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Endowed Chair Induction Ceremony

Dr. David T. Ahn

On Thursday, June 6th, Hoag Hospital Foundation hosted an Induction Ceremony celebrating the appointment of David T. Ahn, M.D., as the Dr. Kris V. Iyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Care at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center.

The appointment of the Endowed Chair underscores Hoag’s innovative spirit and is a testament to the vision of our donor partners. Endowed Chairs are a hallmark of great institutions and are one of the most prestigious honors that can be bestowed on a physician. They provide an important source of sustainable funding for physician leaders to advance their specialties.

“It is truly an honor to hold the Dr. Kris V. Iyer Endowed Chair in Diabetes Care at the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center,” said Dr. Ahn. “With it comes the flexibility and support to pursue innovative projects within diabetes care while also providing the infrastructure to build additional community and research programs.”

Dr. Ahn, an endocrinologist specializing in diabetes and metabolism, is the program director of the Mary & Dick Allen Diabetes Center. Prior to Hoag, he served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA Medical Center. He’s 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.

“We are honored to recognize Dr. Ahn as the newest Endowed Chair holder at Hoag,” said Flynn A. Andrizzi, Ph.D., president of Hoag Hospital Foundation. “Through the extraordinary generosity of our donor community, we are not only fulfilling on Hoag’s promise to provide residents in our community with world-class health care, but also enhancing Hoag’s reputation and enabling us to recruit other esteemed physicians.”

Hoag has Endowed Chairs across several specialties including aortic care, cancer, cardiac care, memory loss and cognitive impairment, neurosciences, cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal disease, diabetes, breast care and women’s health services. For more information on Endowed Chairs at Hoag, visit www.HoagPromise.org or call Hoag Hospital Foundation at (949) 764-7217.




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