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Dr. Steven Abelowitz, M.D. FAAP

Dr. Steven Abelowitz, M.D. FAAP, is board certified in pediatric medicine and has been practicing for over 20 years. Dr. Abelowitz serves as Medical Director of Coastal Kids pediatric medical group. 

Dr. Abelowitz completed his pediatric internship and residency at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center, where he received multiple commendations and was awarded “Resident of the Year”. He received his medical degree at the Hebrew University, Hadassah Medical School, graduating at the top of his class. After establishing Newport Children’s Medical Group and serving as Medical Director for three years, Dr. Abelowitz founded Coastal Kids, Orange County’s premier pediatric medical group.

As Medical Director of Coastal Kids, Dr. Abelowitz was voted one of the “Top Doctors Across America” by his peers and was the first pediatrician to be voted “Doctor of the Month” by the staff at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. He was nominated multiple times as chair of the pediatric department at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian and served as physician liaison to the newborn nursery. Dr. Abelowitz is an acknowledged expert on pediatric healthcare and medicine, primary children’s healthcare, preventative care, nutrition, growth, and development. He has served as Area Representative for the American Academy of Pediatrics and has received “Top Doctor Award for Physicians of Excellence” by the Orange County Medical Association (OCMA) for the past several years, as seen in Orange Coast Magazine.

Dr. Abelowitz has shared his expertise with nationally recognized parenting and family health publications and was featured as a pediatric expert on KABC-TV, consumer report, MSNBC the Dr. Nancy show, KCBS-TV, and KCAL-TV. He has acted as an “Ask the doctors” columnist for the Orange County Register. He is fluent in Afrikaans and Hebrew and speaks medical Spanish. Dr. Abelowitz enjoys spending time with his family. His hobbies include theater, tennis, triathlons and working out.


  • 2019 and 2023 Orange Coast Magazine Top Doctors
  • 2018 and 2023 Southern California Super Doctors List Recipient
  • 2016 Expert Network Distinguished Doctor Designation
  • 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Physician of Excellence from the Orange County Medical Association, Orange County Register and Coast Magazine
  • 2012, 2013 & 2014 Castle Connolly Top Doctors®
  • 2012 Patients Choice Honoree for Quality of Care


ADD/ADHD, pediatric healthcare and medicine, primary children’s healthcare, preventative care, nutrition, growth, and development

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Abelowitz:

  • NEWPORT BEACH: (949) 759-1720
  • LAGUNA NIGUEL: (949) 448-8821
  • LADERA RANCH: (949) 347-7200
  • IRVINE: (949) 387-4900
  • LAGUNA HILLS: (949) 951-1376

Dr Abelowitz is truly an amazing doctor and thought-leader in pediatrics! I interviewed many pediatricians before deciding on Coastal Kids and no one impressed me more than Dr. Abelowitz. I believe he is the smartest, most compassionate, well-networked doctor in all of Orange County and he always gives you plenty of time and never makes me feel rushed. Dr Abelowitz has also referred us to many other specialties and all of his recommendations have been top notch. He truly cares about all of his patients and goes above and beyond for everyone!  He has built this incredible, innovative, top of the line pediatric medical group with multiple locations throughout Orange County. In addition to this Newport Beach location, I have visited the Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Irvine and Laguna Woods locations and all have been excellent to the same high standard! The best thing is that if your primary pediatrician isn’t available you can see another just as good pediatrician or PA. We really are also fond of his nurse Michelle, Dr. Laura Gordon, Dr. Elizabeth O’Connell and the NP Lesli Juncaj.


Dr. Abelowitz is truly the best pediatrician one could hope for! He is thoughtful and thorough. I couldn’t believe one visit in which he remembered every detail of my kid’s medical history and my delivery that I had shared with him years prior. I believe that his attention to detail is one of his greatest strengths, and this has been a theme over the years with every visit I have made. Dr. Abelowitz is always very charming and patient, but most importantly his professionalism and years of experience always come through and leave me feeling like everything has been considered and my children are getting the absolute best care and diagnosis. Lastly, Dr. Abelowitz’s office is beautiful and kid-friendly, and the girls that work in the front office have consistently gone above and beyond to accommodate my kids and I, in even the most stressful of situations. I love Coastal Kids!! Highly recommended for anyone looking for the best of the best in Orange County!

N.B., 5 Stars, Yelp

I must take this opportunity to thank Dr. Abelowitz for being such an amazing Doctor. Dr. Abelowitz has taken care of our child since he was born extremely prematurely (our son is now a teenager). Dr. Abelowitz is not only a top-notch physician, but he is also a truly caring human being.  He goes beyond the call of duty to make sure our son is getting the best treatment and care…When our son had a medical emergency while we were out of state, Dr. Abelowitz made sure to communicate personally with the other doctors, and stayed in communication with us as well. There aren’t enough words to express our appreciation and gratitude to Dr. Abelowitz. We trust him completely with our son’s medical care and can think of no higher compliment we can give than this…  Our gratitude and appreciation to Angela and the rest of Dr. Abelowitz’ team as well.

C.L., 5 Stars, Newport Beach

Best pediatrician ever!! We started out with a different doctor at another practice (and it was the worst experience I’ve ever had with my daughter), but I’m so glad that we found Dr. Abelowitz after!! He was kind and caring, obviously loves kids, and put my daughter at ease instantly. He seems very knowledgeable and helps calm your nerves (or at least he did for me because I’m a first-time parent), and he has national awards and all that, too. I wish the solid foods feeding instructions he gives out would have been better (more instructive and look nicer) but that’s really the only complaint I could think of haha. Beautiful office and friendly nurses, and we never had to wait too long.

C.L., 5 Stars, Newport Beach

I first met Dr. Abelowitz at Hoag Hospital when he was the first pediatrician to examine my daughter after she was born. I recognized him immediately from the research I had done while looking for a pediatrician, he had an impressive resume. During our initial visit, his sincerity and thoroughness put me at ease, but we had lived too far from Newport Beach to choose him as our permanent pediatrician. A year later, I was glad to see him again when Coastal Kids partnered with our pediatrician in Laguna Hills. I have taken my daughter to Dr. Abelowitz twice for her wellness visits and I am grateful for the way he listens and responds, without making me feel like I am fretful (I am). He is also very patient and kind to my daughter.  The operational improvements in the office have made my experience “5-Star” and I would recommend Dr. Abelowitz to anyone who asks.

T.F., 5 Stars, Mission Viejo