Dr. David A. Hicks, Neonatology

Dr. David A. Hicks, Neonatology

  • David A Hicks MD
  • Office: 714-509-4373
  • Specialties: Pulmonology, Neonatology
  • Board Certified: Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Dr. David Hicks specializes in treating and managing the full spectrum of pediatric pulmonary and neonatal disorders. Dr. Hicks served his fellowship and residency at UCI Medical Center and CHOC Hospital in Orange. He completed an internal medicine internship at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City. Dr. Hicks is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine College of Medicine. He is board certified in pediatrics and neonatology and board eligible in pediatric pulmonology.

Dr. Hicks is dedicated to caring for newborns and older children with chronic lung diseases. He is particularly committed to caring for patients with cystic fibrosis and asthma. To that end, he is currently involved in multicenter trials of cystic fibrosis medications and treatments. Many of these trials are in association with the national Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Throughout his career, Dr. Hicks has coauthored numerous publications and presentations on chronic lung diseases. He has published in journals including the Journal of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, and Topics of Emergency Medicine. He also is dedicated to medical education through numerous lectures on various topics to residents, medical students, nurses and respiratory therapists. Dr. Hicks currently serves as medical director of the St. Jude Medical Center NICU.


Research Focus

Cystic fibrosis medications and treatments

David A Hicks MD is on staff at CHOC Hospital in Orange and CHOC Mission Hospital.


CHOC Hospital
1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868

CHOC at Mission Hospital
27700 Medical Center Rd. 5th Floor
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Parkview Community Hospital
3865 Jackson St.
Riverside, CA 92503

Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital
One Hoag Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92663

St. Jude Medical Center
101 E. Valencia Mesa Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92835

St. Jude Medical Center
101 E. Valencia Mesa Dr.
Fullerton, CA 92835
phone: 714-871-3280

Pomona Valley Hospital
1798 N. Garey Ave.
Pomona, CA 91767

Western Medical Center
1001 N. Tustin Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92705


  • Fellowship
    UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA and CHOC Hospital, Orange, CA
  • Internship
    Metropolitan Hospital in New York City
  • Medical School
    University of California, Irvine College of Medicine
  • Residency
    UCI Medical Center, Orange, CA and CHOC Hospital, Orange, CA

Administrative Appointments

  • Co-Director, Cystic Fibrosis Care, Teaching and Resource Center, CHOC
  • Neonatology, CHOC Specialists

Honors and Awards

  • Named “Physician of Excellence” by the Orange County Medical Association, 2010 & 2012.

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Our pulmonologists commonly treat: 

  • Asthma
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Spinal muscular atrophy
  • Recurrent pneumonia
  • Pediatric sleep disorders/sleep apnea
  • Upper airway abnormalities
  • Infant apnea
  • Pulmonary complications of complex medical conditions
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic lung disease
  • Tracheotomy care
  • Congenital lung abnormalities
  • Neuromuscular problems
  • Respiratory syncytial virus prevention

Our neonatologists commonly treat the following conditions in newborns and babies: