Accepting New Patients

Richard Gates, MD

  • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Spanish, English
Primary Address | Office Details
CHOC Children's Specialists - Main St
505 South Main Street
Suite 600

Orange, CA 92868

Phone: (714) 509-3939

Fax: (855) 246-2329

Secondary Address | Office Details
CHOC Children's Specialists - 1201 La Veta Ave.

1201 West La Veta Avenue

Orange, CA 92868

Phone: (888) 770-2462

Fax: (855) 246-2329

Medical Groups & Affiliations
  • Providence Affiliated Physicians, St. Joseph
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  • Meet The Provider
    With over 20 years of experience, Dr Gates serves as director of cardiothoracic surgery at the CHOC Heart Institute. Working in partnership with CHOC leadership, surgeons and anesthesiologists, Dr. Gates has helped create and maintain a world-class pediatric peri-operative program. He works in collaboration with UC Irvine, with whom CHOC is affiliated, to promote research and education in the program. He’s dedicated to supporting CHOC’s position as a best place to practice for physicians and staff, and a best place to receive care for patients and their families. Dedicated to clinical excellence, Dr. Gates is board certified in thoracic and cardiac surgery and congenital cardiac surgery. Prior to joining CHOC, Dr. Gates attended medical school at Yale University School of Medicine. He served his residency training in general surgery at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York and his residency training in cardiothoracic surgery at UCLA Medical Center. He completed his fellowship in congenital heart surgery/transplant at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Gates speaks fluent Spanish. Dr. Gates is the Co-Medical Director of the Heart Institute. Read More
    Primary Specialties
    Primary Specialties
    • Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Other Specialties
    Other Specialties
    • Thoracic Surgery
    Associations Awards
    2016, 2018 Physicians of Excellence, OCMA
    Areas of Interest
    Areas of Interest
    Surgery, Thoracic
    Education & Training
    • Medical School
      Yale University - 1986
    • Internship
      Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center - 1991
    • Residency
      UCLA - 1994
    • Fellowship
      UCLA - 1995
  • Insurance Accepted

    Insurance Accepted

    • Insurance Plan

    • Aetna HMO
    • Anthem Blue Cross HMO
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO
    • Blue Shield of CA HMO – Trio
    • Cigna HMO
    • Health Net HMO
    • United Healthcare HMO

CHOC Children's Specialists - Main St

  • Secondary Location

CHOC Children's Specialists - 1201 La Veta Ave.