Dr. Hira Ahmad, Pediatric General, Thoracic, and Colorectal Surgeon

Dr. Hira Ahmad, Pediatric General, Thoracic, and Colorectal Surgeon

  • Hira Ahmad MD
  • Appointments:
  • Office: 714-364-4050
  • Specialty: Pediatric Surgery
  • Board Certified: American Board of Surgery

Dr. Hira Ahmad is a distinguished board-certified pediatric general and thoracic surgeon renowned for her expertise in addressing congenital colorectal anomalies, notably Anorectal Malformations and Hirschsprung Disease. With a profound commitment to advancing pediatric surgical care, she also specializes in inflammatory bowel disease, neonatal congenital anomalies, and oncology, showcasing a particular proficiency in minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and robotic techniques.

Dr. Ahmad’s academic journey commenced at Creighton University School of Medicine, where she earned her medical degree. Following this, she pursued rigorous training, completing her general surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida, pediatric colorectal fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and General Pediatric surgery training at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Moreover, she dedicated two years to pediatric colorectal clinical and translational research at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, solidifying her comprehensive understanding of complex pediatric surgical cases.

With an unwavering dedication to academic excellence, Dr. Ahmad holds an esteemed academic appointment at UC Irvine, where she actively engages in clinical research endeavors. Her contributions have been instrumental in transforming pediatric colorectal surgical practices, evident through numerous presentations at both local and national meetings, resulting in influential publications that have significantly impacted clinical approaches. Furthermore, she collaborates with esteemed institutions to contribute valuable treatment data to a national database, facilitating collaborative efforts aimed at enhancing patient outcomes and refining treatment strategies for colorectal disorders.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Ahmad finds solace in the tranquility of the outdoors. An avid enthusiast of nature, she revels in activities such as half marathons, hiking, skiing, fishing, and maintaining an active lifestyle through regular exercise. Dr. Ahmad’s multifaceted approach to life reflects her unwavering commitment to excellence, both in her professional endeavors and personal pursuits.

Hira Ahmad MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange .


CHOC Specialists, Pediatric Surgery
505 S. Main Street, Suite 225
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-364-4050
fax: 714-364-4051


  • Medical School
    Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • Residency
    Cleveland Clinic Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • Fellowship
    Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Colorectal Surgery)
    Seattle Children’s Hospital (Pediatric Surgery)