Dr. Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn
Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn, M.D. is a CHOC Specialist in Pulmonology board
certified in Pediatric Pulmonology and General Pediatrics. He is an associate
professor in the department of Pediatrics at UC Irvine. He served his
fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at UC Irvine/Miller Children’s
Hospital. He served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics and completed his
residency training program at Seton Hall University. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn
received his doctorate at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
He was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at David Geffen School of
Medicine at UCLA and Clinical Director of Pediatric Pulmonology Division
at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, and he was the Director of Pediatric
Pulmonary Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His philosophy is to
provide the best care possible to all his patients and watch them grow
Dr. Anchalee Yuengsrigul
Chief Pulmonologist at CHOC
Dr. Yuengsrigul is a pulmonologist who specializes in the treatment of
asthma, chronic lung disease, apnea and sleep related respiratory disorders.
She completed a pulmonology clinical and research fellowship at Rush-Presbyterian-St.
Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago and a pediatric pulmonology fellowship
at Miller Children’s Hospital through the University of California,
Irvine. She completed her pediatric residency training at the Ramathibodi
Hospital at Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand and at Rush-Presbyterian-St.
Luke’s Medical Center. Her medical training was completed at Mahidol
University in Bangkok, Thailand. She is board certified in pediatric pulmonology.
Dr. Chana I. Chin
Dr. Chin is board certified in pediatric pulmonology and she treats kids
and teens in Orange County.
Dr. Susan Gage
Dr. Susan Gage is a board certified pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Gage completed
her fellowship and training in pediatric pulmonary medicine at Stanford
Children's/LPCH at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Gage
residency in pediatric medicine was completed at the University of California,
Irvine, CA. Her research focus was in chronic lung disease of infancy
or bronchopulmonary dysplasia and she continues to have a special interest
in this area.
Dr. Hanna Hong
Dr. Hong is a pulmonologist is board certified in pediatrics, pediatric
pulmonology and sleep medicine and she treats kids and teens in Orange County.
Dr. Sunil P. Kamath
Dr. Sunil Kamath is board certified in pediatrics and specializes in pediatric
pulmonology. He treats children with conditions of chronic cough, asthma,
pneumonia, chronic lung disease of infancy, aerodigestive problems, airway
abnormalities, sleep disorders, ventilator dependent patients, and cystic
fibrosis. He attended medical school at Saint Louis University. He completed
his pediatric internship, residency and fellowship training in Pulmonology
at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is the Medical Director of
Respiratory, Pulmonary, and Blood Gas Services at CHOC Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Neal Nakra
As medical director of the CHOC pediatric sleep program, Dr. Neal Nakra
leads the team in performing sleep studies and analyzing data to further
the study of relationships between sleep and obesity, metabolic syndrome
and other pediatric conditions. Dr. Nakra graduated medical school from
the University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, Texas. He completed
his pediatrics residence at St. Vincent Hospital and Medical Center, New
York. He served his pulmonary disease fellowship at Yale University School
of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Nakra is triple board certified
in pediatrics, pulmonology and sleep medicine.
Cecile H. Itagaki RN, MN, CPNP
PEDIATRIC NURSE PRATICITIONER
Cecile H. Itagaki is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Children’s
Hospital of Orange County, Division of Pulmonary Medicine. "I have
practiced pulmonary medicine at Children's Hospital of Orange County
and at WHMC Subacute for over 20 years. My heart is always with children
which lead me to work with the Pediatric population. At WHMC, we strive
to give our patients exceptional care and to live out their best lives
despite being in a hospital setting."