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David A. Sacks, MD

Associate Investigator




Dr. David A. Sacks is an associate investigator with the Department of Research & Evaluation. He is also a clinical professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at  Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Working with a team of investigators from both within and outside of Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Dr. Sacks performs research on diabetes in pregnancy, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and weight gain during pregnancy.

Most of Dr. Sacks’ clinical research concentrates on diabetes in pregnancy. As a principal investigator on nearly all of his studies as well as a field PI for the Hyperglycemia and Adverse Pregnancy Outcome Study, Dr. Sacks has honed his skills in the investigation of questions related to the care of women with diabetes.

Areas of Focus

  • Diabetes and pregnancy


Fellowship, Perinatal Biology
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Residency, Obstetrics-Gynecology
University of California, Davis
Davis, California
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Honors and Awards

Purdue Frederick Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
Physician's Exceptional Contribution Award, Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Outstanding Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Norbert Freinkel Award Lecture, American Diabetes Association
Distinguished Achievement Award, Diabetes in Pregnancy Study Group of North America