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About St. Joseph Health

SJH provides a full range of care facilities including 16 acute care hospitals, home health agencies, hospice care, outpatient services, skilled nursing facilities, community clinics and physician groups. All of our hospital and home health entities are accredited by the Joint Commission. In our award-winning facilities, SJH maintains a "continuum of care," matched to the diverse needs of the urban centers, smaller cities and rural communities who depend on us every day.

John German, MD

  • Pediatric General Surgery
Additional Language Spoken
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Hoag Affiliated Physicians
  • Providence
  • St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians
Pediatric Surgical Associates
396 South Main Street
Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Pediatric Surgical Associates
396 South Main Street
Suite 200
Orange, CA 92868
Get Directions
(714) 361-4480
(714) 361-4490
Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Pediatric General Surgery
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      University of California Irvine College of Medicine - 1967
    • Internship
      Orange County Medical Center - 1968
    • Residency
      UCI Medical Center - 1972
  • Biography


    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.