Kris V. Iyer, M.D., graduated with a degree in Medicine and Surgery from
University of Bombay. Having completed his 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, Diabetes 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, as well as
transformed the care of patients with hyperglycemia in hospitalized patients
at Hoag. 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
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 improved 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 multispecialty 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.