Well regarded for her specialty in pediatric medicine, Dr. Christine Wang Kornu always desired to work with children and their families. Initially interested in childhood development and biology, she attended Stanford University and received a Howard Hughes research fellowship in 1995. Graduating with honors from Stanford in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science in biological sciences, she subsequently matriculated in the Vanderbilt University Medical School. Dr. Kornu earned a Doctor of Medicine in 2000 and, thereafter, completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles in 2003.
At the inception of her career in 2003, Dr. Kornu served the department of pediatrics at the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas as clinical faculty and Physicians for Children in Dallas in their pediatrics group for two years. Thereafter, she joined Kaiser Permanente as a per diem physician in their pediatric after-hours clinic and was a lead physician in the department of pediatrics at the Comprehensive Health Center in San Diego between 2006 and 2008. For the subsequent five years, Dr. Kornu was a doctor in the pediatrics group at the Newport Children’s Medical Group in Newport Beach, California, before joining her present role. Since 2013, she has excelled as a medical doctor for Coastal Kids, located in Irvine, California.
Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics with licenses to practice medicine in Texas and California, Dr. Kornu has also lent her time civically to her community. Since 2022, she has served as the vice president of philanthropy in the Rancho Irvine chapter of the National Charity League, having previously served the League as the philanthropy calendar coordinator from 2021 to 2022, the Make-A-Wish philanthropy liaison from 2019 to 2021, and the assistant vice president of Ticktockers from 2019 to 2020. She has also been an assistant troop leader, troop cookie coordinator and Gold Award advisor with the Girl Scouts of Orange County.
Dr. Kornu is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and has received a myriad of accolades over the course of her career. In 2015, she earned the Doctor of the Month award from the baby unit at Hoag Hospital, having previously received the American Bureau for Medical Advancement in China Clerkship Award in 1999 and the Young Investigator’s Award from the National Perinatal Association in 1997, among others. Among the many highlights of her career, however, she is especially proud of building strong relationships with the children and families with whom she works. Looking forward, Dr. Kornu intends to continue serving Coastal Kids and enter a leadership role.