General Surgery

Dr. Hiyama is Professor of Clinical Surgery and director of the gastrointestinal and colorectal surgery service at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is a physician informaticist, and is board certified in Clinical Informatics. Prior to becoming an informaticist, his research interests included the improvement of clinical outcomes for surgical patients.

As an informaticist, Dr. Hiyama’s work has focused upon leveraging the EHR to improve inpatient workflows, particularly in perioperative care, clinical pathways for Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS), the discharge process, and in enhancing post discharge care. From his past experience in hospital and medical staff administration, he has also worked extensively in improvements in the utilization review process without burdening providers, and making improvements in the coding and documentation process to improve the accuracy of reporting for quality purposes.

Learn more about Darryl Hiyama, MD.