Dr. Paul S. Lubinsky, Pediatric Critical Care

Dr. Paul S. Lubinsky, Pediatric Critical Care

  • Paul S Lubinsky MD
  • Office: 714-509-8620
  • Specialty: Critical Care
  • Board Certified: Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care

Internationally recognized for his leadership and expertise, Dr. Lubinsky brings extensive clinical knowledge and experience to his work at CHOC. He serves as associate medical director of the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at CHOC and as medical director of CHOC Specialists. Dr. Lubinsky specializes in pediatric critical care with expertise in the treatment of respiratory failure, traumatic brain injury and cardiac intensive care which keeps him in constant demand.

Dr. Lubinsky has been a passionate advocate of injury prevention in children and he has lobbied vigorously for community awareness and prevention of drowning. A tireless advocate for CHOC’s growth and innovation, Dr. Lubinsky has worked to expand the pediatric subspecialty base of physicians available to serve the needs of Orange County children, in the process regionalizing pediatric tertiary care at CHOC and training the next generation of pediatric critical care specialists.

Dr. Lubinsky opened the CHOC PICU at Mission Hospital and served on the board of Mission Hospital and as the first CHOC at Mission’s chief of staff. Dr. Lubinsky has served in the leadership of CHOC Specialists as a board member for more than 20 years and been directly involved in the group’s growth from 30 founding physicians to now more than 140 physicians.

Dr. Lubinsky is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric critical care medicine. Born in Zambia, he served his internship at Groote Schuur Hospital and the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Capetown, South Africa. He served as chief resident at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange followed by a pediatric critical care fellowship at CHOC under the mentoring of Dr. Nick Anas. Dr. Lubinsky is an associate clinical professor at UC Irvine.

He is consistently voted as one of Orange County’s Top Doctors by the Orange County Medical Association. With a passion for clinical excellence and focus on family-centered care, Dr. Lubinsky’s philosophy of care becomes clear. According to Dr. Lubinsky, When a child is admitted to the hospital, it can be just as scary for the parents as it is for the child. That’s why we treat the entire family with the greatest compassion and understanding. This philosophy is key to Dr. Lubinsky’s approach to medicine “ treating the entire family and involving parents in their children’s care.

Paul S Lubinsky MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange and CHOC Mission Hospital.


CHOC Hospital 
1201 W La Veta Ave
Orange, CA 92868
phone: (714) 509-8620
fax: (714) 509-4072

CHOC at Mission Hospital
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663

More About Dr. Lubinsky

Medical Director, CHOC Specialists
Associate Medical Director, PICU, CHOC Hospital
Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
UC Irvine School of Medicine

Assistant Clinical Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Medical School
University of Cape Town, South Africa

University of California, Irvine

Chief Residency
University of California, Irvine

Fellowship - Pediatric Critical Care
CHOC Hospital, Orange, California

Recognized as one of the "Best Doctors of Orange County"
Orange Coast Magazine, Multiple years

Physician of Excellence
Orange County Medical Association, Multiple years

American Academy of Pediatrics
Society of Critical Care Medicine
American College of Physician Executives
Contemporary Forums, Pediatric Stroke, Under-recognized and Under-treated, Oct 2010

Contemporary Forums, Respiratory failure, Oct 2010


Dr. Paul Lubinsky, If a Child Needs Critical Care
When a Child Needs Critical Care

Dr. Paul Lubinsky, pediatric critical care specialist, discusses what it means when your child is in the critical care unit, pediatric intensive care unit or neonatal intensive care unit.

How to prevent drowning
Drowning: Dr. Lubinsky and Michelle Lubahn

Dr. Paul Lubinsky and Michelle Lubahn share their insight into drowning, which is the second leading cause of unintentional related injury related deaths.

Dr. Paul Lubinsky speaks about kids and snoring
Snoring and Children: Dr. Lubinsky

Dr. Paul Lubinsky, Associate Director of the PICU at CHOC, speaks to the reasons why children snore & treatments that are available for snoring.

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Physician with ipad at bedside of young boy
Kids and PICS

Post Intensive Care Syndrome (PICS) encompasses the physical, cognitive and mental health issues affecting survivors of critical illness.