Dr. Mehrdad Jalili, Pediatric Critical Care

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Jalili is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric critical care Medicine. He is on staff at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange and CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital, and associate clinical professor and director of the PICU, pediatrics at the UC Irvine School of Medicine. Dr. Jalili has received the OC Physician of Excellence award.

On the forefront of innovative research, Dr. Mehrdad Jalili is involved in a multi-center study of patients with adult respiratory distress syndrome. In this type of respiratory failure, which has a high incidence of mortality and morbidity, two types of ventilator strategies are being evaluated, hoping to reduce some of the ill effects of conventional respirators.

In additional research, Dr. Jalili is in the process of setting up a protocol for using Heliox (a mixture of oxygen and helium) in severe asthmatics who are not responding to conventional treatment. This gas reduces the complications of severe asthma.


CHOC Children’s Specialists
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, California 92868
phone: 714-509-8620
fax: 714-509-4072

Administrative Appointments

  • Critical Care, CHOC Children’s Specialists


  • Medical School
    University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
  • Residency
    Tehran Children’s Hospital
  • Fellowship
    Memorial Miller Children’s Hospital of Long Beach
    University of California, Irvine and UCLA
  • Board Certifications
    Pediatric Critical Care
  • Honors and Awards
    Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association
  • Professional Organizations
    American Academy of Pediatrics
    American College of Chest Physicians
    Society of Critical Care
    American Medical Association
    American Thoracic Society

  • Mehrdad Jalili MD
    • Appointments:
    • Specialty: Critical Care
    • Board Certified: Pediatric Critical Care
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital