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Leadership

In a recent Monday Message, LACMA CEO Gustavo Friederichsen talked about the House of Delegates as one great way to get involved in organized medicine and stay on top of legislative issues and other topics important to physicians. The House of Delegates will convene in October in Anaheim. Here’s more …
immigration and healthcare

What do immigration and healthcare have to do with each other? One of the fascinating things about the practice of medicine is that it touches everyone – no matter your socioeconomic status, age, race, level of education, sexual preference, gender, etc.  Everyone needs a doctor at some point in their …
Women in Medicine

The Women Physicians’ Action Committee at LACMA is pleased to announce the physician and healthcare advocates to be honored at the Celebrating Women in Medicine Luncheon. The awards will be presented at the luncheon on September 16th in downtown LA. Click here for more information or to RSVP. In the …

  The Patient Care Foundation of Los Angeles County is specifically designed to improve patient access to care, treatment and health education. In order to achieve this, the Patient Care Foundation supports the aspirations of medical students across LA County and promotes community service and mentorship. For medical students, PCF …

LACMA President William K. Averill, MD was sworn in on June 29, 2017. As we begin a new term at LACMA, we wanted to share some key points from LACMA President William K. Averill, MD. Dr. Averill is widely regarded as a leader who works to bring people together. One theme in …
Saving Private Practice

As part of Saving Private Practice, we spoke with three physicians in private practice who provided inspiration for the campaign. We’d like to share and thank the doctors who participated. We’re grateful to Boris Bagdasarian, MD, Jonathan Nissanoff, MD and Leila Yoonessi, MD, MPH for their time and helping to articulate …
Quality Care

A Look at Quality Care and Sharing News with Patients For physicians, quality care can include difficult conversations – conversations that literally mean delivering life or death news. In a recent OpEd in the Los Angeles Times, Tom Roberts, MD, MBA  shares how it was business school more than med school that …
VA Administration

One reason young people don’t go into science? We don’t fail well. What does this mean for leadership? From STAT Four weeks into my first semester of college, my academic confidence was completely shredded. I had back-to-back tests in cell biology, chemistry, and calculus, and my time management skills weren’t …
Legislative Advocacy Day

By all accounts Legislative Advocacy Day was an enormous success. We’d like to thank Dr. Jerry Abraham for commandeering LACMA’s social media for the day and keeping us all filled in via Facebook Live videos, posts and photos. Everyone who shared, liked and commented really helped spread the word and …
Leadership

Registration has started for the Western Healthcare Leadership Academy – one of CMA’s biggest events of the year. Don’t miss the chance to hear amazing speakers like Paul Begala, Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, Ira Flatow and Hugh Hewitt. To register and get all the info about the event, click here. …