Dr. Maria E. Minon retired in March 2020 as CHOC Children’s senior vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer. She began her career at CHOC in 1998 as vice president of medical affairs. Dr. Minon worked to facilitate and oversee the activities of the medical staff; medical quality and patient safety, including risk management and regulatory affairs; pediatric psychology; pediatric mental health; medical directors; and operations for the clinical and basic science research departments. The Thompson Autism Center at CHOC Children’s opened in January 2020 under Dr. Minon’s leadership.
Dr. Minon currently serves on the Board of Directors for CHOC Children’s Hospital Orange and Mission Viejo and the Board of Trustees at Orange County Ronald McDonald House, including service as board chair from 2013 to 2015. She is also a member of the Dean Leadership Councils for the UCI School of Biological Sciences and the Chapman Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. She previously served on the California Medical Association Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, Nominating Committee and House of Delegates and has served as president of the California Chapter IV of the American Academy of Pediatrics.