Dr. John C. German, Pediatric Surgery

Dr. John C. German, Pediatric Surgery

  • John C German MD
  • Appointments:
  • Office: 714-361-4480
  • Specialty: Pediatric Surgery
  • Board Certified: General Surgery

For more than 35 years, Dr. German has taken a leadership role in shaping pediatric surgery in Orange County. He received his medical training at the University of California, Irvine, and currently serves as an assistant professor. He helped develop neonatal ECMO support and NEC care by developing staging criteria for surgery. Dr. German was an early pioneer in the CHOC ECMO program as well as techniques for minimally invasive surgeries.

As a recognized expert in pediatric surgery, Dr. German has served on multiple committees of national societies, including the American Pediatric Surgery Association. He served on the board of governors for the American College of Surgeons for six years. Additionally, he has been active in the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, where he has held every position including president.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. German is board certified in general surgery. Prior to joining CHOC, Dr. German attended medical school at UCI College of Medicine in Irvine, California. He completed his internship and residency in general surgery at UCI Medical Center and conducted his fellowship in pediatric surgery at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, California.

John C German MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange and CHOC Mission Hospital.


Pediatric Surgical Associates
396 S. Main St, Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-361-4480
fax: 714-361-4490

CHOC Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave. Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, California 92868

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


  • General Surgery Residency
    UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA
  • Medical School
    UCI College of Medicine, Irvine, CA
  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship
    Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, CA
  • Rotating Internship
    UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA

Administrative Appointments

Pediatric Surgery, CHOC Specialists

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)
  • British Association of Pediatric Surgeons
  • Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons
  • Pacific Coast Surgical Association


Dr. John German - When can I be with my child after surgery
Ask a Doc: Can I be with my daughter after surgery?

In this video, pediatric surgeon Dr. John German answers a parent's question about being with his child after surgery.