George L. Schiffman, MD

4.9 out of 5 (55 Ratings)
Specialty
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine
Additional Language Spoken
English
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group
  • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
  • Providence
Address
Mission Heritage Mission Viejo - Sleep Medicine
26800 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 215
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Accepting New Patients

Primary Office

Address
Mission Heritage Mission Viejo - Sleep Medicine
26800 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 215
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Phone
(949) 364-1236

Secondary Office

Address
Mission Heritage Mission Viejo - Pulmonology
26800 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 205
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Phone
(949) 364-3330
Fax
(949) 364-2886

More Information

  • Meet The Doctor

    Specialties & Education

    Primary Specialties
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Pulmonology
    • Sleep Medicine
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Rush University- Rush Medical College
    • Internship
      University of California- Irvine Medical Center
    • Residency
      University of California- Irvine Medical Center
    • Fellowship
      Veterans Administration Medical Center - 1987
    Areas of Interest

    Pulmonary Disease

  • Biography

    Biography

    Biography

    Dr. Schiffman, originally from New York, graduated from Hobart College in 1976 with High Honors. Moving west to Chicago, initially to attend instrument building school, he attended Rush Medical College where he attained his Medical Doctorate degree. He was elected to the National Medical Honor Society, Alpha Omega Alpha. His Internal Medicine residency at University Of California, Irvine was completed in 1985. His Pulmonary/Critical Care fellowhip was completed in 1987 at the UCI/VA Long Beach. He has been affiliated with Mission Internal Medicine since 1987.

    He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine. He was instrumental in the formation of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Education Program (PREP) at Mission Hospital and has been the medical director since its inception. This program has been recognized by experts in the field as one of the best available for the management of chronic lung disease. He has played an active role in the Critical Care Director at Mission Hospital. Recently, he initiated the state of the art program of hypothermia after cardiac arrest to the Orange county community, a method a preserving neurologic function after this cardiac insult. In 2009, he was named to Orange Coast Magazine’s “Top Doctor” Award, the only adult pulmonary, critical care doctor to receive this recognition in that year.

    His interests include asthma, COPD, Pulmonary Rehabilition, critical care, and sleep medicine. He lives with his wife in Laguna Beach. In his spare time, enjoys spending time with family, playing guitar, exercise, and most notably, guitar building.

    Certifications
    American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty of Pulmonary, 1988 American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty Critical Care, Certified, November 1989 American Board of Internal Medicine, subspecialty Critical Care, recertified, November 1999, and 2009 American Board of Internal Medicine, Certified 1986 American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine, Certified 2010 National Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate, July 1983 Board of Medical Quality Assurance, State o
    Areas of Expertise
    Critical care, pulmonary rehabilitation
  • 26-Jan-2020
    I see the dr. 1 time a year following my CT scan. He goes over results, takes time to explain results, ECT. Very happy with *Dr. Shiffman.
    30-Nov-2019
    I always have good experiences with this doctor & his staff. He knows my history, discusses alternatives, & makes referrals. I trust him!
    25-Sep-2019
    Very pleased.
    18-Sep-2019
    I am always treated kindly & respectful from the office staff & dr. I would never think about changing d.'s. He is kind, patient & knowledgeable.
    29-Aug-2019
    Dr Schiffman has always provided excellent care, and listens to me and answers any questions I might have,. I feel we work very well as a team to take care of all my health needs.
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