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George L. Schiffman, MD
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George L. Schiffman, MD

(949) 364-3330
Primary Specialties
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonology
  • Sleep Medicine
Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group
  • Mission Hospital Affiliated Physicians
  • Additional Languages Spoken

Primary Office

26800 Crown Valley Parkway
Suite 205
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
(949) 364-3330
(949) 364-2886
Recommend this Physician
4.7 out of 5 (76 Ratings | 14 Comments)


*Dr. Schiffman always spends unrushed time with me.
Always informative - asks questions - shows concern.
The MISSION MG system for the tests that the doctor ordered was TERRIBLE; extreme confusion, multiple calls, referred me to my insurer -- all because they couldn't figure out how to get approval for an electro cardiogram and a CT scan at two diff. places in the hospital. It took me 3 hours and 5 phone calls. Unacceptable
Gave comments about recent study results affecting my diagnosis.
Very good car provider.
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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.


  • 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


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

Areas of Interest

Pulmonary Disease