Dr. Goodman is board certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Goodman attended medical school at at the University of California, Irvine. He served his internship, residency and chief residency training in pediatrics at UC Davis in Sacramento, California. He conducted a fellowship in pediatric critical care and pediatric pulmonary medicine followed by a research fellow at CHOC Children’s. Dr. Goodman was voted as one of Orange County’s Top Doctors.


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

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

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

Administrative Appointments

  • Board of Directors, CHOC Foundation for Children

Academic Appointments

  • Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
    UCLA School of Medicine


  • Medical School
    University of California, Irvine
  • Pediatrics Residency
    University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California
  • Pediatric Critical Care/Pulmonology Fellowship
    CHOC Children’s, Orange, California

Honors and Awards

  • Named a 2008 “Hospital Hero” by Hospital Association of Southern California
  • Orange County Medical Association’s Physicians of Excellence 2011-2012

Professional Organizations

  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
  • American Academy of Pediatrics

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


The Rousso Family Story

CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital: The Rousso Family Story

The Rousso family shares the story of their twin girls, and how they went from 100 days in the NICU to thriving thanks in part to the amazing team at CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital.

Why Dr. Gary Goodman became a doctor

When I Decided to Become a Doctor: Dr. Goodman

Dr. Gary Goodman shares that he wanted to become a doctor for a long time and when he specifically decided to enter the field of pediatric medicine.

Why Dr. Gary Goodman choose pediatrics and CHOC Children's

There’s No Place Like CHOC: Dr. Goodman

Gary Goodman, MD, Medical Dir. of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at CHOC, explains why he chose pediatrics & why there is no better place than CHOC.

Health Topics

Exterior view of CHOC Children's Mission Hospital

CHOC Mission: World Class Children’s Care

CHOC Mission, housed on the fifth floor of Mission Hospital, CHOC’s world-class team treats everything from asthma attacks to injuries resulting from serious accidents.