Dr. Donald W. Bendig, Pediatric Hospitalist - Pediatrics

With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Bendig currently serves as a Pediatric Hospitalist, intimately involved with the resident education program at CHOC Children’s. Dr. Bendig served as Chief of the Hospitalist Division with the CHOC Children’s Specialists for more than 12 years. Before Dr. Bendig transitioned to the Hospitalist Division, he practiced Pediatric Gastroenterology at CHOC Children’s for close to 20 years.

A prolific author and respected subject expert, Dr. Bendig has written multiple book chapters and has been published many times within the pediatric literature, including journal articles and abstracts. He has won several teaching awards during his tenure at CHOC Children’s, including the “Outstanding Clinical Volunteer Faculty Teaching Award” for multiple years.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Bendig is board certified in pediatrics. He attended medical school at UC Irvine and completed his pediatric residency at UC Irvine Medical Center and CHOC Children’s. Dr. Bendig also served as the Chief Resident at CHOC Children’s. He completed his pediatric gastroenterology fellowship at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas.


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

Administrative Appointments

Hospitalist, CHOC Children’s Specialists

Editorial Boards

  • ACTA Pediatrica
  • Clinical Pediatrics
  • Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition


  • Fellowship
    Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children’s Hospital
  • Internship
    University of California, Irvine CHOC Children’s, Orange, CA
  • Medical School
    University of California, Irvine
  • Residency
    University of California, Irvine CHOC Children’s, Orange, CA

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Contemporary Pediatrics
  • North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Orange County Pediatric Society

  • Donald W Bendig MD
    • Office: 714-509-8826
    • Specialty: Hospitalist – Pediatrics
    • Board Certified: Pediatrics, Gastroenterology and Nutrition
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital