Kris V. Iyer, M.D. graduated in Medicine and Surgery from University of
Bombay. Having completed residency in Internal Medicine and Neurology
in India he obtained a doctorate in Medicine. He then went to England
and trained further in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics.
Dr. Iyer moved to the U.S. in 1981, and trained in Internal Medicine at
East Tennessee State University and completed his Endocrinology fellowship
in 1986 at University of California, Irvine. He started his practice at
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Hospital soon after his fellowship
and since coming to Hoag, Dr. Iyer has been involved with patient improvement
activities as a member of the emergency room, cancer, medical executive,
and judicial review committees. He was the Chairman of the Department
of Medicine for two terms and served as Chief of Staff from 2001 to 2003.
Dr. Iyer, with the assistance of medical staff leadership, was involved
in the development of the Intensivists program, hospitalists program,
disclosure policy, and clinical and sentinel events policy. He chaired
the credentials committee before being elected to the hospital’s
Board of Directors where he served from 2005-2008. He served in the quality,
finance, facilities and building and strategic planning committees of
the Board of Directors. Dr. Iyer has attended many advanced training courses
and is a member of many professional associations. He is on the advisory
body and speakers’ bureau of drug and device manufacturers.
Dr.Iyer has been dedicated to improving diabetes care at Hoag for many
years. He was appointed as the Executive Medical Director for the Mary
& Dick Allen Diabetes Center in 2012 where he transformed diabetes
care and increased the available services. In Fall of 2013 Hoag announced
the establishment of the Dr. Kris V. Iyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Care
at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center. Naming this chair in Dr.
Iyer’s honor is a testament to his incredible success and outstanding
work with the Allen Diabetes Center. This Endowed Chair was made possible
by the vision and generosity of Mary and Dick Allen, the Hoag Family Foundation,
and Margaret and Tom Larkin.
In 2012, Dr. Iyer was instrumental in establishing Hoag Medical Group,
a multi-specialty physician group which is comprised of more than 40 specialists
and sub-specialists. His leadership and expertise helped shape this group
that is focused on patient-centric care in the areas of internal medicine,
family medicine, pediatrics, geriatrics, sports medicine, endocrinology,
genetics, diabetes, rheumatology, HIV and addiction medicine.