Dr. Ashish S. Chogle, Medical Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology

Dr. Ashish S. Chogle, Medical Director, Pediatric Gastroenterology

  • Ashish S Chogle MD
  • Appointments:
  • Office: 714-509-4099
  • Specialty: Gastroenterology
  • Board Certified: Pediatrics, Gastroenterology
  • Additional Languages: Hindi, Marathi

Dr. Ashish Chogle is a board-certified pediatric gastroenterologist and nationally recognized expert in treating complex gastrointestinal disorders in children. He serves as the Division Chief of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Medical Director at CHOC. Dr. Chogle takes a holistic, patient-centered approach to improving the quality of life for children with chronic GI conditions.

His clinical expertise includes functional abdominal pain, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, cyclic vomiting and motility disorders such as achalasia and gastroparesis. Dr. Chogle chairs the Integrative Medicine Committee for the North American Society For Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (NASPGHAN) and incorporates complementary modalities like herbal medications and vagus nerve stimulation into his practice.

An active researcher focused on pediatric GI motility and functional disorders, Dr. Chogle has received numerous honors, including the Young Clinical Investigator Award from NASPGHAN and Physician-Scientist Award from CHOC. He directs the Pediatric Functional Gastrointestinal & Motility Disorders Program at CHOC. As Co-Director of CHOC’s Pediatric Colorectal Center, he also treats complex conditions such as Hirschsprung’s disease and imperforate anus.

Dr. Chogle earned his medical degree from Mumbai University and completed his pediatric residency at SUNY-Downstate Health Sciences University and fellowship at Northwestern University. He holds a master’s in healthcare management from UNC-Chapel Hill. His passion is improving the quality of life for children with chronic GI illnesses through an integrative, compassionate approach.

Clinical Interests

Swallowing disorders, esophageal achalasia, refractory nausea, delayed gastric emptying, intestinal pseudo-obstruction, chronic constipation, anal dysfunction, cyclic vomiting syndrome and functional abdominal pain/irritable bowel syndrome, gastrointestinal motility, abdominal pain, delayed gastric emptying

Ashish S Chogle MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange and CHOC Mission Hospital.


CHOC Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave. Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-246-2329

CHOC Health Center – Mission Viejo
26691 Plaza Suite 130
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

CHOC Health Center – Corona
854 Magnolia Ave. 101
Corona, CA 92879

CHOC Center for Children’s Health
Building: Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care, UCI Health – Irvine
19200 Jamboree Rd., Suite 2000
Irvine, CA 92612


Master of Science, Healthcare Management
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

  • Medical School
    Topiwala National Medical College, India
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship
    Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • Pediatrics Residency
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, Fellowship
    Children’s Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

Book Chapters

Chogle A, Saps M. Chronic abdominal pain in children and adolescents. In Wyllie R and Hyams J. Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. Elsevier Health Sciences. 5th edition (In press).

Chogle A, Saps M. Hirschsprung Disease. In Sondheimer JM, Waasdorp Hurtado C. The NASPGHAN Fellows Concise Review of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Ed. Castle Connolly Graduate Medical Publishing; 2011.

Saps M, Chogle A. Gastric motor disorders. In Faure C, Di Lorenzo C, Thapar N. Pediatric Gastroenterology – Gastrointestinal Motility and Functional Disorders in Children. Springer Science, 1st ed. 2013. ISBN: 978-1-60761-708-2.


Member of the NASPGHAN Clinical Care and Quality Committee

Honors and Awards

2007 SUNY Downstate Medical Center NY- Resident Research Award

2011 NASPGHAN Neurogastroenterology & Motility Committee

2011 NASPGHAN Young Faculty Clinical Investigator Award

2012, 2013, 2014 Faculty Award for outstanding contribution to clinical activities

Lectures and Presentations

Constipation in Children
Pediatric Pearls 2012-2013 series for General Pediatricians. Chicago, IL. March 2013.

Extra-esophageal manifestations of GERD. Aero-digestive Pearls
Chicago, IL October 2013

Neonatal Hemochromatosis
Grand rounds, University of Illinois – Chicago, IL. September 2008

Pediatric Motility Disorders
Grand rounds, Ann & Robert H Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Northwestern University. September 2013.

Treatment of Functional Abdominal Pain in Children
Grand rounds, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. November 2012.


Saps M, Chogle A. Tridimensional Stool Assessment Instrument. U.S. Patent Application 61527459, filed August 2011. Patent Pending


Saps M, Adams P, Bonilla S, Chogle A, Nichols-Vinueza D. Parental Report of Abdominal Pain and Abdominal Pain-Related Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Community Survey. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. Dec 2012.

Chogle A, Saps M. Gastroparesis in Children: The benefit of conducting 4 hour gastric emptying scans in children. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Apr;56(4):439-42.

Chogle A, Saps M. Yield and cost of performing screening tests for constipation in children. Can J Gastroenterol. 2013 Dec; 27(12): e35-8. Epub 2013 Nov 13.

Saps M, Nichols-Vinueza D, Gati Dhroove, Papa Adams Chogle A. Assessment of commonly used pediatric stool scales: A pilot study. Rev Gastroenterol Mex. 2013; Jul-Sep; 78(3): 151-8.

Chogle A, Saps M. Electrocardiogram changes in children with functional gastrointestinal disorders on low dose amitriptyline. World J Gastroenterol. 2014;Aug28;20(32):11321-5.

Chogle A, Saps M. Chronic abdominal pain in children and adolescents. In Wyllie R and Hyams J. Pediatric Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease. 2015; Elsevier Health Sciences. 5th edition.

Chogle A, Saps M. Psychotropic medications for pediatric functional gastrointestinal disorders. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2015; 60(3):e26.

Presentations and Abstracts

Bonilla S, Chogle A, Nichols-Vinueza D, Saps M. Prevalence of Abdominal Pain and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders in Community Children. NASPGHAN 2011. Orlando, FL.

Chogle A, Saps M. Gastroparesis in Children. Cost and Benefit of Conducting 4 hours Scintigraphic Gastric Emptying Studies. NASPGHAN 2011. Orlando, FL

Chogle A, Youssef N, Miranda A, Nurko S, Hyman P, Cocjin J, Di Lorenzo C, Saps M. No respite from abdominal pain on school weekends? NASPGHAN 2010. New Orleans, LA.

Dhroove G, Chogle A, Saps M. Tridimensional Stool Assessment Instrument (TS): Z Validated Instrument for use in Children and Adults. DDW 2012. San Diego, CA.

Dhroove G, Chogle A, Saps M. Validation of the Bristol Stool Scale and a Modified Version in Children: Is there a Benefit in Using Three-dimensional Instruments? DDW 2012. San Diego, CA.

Professional Organizations

  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition (NASPGHAN)

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