We are pleased to announce that Dr. Maria Minon, CHOC vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer, has been selected by the UC Irvine Champions of Child Health as the UC Irvine Pediatric Residency Alumna of the Year. The award recognizes an alumnus who has made unique contributions to pediatrics in teaching, mentoring, scholarship, community service or clinical activity.
The award will be presented at the pediatric residency graduation on June 6.
A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Dr. Minon has served in her current role at CHOC since 1998. She is responsible for medical quality and patient safety, risk management and accreditation for the pediatric healthcare system, in addition to overseeing and facilitating the activities of the medical staff, psychology training program, graduate and continuing medical education programs, mental health and pediatric psychology services and operations for the CHOC Research Institute.
In addition, Dr. Minon currently chairs the Children & Families Commission of Orange County as well as the Board of Trustees for the Orange County Ronald McDonald House.
Dr. Minon received her medical degree at the University of California, Irvine. She conducted her post-graduate training at UC Irvine Medical Center and CHOC, where she was appointed chief resident. UC Irvine School of Medicine appointed her to a faculty position as associate clinical professor of pediatrics. Dr. Minon worked in private practice for general pediatrics and adolescent medicine from 1979 to 1998.
Congratulations, Dr. Minon, on your stellar contributions and dedication to CHOC and the children and families in our community!