Dr. Mehrdad Jalili, Pediatric Critical Care

Dr. Mehrdad Jalili, Pediatric Critical Care

  • Mehrdad Jalili MD
  • Appointments:
  • Specialty: Critical Care
  • Board Certified: Pediatrics, 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 Hospital in Orange and CHOC 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.

Mehrdad Jalili MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange and CHOC Mission Hospital.


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


  • 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

Administrative Appointments

  • Critical Care, CHOC Specialists

Academic Appointments

  • Division Chief, Critical Care
  • UC Irvine School of Medicine

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