Dr. Dorit B. Ben-Ezer, Medical Director, Nephrology Program

Dorit Ben-Ezer, M.D. is the Medical Director of CHOC Children’s Nephrology and St. Joseph’s Pediatric Nephrology, Director of the St. Joseph Hospital Pediatric Dialysis unit and CHOC Children’s Specialists Chief of Nephrology. She has specialized expertise in all renal disorders including but not limited to: renal failure, hypertension, nephrotic syndrome, renal stones, dialysis and renal biopsy. Dr. Ben-Ezer is UCLA trained and board certified in pediatric nephrology with over 45 years of experience and 37 years specializing in pediatric nephrology. She received her pediatric nephrology fellowship education at UCLA Center for the Health Sciences in Los Angeles in 1983 and has practiced pediatric nephrology ever since. She completed her Pediatric residency and rotating internship at Soroka Medical Center in Beer-Sheva, Israel, and at Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Tel HaShomer, Israel, respectively. She is a graduate (Magna Cum Laude) of the Sackler School of Medicine at Tel Aviv University in Israel. Dr. Ben-Ezer speaks fluent Hebrew.


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

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

CHOC Children’s Specialty Center – Newport Beach
500 Superior Ave. 140
Newport Beach, CA 92663

St Joseph Hospital
1100 W Stewart Dr
Orange, CA 92868

1300 W. Palmyra Dr.
Orange, CA 92868


  • Fellowship
    UCLA Center for Health Sciences, Los Angeles, California
  • Internship
    Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel-Hashomer, Israel
  • Medical School
    Sackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Residency
    Soroka Medical Center, Beer-Sheeva, Israel

Administrative Appointments

  • Chair, Nephrology
    CHOC Children’s
  • Medical Director, Nephrology
    CHOC Children’s Specialists

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
  • American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN)
  • International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA)
  • Israeli Pediatric Nephrology Association
  • Israeli Society for Clinical Pediatrics

Our nephrologists commonly treat:

  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Hypertension
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Proteinuria
  • Hematuria
  • Nephritis such as lupus, HUS, IgA nephropathy
  • Evaluation of causes of kidney stones
  • Electrolyte abnormalities
  • Cystic kidney diseases
  • Solitary kidney
  • Acute kidney injury and chronic kidney failure requiring dialysis

  • Dorit B Ben-Ezer MD
    • Appointments:
    • Office: 714-509-8324
    • Specialty: Nephrology
    • Board Certified: Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
    • Additional Languages: Hebrew
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital


Kidney Abnormalities in Children, Dr. Dorit Ben-Ezer

Kidney Abnormalities in Children

Dr. Dorit Ben-Ezer describes the kidney problems seen in children and the treatments available to keep kidney defects from becoming life-threatening to a child.

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