Loris Y. Hwang, MD

Loris Y. Hwang, MD

Pediatrics
Accepting new patients
Primary Location
Westwood Pediatrics
200 Medical Plaza
265
Los Angeles, California 90095
Phone
Fax
310-794-5760

About

Loris Y. Hwang, MD, MS is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at UCLA, where she is the Director of the Reproductive Health Clinical and Research Program.

Dr. Hwang completed her pediatrics residency at UCLA and spent 6 years working in community general pediatrics practices at the Tulalip Indian Health Clinic near Seattle and several clinic sites within Public Health of Seattle and King County. Her experiences working in a Public Health Teen Clinic inspired her to specialize in Adolescent Reproductive Health. She went on to complete both the LEAH Adolescent Medicine fellowship and a T32 research fellowship at UCSF. In her faculty years at UCSF, Dr. Hwang introduced LARC services (long-acting reversible contraception: IUDs and Nexplanon arm implant) for patients in the UCSF Adolescent Medicine Clinic and trained fellows in these procedures. At UCLA (Westwood and Santa Monica locations), she has established a Reproductive Health Clinic for adolescents and young adults that includes services for patients with complex medical conditions. As part of comprehensive care for menstrual issues and contraceptive needs, Dr. Hwang places IUDs and contraceptive arm implants directly in her clinics. Additionally, she provides women’s health care at UCLA Arthur Ashe Student Health Center.

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Adolescent Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, 2008
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 1998

Fellowship

UCSF Department of Pediatrics & Peds Specialties, 2007

Residency

UCLA School of Medicine, 1997

Internship

UCLA School of Medicine, 1995

Degree

Wake Forest University School of Medicine, MD, 1994

Hospital Affiliations

Research

Interests

  • Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (except surgery)
  • Contraception (including IUD, Nexplanon arm implant, depo shot, pill, patch, ring)
  • IUD placement and removal (in the office)
  • Nexplanon arm implant placement and removal (in the office)
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Menstrual Problems (heavy, painful, or irregular periods)
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Genital Symptoms (discharge, rash, itch, pain, bumps)
  • Pap Smears
  • Women's Health Check-ups
  • STD Testing and Treatment
  • Urinary Symptoms
  • Confidential Care
  • Family PACT insurance, including new enrollments

Awards

  • CDI/TTCF Research Scholar, Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI), Today’s and Tomorrow’s Children’s Fund (TTCF) (2018)
  • Robert Durant Award for Statistical Rigor and Innovation in Adolescent Health Research from the Society for Adolescent Medicine (2011)
  • New Investigator Award from the Society for Adolescent Medicine (2008)
  • Ortho McNeil Infectious Disease Scholar Award from the Western Society for Pediatric Research (2004-2005)