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Dr. Georgie J. Pechulis, Pediatric Hospitalist - Pediatrics

Georgie Joven Pechulis, M.D. FAAP, IBCLC is a Hospitalist with CHOC Children’s Specialists. Dr. Pechulis received her medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago. She completed her residency in pediatrics at CHOC Children’s, Orange, California, and served as one of the chief residents when the CHOC-UCI Residency Program initially merged. She is licensed by the Medical Board of California and is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. She maintains an active role in residency program by being an active mentor to residents, conducting case-based morning reports and training new doctors during hospital rounds. She also holds her International Board of Certification in Lactation Consulting and enjoys counseling mothers on breastfeeding.

Dr. Pechulis enjoys many outdoor activities in the California sun, including running, biking, swimming, hiking, and snowboarding. She has spent several years traveling and teaching in various parts of the world and speaks fluent Spanish. She is an avid yogi who believes that yoga practice is the key to her balanced life. Most of all, she enjoys spending time with her husband, three children and dog in their Huntington Beach home. She truly enjoys her work and feels blessed to take care of patients and their families at such a great hospital as CHOC Children’s.



CHOC Children’s Specialists
1201 W. La Veta
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-8826
fax: (714) 509-4169

Administrative Appointments

Hospitalist, CHOC Children’s Specialists


  • Medical School
    University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Residency
    CHOC Children’s, Orange, CA

Memberships and Committees

Med/Surg Morbidity and Mortality, Chair

CHOC Health Alliance Utilization Management and Quality Improvement Committee CHOC Mission Critical Care Committee

CHOC Best Place to Practice Committee

Presentations and Publications

Resident case-based morning reports on topic such as: perforated appendix, Grisel syndrome, methemoglobinemia, post strep glomerulornephritis, drug ingestion ataxia, vocal cord paralysis and stridor, short stature, hypertension, Kawasaki Disease, choledochal cyst/hyperbilirubinemia; Anaphylaxis and Epinephrine Use Defining the Line between Discipline and Abuse

Helicopter Parenting


Diarrhea and Dehydration

Toxicology in the News

Ophthalmological Findings in Shaken Baby Syndrome

Meconium Aspiration

STDs in Adolescent Females

BRUE: updates on former ALTE (CHOC Mission Department of Medicine Conference)   “The Dangers of Secondary Drowning” (CHOC Blog, May 2016)

“A Pediatrician Explains AAP’s New Safe Sleep For Babies Practices” (CHOC Blog, Nov 2016)


  • Georgie J Pechulis MD
    • Appointments:
    • Specialty: Hospitalist – Pediatrics
    • Board Certified: Pediatrics, IBCLC
    • Additional Languages: Spanish
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital


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