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Dr. Behnoosh Afghani, Pediatric Hospitalist - Pediatrics

Dr. Behnoosh Afghani is board certified in pediatrics. Prior to joining CHOC Children’s, Dr. Afghani attended medical school at the University of Southern California. She performed her pediatric residency at the University of California, Irvine and conducted her fellowship training in pediatric infectious diseases at Miller’s Children Hospital of Long Beach. Dr. Afghani was voted as one of “Orange County’s Top Doctors” and was recognized as a “Physician of Excellence” by the Orange County Medical Assocation.


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

UC Irvine Medical Center
101 The City Dr ZOT 4482
Orange, CA 92868

Academic Appointments

Clinical Professor, Pediatrics
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine

Administrative Appointments

Director, Pediatric Hospitalist and Pediatric Infectious Diseases, CHOC Children’s

Hospitalist, CHOC Children’s Specialists

Medical Director, Pediatric Ward, University of California, Irvine, Medical Center


University of California, Irvine Miller Children’s Hospital of Long Beach

Medical School
University of Southern California

University of California, Irvine

Honors and Awards

Physician of Excellence
OCMA, Multiple years

Professional Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Society of Microbiology

Infectious Disease Society America

International Union Against Tuberculosis

Pediatric Infectious Disease Society

Western Society Pediatric Research


1. He K, Afghani B et al. An Intervention to Reduce Unnecessary Chest Radiographs (CXR) In Respiratory Syncytial Virus (Rsv) Bronchiolitis. J Invest Med 2019; V67, 64. 2. Tang K, Afghani B et al. Leading Risk Factors For Decolonization Failure Of Methicillin Resistant Staphyloccus Aureus (Mrsa): A Comprehensive Literature. J Invest Med 2019; V67: 83. 3. Ly S, Afghani B et al. Association Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Osa) And Depression In The Pediatric Population. J Invest Med 2019; V67:67. 4. Hong J, Afghani B et al. Comparison Of 2-Day Dexamethasone Versus 5-Day Prednisone For Treatment Of Pediatric Patients With Acute Asthma Exacerbation. J Invest Med 2019; V67: 67. 5. Solomon V, Afghani B et al. Evaluating The Need For Hospitalization After Uncomplicated Enema Reduction Of Intussusception In The Pediatric Population: A Literature Review. J Invest Med 2019; V67:136. 6. Monshizadeh A, Afghani B et al. Are There Benefits To Animal Assisted Therapy In Pediatric Cancer Patients? J Invest Med 2019; V67: 144. 7. Shin C, Afghani B et alUtility Of Probiotics In Management Of Colic In Infants: A Comprehensive Literature Review. J Invest Med 2019; V67: 151. 8. Dayag H, Afghani B et al. Educational Impact Of Restricting Resident Work Hours: A Comprehensive Literature Review. J Invest Med 2019; V67: 164. 9. Bui A, Afghani B et al. Risk Factors Associated With Recurrent Kawasaki Disease. J Invest Med 2019; V67: 202. 10. Nikroo K, Afghani B, et al. Internet Gaming Disorder (Igd): Associations With Changes In Gray Matter And Behaviors. J Invest Med 2019; V67: 216. 11. Kim J, Afghani B, et al. Surgical Treatment Of Seizures Refractory To Anti-Seizure Medication In The Pediatric Population: A Closer Look At the Literature. J Invest Med 2019; V67:218 12. Cater M, Afghani B et al. Does Rapid Weight Gain In Infancy Predispose To Being Overweight Later In Life? J Invest Med 2019; V67: 227. 13. Lawicki J, Afghani B et al. Combinatorial Immunotherapy With Adjunctive Omalizumab. J Invest Med 2019; V67


  • Behnoosh Afghani MD
    • Office: 714-509-8826
    • Specialty: Hospitalist – Pediatrics
    • Board Certified: Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Disease
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital

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