Dr. Margaret van Blerk, MPH, Pediatrics

Dr. van Blerk served as a Commander in the U.S. Navy, practicing at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego and overseeing the Pediatric Inpatient Division. During her military career, she had established and coordinated a clinic dedicated to promote healthy choices in obese children. She also established an asthma education course for patients and families. She has also served as an onboard pediatrician in the air transport of critically ill newborns and pediatric patients, and was the Education Coordinator for the Naval Center’s Pediatric Transport Team. During Dr. van Blerk’s residency, she was voted “Most Compassionate Resident of the Year”.


Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates
1300 Avenida Vista Hermosa, Suite 200
San Clemente, CA 92673
phone: 949-429-7700
fax: 949-429-7704

Southern Orange County Pediatric Associates
777 Corporate Drive, Suite 250
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694
phone: 949-388-1798
fax: 949-388-6495


  • Medical School
    Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
  • Internship
    Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA
  • Residency
    Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, Naval Medical Center, San Diego, CA

  • Margaret van Blerk MD, MPH
    • Appointments:
    • Specialty: Pediatrics
    • Board Certified: Pediatrics
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital