DR. German

Pediatric Surgeons Orange County CA | Pediatric Surgical Associates

For more than 35 years, Dr. German has taken a leadership role in shaping pediatric surgery in Orange County. He received his medical training at the University of California, Irvine, and returned as an assistant professor in 1975. He helped develop neonatal ECMO support and NEC care by developing staging criteria for surgery.

In 1982, Dr. German participated in the CHOC ECMO program. He began pioneering minimally invasive surgeries at CHOC in 1994.In full-time practice since 1982, Dr. German has served on multiple committees of national societies, including the American Pediatric Surgery Association. He served on the board of governors for the American College of Surgeons for six years.

Additionally, he has been active in the Southern California Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, where he has held every position including president.


Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Hospital for Sick Children (London, England)
USC Medical Center (Los Angeles, CA)
Fellowships: Pediatric Surgery

University of California (Irvine, CA)
Orange County Medical Center (Orange, CA)
Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital (Long Beach, CA)
St. Joseph’s Hospital (Orange, CA)
Children’s Hospital of Orange County (Orange, CA)
Residency: General Surgery

Orange County Medical Center
Rotating – Internship

University of California (Irvine, CA)
Medical School University of California (Los Angeles, CA)

Board Certifications:

American Board of Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, 1975, 1982, 1993
American Board of Surgery, Critical Care, 1987
American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 1973


British Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Fellow American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow American College of Surgeons
Member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA)
Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Pacific Coast Surgical Association