Dr. Wehbi has published numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and given presentations at national and international meetings.
In Canada, Dr. Wehbi helped perform the first laparoendoscopic single site (scarless) urologic surgeries for children.
Dr. Wehbi has conducted novel clinical research that has won several awards. He's also been invited to lecture at other residency training programs.
Meet Elias Wehbi, MD, MS, FRCSC HS Assistant Clinical Professor of Urology
As a physician with UCI Pediatric Urology, Dr. Wehbi operates closely with the Children’s Hospital of Orange County, ensuring that patients have a dedicated pediatric team across all specialties and disciplines.
Dr. Elias Wehbi is a pediatric urologist and an HS Assistant Clinical Professor. He has been with the UCI Urology team in Orange County, CA since July 2013, after completing fellowship training in pediatric urology.
Dr. Wehbi’s interests include urologic malignancies and genitourinary tumors, renal transplantation, complex reconstruction surgery, and minimally invasive treatment methods. While he was in Canada, Dr. Wehbi helped perform the first laparoendoscopic single site urologic surgeries for children. He has gone on to publish several publications in peer-reviewed journals and has given presentations and both national and international meetings.
Dr. Wehbi has an interest in international health as well, and has completed more than a dozen medical missions to Central America. This service has been recognized with patient care and humanitarian awards. Additionally, Dr. Wehbi speaks Arabic, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.
Dr. Wehbi and the team at CHOC recognize that the medical needs of a child are very different from the medical needs of an adult. The team works closely with other specialists in order to provide personalized and dedicated care for children and their families. Nationally-recognized CHOC is the only dedicated center with fellowship-trained pediatric specialists in Orange County. The care team provides diagnosis, treatment, and surgical intervention and follow-up all under one roof. The ultimate goal is to preserve a patient’s precious childhood years, regardless of the health issue.
CHOC is ranked among the best pediatric urology hospitals according to U.S. News and World Report. The hospital has an unwavering commitment to offering the latest treatments in a family-centered environment. With CHOC’s close ties to the UCI urology department, state-of-the-art research and advanced teaching methods are made available. The team at CHOC is comprised of the brightest minds from around the world.
Dr. Wehbi received his Royal College certification and medical doctorate at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. His fellowship training in pediatric urology took place at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and he completed his residency training in urology at the University Health Network in Canada. He is continuing his education by actively pursuing a Master’s degree in Biomedical and Translational Science at the University of California, Irvine.
Dr. Wehbi is an Amgen Canada Fellows Alliance 2012 AUA Winner and previously received the Patrick Hardy Award Department of Surgery Award for Excellence in Patient Care.
Additionally, Dr. Wehbi belongs to the following professional organizations:
- American Association of Pediatricians
- American Urological Association
- Canadian Medical Association
- Canadian Medical Protective Association
- Canadian Urological Association
- Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
- Society of Pediatric Urology
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"I couldn't be more happy with CHOC's Urology dept. My son had his first appointment two months ago. He went in to see Dr. Wehbi. Dr. Wehbi was great! He was kind and very informative.…
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