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Dennis Hwang, MD

Clinician Investigator

Sleep and Pulmonary Medicine

San Bernardino County


Dr. Dennis Hwang is a sleep and pulmonary medicine physician and medical director of the Kaiser Permanente Fontana Sleep Disorders Center. He is also the regional co-chair for sleep medicine for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. He began his 2-year appointment in the Southern California Permanente Medical Group Clinician Investigator Program in 2019.

Dr. Hwang’s research in the program applies machine learning to predict patient adherence to PAP (positive airway pressure) therapy and the timing of non-adherence in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea. His goal is to implement predictive algorithms as clinical decision support tools for clinicians inside and outside of Kaiser Permanente to improve clinical care and personalize care decisions for individual patients.

Areas of Focus

  • Health care delivery innovation
  • Development of big data and machine learning tools
  • Automation and population health management innovation
  • Integration of medical and consumer health technologies


University of Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
BA, Molecular Biology
Princeton Universitiy
Princeton, New Jersey

Honors and Awards

  • Physician of the Year, Kaiser Permanente Fontana Medical Center
  • Outstanding Contribution to Medicine Award, San Bernardino County Medical Society