Derek Daniel Kwan, MD
Kaiser Permanente physician
I speak: English, Spanish
My gender: Male
Where I practice
Welcome to my Web page! I’m an anesthesiologist and interventional pain physician at Kaiser Permanente. I would be happy to serve and care for you and your loved ones.
I’m a homegrown Southern Californian—through and through. I was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, attended medical school and completed my residency in Los Angeles, and now I have the pleasure of working in beautiful San Diego!
About my practice
Medicine is such a wonderful and rewarding career because it gives me the special opportunity to connect with and help people in a meaningful way. I am board-certified in both anesthesiology and pain medicine—therefore, I may have the privilege to care for you in both capacities. Whether I’m your physician in the operating room, labor and delivery, or the pain clinic, it is my standard to provide high-quality care for you and your family.
How I thrive
I firmly believe it’s important to maintain a healthy work-life balance. On the weekends I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends, walking my dog, and checking out all of the hottest spots in San Diego. I maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising, going on hikes, working out at the gym, and playing sports like tennis and basketball. I also enjoy traveling and exploring the curious corners of the world to experience different people, lifestyles, and culture.