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David A Hicks, MD




Board Certified:
Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Research Focus:
Cystic fibrosis medications and treatments

Dr. Hicks is on staff at CHOC Children's Hospital & CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital

CHOC Children's Clinic
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Building: CHOC Clinic
Orange, CA 92868
phone: 888-770-2462
fax: 855-246-2329
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Physician / Researcher Bio

Medical Director of the CHOC Cystic Fibrosis Center, David Hicks, M.D. is also Medical Director of Neonatalogy at Irvine Medical Center and Medical Director of HealthBridge Childrens Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Hicks specializes in treating and managing the full spectrum of related disorders. Dr. Hicks served his fellowship and residency at UCI Medical Center and Childrens Hospital of Orange County, both in Orange. He completed his internship at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City. Dr. Hicks is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. He is board certified in three areas of pediatric medicine: pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology and neonatology.

Administrative Appointments

  • Neonatology, CHOC Children's Specialists
  • Co-Director, Cystic Fibrosis Care, Teaching and Resource Center, CHOC Children's


  • Fellowship
    UCI Medical Center and Children's Hospital of Orange County, both in Orange
  • Residency
    UCI Medical Center and Childrens Hospital of Orange County, both in Orange
  • Internship
    Metropolitan Hospital in New York City
  • Medical School
    University of California, Irvine College of Medicine


Dr. Hicks is dedicated to caring for newborns and older children with chronic lung diseases. He is particularly committed to caring for patients with cystic fibrosis and asthma. To that end, he is currently involved in multicenter trials of cystic fibrosis medications and treatments. Many of these trials are in association with the national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Throughout his career, Dr., Hicks has coauthored numerous publications and presentations on chronic lung diseases. He has published in journals including the Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, and Topics of Emergency Medicine.

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    American Board of Pediatrics
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

  • Named "Physician of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association, 2010 & 2012.

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

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CHOC Children's is affiliated with the UC Irvine School of Medicine