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Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn, MD

  • Pediatric Pulmonology
Additional Language Spoken
Thai, English
CHOC Children's Specialists - 1201 La Veta Ave.
1201 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
Accepting New Patients

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CHOC Children's Specialists - 1201 La Veta Ave.
1201 West La Veta Avenue
Orange, CA 92868
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(888) 770-2462
(855) 246-2329

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Pediatric Pulmonology
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Chulalongkorn University - 1991
    • Internship
      Jersey City Medical Center - 1996
    • Residency
      Jersey City Medical Center - 1998
    • Fellowship
      University of Irvine - 2001
    Areas of Interest

    Cystic Fibrosis

  • Biography


    Pornchai Tirakitsoontorn, M.D. is a Specialist in Pulmonology board certified in Pediatric Pulmonology and General Pediatrics. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn is an associate professor in the department of Pediatrics at UC Irvine.

    Dr. Tirakitsoontorn served his fellowship in Pediatric Pulmonology at UC Irvine/Miller Children’s Hospital, Long Beach, California. He served as Chief Resident in Pediatrics and completed his residency training program at Seton Hall University, Jersey City Medical Center, Jersey City, New Jersey. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn received his doctorate at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.

    Dr. Tirakitsoontorn 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. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn was the Director of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and attending physician at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Thailand.

    Dr. Tirakitsoontorn’s research activities focus on the effect of exercise on growth, and cardiopulmonary function in patients with cystic fibrosis. His mission is to utilize exercise to the furthest extent as a therapeutic tool in helping them achieve a better quality of life and a longer life expectancy. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn has published a number of original articles and abstracts in peer-reviewed journals.

    Dr. Tirakitsoontorn performs the following specialty procedures, flexible larngoscopy, bronchoscopy and bronchoalveolar, pulmonary function test and sleep study interpretation. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn’s clinical interests include asthma, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), chronic cough, cystic fibrosis, and neuromuscular lung disease. Dr. Tirakitsoontorn speaks fluent English and Thai.

    Dr. Tirakitsoontorn’s philosophy is to provide the best care possible to all his patients and watch them grow up healthy.