Margaret Ochner, MD


Margaret H. Ochner, MD is a Hospitalist in the Inpatient Specialty Program at Cedars-Sinai.

Dr. Ochner has published articles on ethnicity and obesity in such journals as Ethnicity and Disease, Obesity and Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. She has presented research at numerous conferences and symposiums throughout the United States.

She is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Public Health Association and was part of the Measures of Racism Working Group through the Centers of Disease Control in Atlanta.

With a commitment to community service, Dr. Ochner has worked with HOME (a homeless shelter project), KEEP (a kidney failure registry) and the Pili Ohana Program at the University of Hawaii’s Department of Native Hawaiian Health, which works to fight obesity.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in biology, cum laude, from Occidental College in Los Angeles, Dr. Ochner earned a master’s in public health from Yale University’s School of Epidemiology and Public Health, with a concentration in chronic disease epidemiology. Dr. Ochner went on to earn her medical degree at the University of Hawaii’s John A. Burns School of Medicine, followed by an internal medicine residency at Cedars-Sinai. Throughout her academic career, she has received many awards, honors, scholarships and was part of the medical student mentorship program while attending the University of Hawaii.