Dr. Diane Nugent
Chief of Hematology

Diane Nugent, M.D., serves as Professor and Chief of Hematology at CHOC Children’s Hospital/UC Irvine Medical School, and is the Medical Director of Hematology Advanced Diagnostic Lab. She is also Medical Director and Founder of the Center for Inherited Blood Disorders and a member of the Pediatric Subspecialty Board of Directors. She is board certified in both pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology and served as a board diplomat for Pediatric Hematology Oncology for the American Board of Pediatrics for six years. Dr. Nugent received her fellowship training at Children’s Hospital/University of Washington Medical Center and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, WA. Her residency and internship were completed at Denver Affiliated Hospitals in Colorado and she attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Nugent is internationally known for her research in hemostasis/thrombosis, specializing in ITP and FXIII deficiencies. She serves as the Principal Investigator for Region IX MCHB and CDC grants in the area of hemostasis-thrombosis and the HRSA Pacific States Regional Sickle Cell Demonstration grant. Dr. Nugent advocates for patients with rare bleeding and clotting and champions the causes for workforce expansion, patient empowerment, and education through her participation on the NHF Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee and as a past president of the Hemostasis-Thrombosis Research Society. She has been a provider for almost 20 years and has been actively involved in training hematology fellows throughout her career.