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George L. Schiffman M.D.

George L. Schiffman M.D.

(949) 364-3330
Primary Specialties
  • Pulmonary Disease Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Affiliations
    Mission Heritage Medical Group
    Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
    Languages Spoken
    Primary Office
    26800 Crown Valley Pkwy #205
    Mission Viejo, CA 92691
    (949) 364-2886
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    Experience & Education

    Other Specialties/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
    Medical School:
    Rush University, Rush Medical College

    University of California, Irvine Medical Center

    University of California, Irvine Medical Center

    Veterans Administration Medical Center, Long Beach 1987
    Areas of Expertise
    Critical care, pulmonary rehabilitation

    Physician Bio

    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.

    Areas of Interest

    Pulmonary Disease

    Internal Medicine

    Critical Care

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