Dr. Sameer S. Pathare, Medical Director, Pediatric Hospitalist, CHOC Specialists

Dr. Sameer S. Pathare, Medical Director, Pediatric Hospitalist, CHOC Specialists

  • Sameer S Pathare MD
  • Office: 714-509-8826
  • Specialties: Hospitalist – Pediatrics, Pediatrics
  • Board Certified: Pediatrics
  • Additional Languages: Medical Spanish

Dr. Pathare is a hospitalist at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, California. He is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric hospital medicine.

Dr. Pathare attended medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin and completed his internship, residency and chief residency at CHOC Hospital in Orange. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine. He has a particular interest in infectious disease and has published in Pediatric Hospital Medicine textbooks, Hospital Pediatrics and Pediatrics in Review journals. His philosophy of care is to provide a wide scope of pediatric hospitalist care for the children at CHOC, and he cherishes the opportunity to teach the next generation of medical students and residents.

Dr. Pathare is an associate clinical professor of Pediatrics at Dartmouth Medical School and University of California, Irvine. He received the CHOC Teacher of the Year award in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2013; the UCI Outstanding Faculty teaching award in 2013 and 2016; and the UCI School of Medicine medical student teaching award in 2015 and 2018. He has been an Orange County Physician of Excellence since 2009.

Sameer S Pathare MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange and CHOC Mission Hospital.


CHOC Hospital
1201 W La Veta
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 714-509-8826
fax: 714-509-4169


  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
  • Pediatrics Residency
    CHOC Hospital, Orange, CA
  • Pediatric Chief Residency
    CHOC Hospital, Orange, CA

Administrative Appointments

  • Pediatric Subspecialty Faculty (PSF)
    Board of Directors & Vice President of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Hospitalist
    CHOC Specialists
  • Hospitalist Division Chief

Honors and Awards

  • Patient and Family Centered Care Achievement Award
    Multiple years
  • Physician of Excellence
    OCMA, Multiple years

Lectures and Presentations

  • Adenovirus vs. Kawasaki Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Chorea and Anti-phospholipid Ab syndrome
  • Dehydration
  • Dextrocardia, Situs inversus, Asplenia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Foreign Body Obstruction
  • Fanconi’s Syndrome
  • Intussusception
  • Meckel’s Diverticulum
  • Mid-Aortic Syndrome
  • Bacteremia and pyomyositis
  • Necrotizing Fasciitis
  • Necrotizing Pneumonia
  • Neonate with Congestive Heart Failure
  • Nephrotic syndrome and pericardial effusion
  • Omphalitis
  • Orbital Abscess
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Peritonsillar Abscess and EBV
  • Pyelonephritis
  • Presentation of Acute leukemia
  • Rattlesnake envenomation
  • Rectal bleeding
  • RSV with VSD and malrotation
  • Severe Pediatric Infections
  • The Acute Febrile Infant
  • Toxic Shock Syndrome
  • Typhus
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Moyamoya
  • GBS Meningitis
  • Septic Joint
  • Pott’s puffy tumor
  • Salmonella
  • Uterine didelphys
  • Coccidioides meningitis
  • Hypertension
  • Hirschsprung’s
  • Long QT syndrome
  • Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Ruptured Appy
  • Schwachman-Diamond
  • Ganglioneuroma

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Orange County Medical Association