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Dr. David C. Ahamba Appointed Chairman of Family Medicine Department at ARMC

Dr. David C. Ahamba Appointed Chairman of Family Medicine Department at ARMC

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) is pleased to announce the appointment of David C. Ahamba, MD, MPH, as the new Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Ahamba joins ARMC from Loma Linda University, where he served as the Assistant Chief Medical Officer at SAC Health in San Bernardino. In this role, he oversaw the primary care departments, including Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Obstetrics/Gynecology, covering both clinical and administrative responsibilities. Dr. Ahamba made significant improvements in primary care services, patient satisfaction, quality improvement, and clinical protocol development.

Dr. Ahamba has held various key positions throughout his career, including Assistant Professor of Medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and leadership roles in various clinical committees. His dedication to medical education and continuous quality improvement is reflected in his numerous publications, presentations, and awards.

Dr. Ahamba completed his Family Medicine Residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, and earned a Master of Public Health from the University of North Texas in Fort Worth, graduating with honors. He holds a medical degree from Abia State University School of Medicine in Uturu, Nigeria.

Dr. Ahamba’s vision for ARMC’s Department of Family Medicine includes advancing innovative health care practices, fostering a collaborative team environment, and enhancing patient care through evidence-based protocols.

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is a 456-bed university-affiliated teaching hospital licensed by the State of California Department of Public Health, operated by San Bernardino County, and governed by the Board of Supervisors. It is ARMC’s mission, in an environment of learning and innovation, to serve our diverse community with high-quality, compassionate care. The hospital, located on a 70-acre campus in Colton, California, operates the Edward G. Hirschman Regional Burn Center, the Dev A. GnanaDev Level I Trauma Center, a comprehensive stroke center, a behavioral health center, and five primary care centers. ARMC also provides more than 40 outpatient specialty care services. ARMC is helping to achieve the countywide vision by addressing the community’s wellness and educational needs. ARMC is the primary teaching hospital for the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM). The University welcomed its first class of students in 2018. For more information on CUSM, visit For more information about ARMC, visit You can also watch this video to learn more about ARMC: