Dr. David Ahn Named Program Director of Hoag's Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 10, 2018 — Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian announced David Ahn, M.D., as the program director of the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center at Hoag. In his new role, Dr. Ahn will participate in research and provide clinical oversight in outpatient and inpatient environments, as well as other programmatic opportunities.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. David Ahn to the Hoag team,” said Kris Iyer, M.D., senior vice president, chief administrative officer, HMTS. “His passion for patient care will significantly contribute to our mission of making a positive difference in the lives of people living with diabetes and those at risk for diabetes.”

Dr. Ahn, an endocrinologist specializing in diabetes and metabolism, most recently served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA Medical Center. Born and raised in Southern California, Dr. Ahn received both his undergraduate and medical school training at UC San Diego. After completing an internal medicine residency at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, he returned to UC San Diego to complete his fellowship in Endocrinology. Dr. Ahn is a renowned expert in the field and is passionate about utilizing medical technology and mobile devices to empower and improve the health and wellness of people living with diabetes and other chronic conditions.

In addition to welcoming Dr. Ahn, the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center has also expanded into Irvine with a second location at Hoag Health Center Irvine – Woodbridge (4870 Barranca Parkway). Offering clinical, educational and support services designed to meet the needs of the community, the Irvine location currently features innovative and customized programs like the Ueberroth Program for Women with Diabetes (Sweet Success) to help prevent and manage gestational diabetes during pregnancy, the “Healthy Lifestyle Program,” a team-based weight management program that integrates personalized nutrition, exercise and behavioral change plans for people with prediabetes, and Type 1 / Type 2 Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support.

For more information regarding services at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center, please call 949-764-8065 or visit www.hoag.org/diabetes.


Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 30,000 inpatients and 425,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals – Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which opened in 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010 – in addition to eight health centers and eleven urgent care centers. Hoag is a designated Magnet® hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute, which consists of an orthopedic hospital and two ambulatory surgical centers. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the 2017 – 2018 U.S. News & World Report, andBecker’s Healthcare named Hoag as one of the 2018 “100 Great Hospitals in America” – a designation Hoag has received five times. For an unprecedented 22 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.

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