George L. Schiffman, MD

Accepting New Patients
Offers Video Visits
26800 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 205
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
2253.3 miles away
Medical Groups & Affiliations
This provider is part of the larger Providence network and you may be able to access providers, hospitals, and services with the following groups:
  • Mission Heritage Medical Group and Affiliated Physicians
  • St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and Affiliated Physicians
  • St. Jude Heritage Medical Group and Affiliated Physicians
Speaks: English
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Mission Heritage Mission Viejo - Pulmonology

26800 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 205, Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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About George L. Schiffman

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 Rehabilitation, 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

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Sleep Medicine
Mission Heritage Mission Viejo - Pulmonology
26800 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 205
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Mission Heritage Mission Viejo - Sleep Medicine
26800 Crown Valley Parkway, Suite 215
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Medical Groups & Affiliations
Mission Heritage Medical Group

Affiliated Locations
Providence St. Joseph Hospital - Orange
Providence Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo
Providence Mission Hospital - Laguna Beach

Clinical Interests

  • Airway Disorders
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Airway Scarring
  • Allergic Aspergillosis
  • Allergic Pneumonitis
  • Allergic Wheezing
  • Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
  • Asbestos Lung
  • Aspiration Pneumonitis
  • Asthma
  • Atelectasis
  • Autoimmune Pleuritis
  • Bilevel Positive Airway Pressure
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis Obliterans Organizing Pneumonia
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Cough
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Chronic Respiratory Failure
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
  • Diaphragmatic Disorders
  • Drug Induced Pulmonary Disease
  • Dyspnea On Exertion
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Exercise Intolerance
  • Hemoptysis
  • Hepatic Hydrothorax
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypercarbia
  • Hypoventilation Syndrome
  • Hypoxia
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Laryngotracheitis
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer Screening
  • Lung Disease
  • Lung Infiltrate
  • Lung Mass
  • Maternal Respiratory Disease
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Occupational Lung Injury
  • Occupational Respiratory Disease
  • Pertussis
  • Pleural Diseases
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pleural Fibrosis
  • Pleural Thickening
  • Pleural Tuberculosis
  • Pleurisy
  • Pleuritic Pain
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis
  • Post Infectious Cough
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Bullae
  • Pulmonary Clearance For Surgery
  • Pulmonary Complications Of Neurological Diseases
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis
  • Pulmonary Function Tests
  • Pulmonary Granuloma
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Infections
  • Pulmonary Nodule
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Sarcoidosis
  • Pulmonary Stent Placement
  • Pulmonary Therapy
  • Radiation Pneumonitis
  • Reactive Airway Disease
  • Recurrent Lung Infections
  • Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Rheumatoid Lung
  • Rigid Bronchoscopy
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness Of Breath (Sob)
  • Silicosis
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoker Cough
  • Spirometry
  • Stridor
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tobacco Related Diseases
  • Tracheal Mass
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheobronchitis
  • Tuberculosis (Tb)
  • Ventilator Management
  • Virtual Care
  • Wheezing