Dr. Gurpreet S. Ahuja, Medical Director, Otolaryngology (ENT)

Dr. Gurpreet S. Ahuja, Medical Director, Otolaryngology (ENT)

  • Gurpreet S Ahuja MD
  • Appointments:
  • Office: 714-633-4020
  • Specialty: Otolaryngology (ENT)
  • Board Certified: Otolaryngology
  • Additional Languages: Hindi, Punjabi, Urdu

Recognized an expert in the field of pediatric otolaryngology for more than 20 years, Dr. Ahuja serves as division chief of otolaryngology for CHOC Specialists and director of pediatric otolaryngology training for UC Irvine’s residency program in otolaryngology.

With a passion for innovative treatments, Dr. Ahuja is particularly interested in pediatric airway reconstruction, pediatric sinus surgery, childhood hearing loss and congenital head and neck disorders. He has co-authored several publications in peer-reviewed medical journals.

The recipient of numerous honors and awards, Dr. Ahuja has been voted by his peers into Super Doctors of Southern California. He is a recipient of the Teacher of the Year Award from the residents of the Otolaryngology program at UC Irvine. Dr. Ahuja consistently receives the annual Physician of Excellence award from the Orange County Medical Association.

Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Ahuja is board certified in otolaryngology/head-and-neck surgery. He received his medical degree at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi. He completed his residency in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York, followed by a fellowship in pediatric otolaryngology at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Actively involved in the Orange County community, Dr. Ahuja serves on the Board of Directors of the American Red Cross-Orange County chapter as well as the OC Human Relations Council. He is active in the county’s interfaith community, working to foster understanding and dialogue. In addition, he serves on the Medical Executive Committee at CHOC Hospital in Orange. Dr. Ahuja is deeply committed to providing compassionate, state of the art medical and surgical care to all children with head and neck disorders, including problems of the ears, nose and throat.

Clinical Interests

Airway reconstruction, sinus surgery, childhood hearing loss, congenital head and neck disorders

Gurpreet S Ahuja MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange .


CHOC Specialists – Otolaryngology
1010 W La Veta Ave 710
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-633-4020
fax: 714-953-5462

Otolaryngology Center – Newport Beach
446 Old Newport Blvd., 1st. Floor
Newport Beach, CA 92663

CHOC Center for Children’s Health
Building: Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care, UCI Health – Irvine
19200 Jamboree Rd., Suite 2000
Irvine, CA 92612


  • Medical School
    All India Institute of Medical Sconces, New Delhi, India
  • General Surgery Residency
    Booth Memorial Medical Center, Flushing, NY
  • Otolaryngology Residency
    Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, New York, NY
  • Otolaryngology Fellowship
    Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship
    Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, Otolaryngology
    CHOC Specialists

Academic Appointments

  • Director, Pediatric Otolaryngology Training, UC Irvine Otolaryngology Residency Program
  • Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology, UC Irvine

Honors and Awards

  • Orange County Physician of Excellence in Otolaryngology
    Orange County Medical Association
  • Distinguished Service Award
    CHOC Hospital, Orange, CA
  • Southern California “Superdoctor”
    Los Angeles Magazine

Professional Organizations

  • AIIMSONIANS of America; Alumni Association
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Association of Otolaryngologists of Indian Origin
  • Inter American Association of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
  • Orange County Medical Association
  • Orange County Society of Head and Neck Surgeons
  • Society for Airway Management
  • Society for Ear, Nose and Throat Advances in Children

Lectures and Presentations

  • Airway management in patients with Pierre Robin Sequence
    2009 Univ. of California-Irvine Otolaryngology Update, Irvine, CA
  • Management of Infantile Hemangiomas new management approaches
    12th Annual UC Irvine Otolaryngology Updates, Orange, CA.
  • Management Options in an Infant with Acute Respiratory Distress
    2010 Univ. of California-Irvine Otolaryngology Updates, Indian Wells, CA
  • Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    2011 Univ. of California-Irvine Otolaryngology Updates, Indian Wells, CA
  • Sleep Apnea in the Pediatric Age Group
    Grand Rounds. Department of Otolaryngology/Head and neck Surgery, Univ. of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA
  • Vascular Malformations
    Grand Rounds, Department of Plastic Surgery, Univ. of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA

Our ENT specialists commonly treat:


Dr. Gupreet Ahuja - tonsils
Tonsils and Adenoids: Dr. Ahuja

In this segment of American Health Journal, Dr. Gupreet Ahuja, physician at CHOC, describes the difference between tonsils and adenoids.

Health Topics

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Kids and Tonsils

Tonsils are removed less frequently than in the past, but removal may be necessary under specific circumstances, mainly difficulty breathing and infections.

Cute child is sleeping in bed
Kids and Snoring

When your child snores a condition called sleep apnea may be the reason. There are two types, central and obstructive. Obstructive is a greater concern.