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Remembering Dr. Nick Anas

With deep sadness, we share news of the passing of Dr. Nick Anas,
senior vice president and physician-in-chief, CHOC Children’s.

A nationally recognized expert, Dr. Anas was board-certified in both pediatric critical care and pediatric pulmonary medicine. In addition to serving as principal investigator on several clinical research projects, he authored numerous articles in prestigious medical journals and pediatric critical care textbooks.

Dr. Anas joined CHOC’s medical staff in 1984 and was appointed medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit in 1991. A year later, he launched the CHOC-Harbor UCLA Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program, playing a key role in training future generations of pediatric specialists.

Throughout his decades-long service to CHOC’s mission, Dr. Anas expanded numerous programs and services to meet the needs of children and families in the community. He recruited some of the nation’s leading pediatric experts to CHOC, propelling us towards our vision to be a leading destination for children’s health. Dr. Anas fostered numerous collaborations with hospital partners to advance pediatric treatments, research and education. His work outside of CHOC was equally impressive and guided by his devotion to securing the brightest futures for children and their families.

Dr. Anas leaves an inspiring legacy. Thousands of young lives, across multiple generations, have forever been changed for the better because of him. We honor Dr. Anas by continuing his great work and commitment to excellence.


Help Us Honor Dr. Anas

During his decades-long service to CHOC, Dr. Anas improved the lives of thousands of children and families, across multiple generations. In addition to being a compassionate and skilled provider, he was a respected colleague, admired mentor and enthusiastic advocate for the health and well-being of children.

Thank you for helping us celebrate a truly remarkable individual.

If you would like to make a donation in Dr. Anas’ memory, please see the following options.

Donate by mail
CHOC Children’s Foundation
1201 West La Veta, Orange, CA 92868

Checks made out to CHOC Foundation
Please reference “In memory of Dr. Anas” in the memo line or on an attached note.

Donate by Phone
To speak to a CHOC Foundation representative and make a donation by phone, please call 714-509-8690.

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