Kaiser Permanente physician
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Hello, my name is Hiren Dave. I'm one of the radiologists here at Kaiser Permanente in Orange County, and I subspecialize in interventional radiology. I'm glad to have this opportunity to share some information about myself. It's very important that you feel comfortable with your personal physician, and I hope this page will help you start to get to know me.
I was born and raised in the United Kingdom. I graduated with honors from University College London Medical School. During medical residency in London, I developed an interest in minimally invasive procedures and decided to explore a career in interventional radiology. I wanted the best training and experience possible, so I moved to the United States and completed my radiology residency at Harbor–UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, California. I then went on to complete a fellowship in interventional radiology at UCLA, after which I joined the excellent team here at Kaiser Permanente.
Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology, which utilizes minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system. X-ray, CT, or ultrasound guidance allows us to perform these procedures through tiny incisions using needles and catheters, rather than by traditional surgery. Many conditions that once required surgery can now be treated by interventional radiologists. This minimizes physical trauma, reduces infection rates and recovery time, and shortens hospital stays.
I enjoy playing sports—soccer being my main passion. Other than that, I enjoy spending time with my family and running around after our two small children.