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Earlier this week, several physician leaders hosted members of the Hiroshima Prefectural Medical Association (HPMA) at LACMA’s headquarters for lunch. LACMA and the HPMA have a longstanding relationship based on a continuous exchange of information and key insights into treating radiation-exposed surviving victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima. More than 60-years …

Dawn Clark and Edward Ellison will be presented with the Gary S. Nye, MD Award for Physician Health and Well-Being for their work leading and developing the Southern California Permanente Medical Group’s (SCPMG) Physician Wellness Program. The Gary S. Nye, MD Award for Physician Health and Well-being is awarded to …

Dr. Jack Chou was raised in a small, rural town in Taiwan and later earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Miami, Florida, and his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He completed his family medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills …

Long-time LACMA and CMA member and leader, Dr. Hector Flores, will be presented with the Robert D. Sparks, M.D. Leadership Achievement Award by The California Medical Association (CMA) Foundation and its Network of Ethnic Physician Organizations (NEPO). The award is given annually to an individual or organization that has demonstrated …
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Interview with Dr. Maz Ghodsian We’re continuing our conversation with member physicians and groups about their success. This week we’re featuring a conversation between LACMA CEO Gustavo Friederichsen and  Maziar Ghodsian, D.O., J.D., F.C.L.M at La Peer Health Systems. LACMA: What is your approach and/or philosophy to medicine? …
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Dr. Farshid Sam Rahbar With each Member Spotlight, we take time to talk with physicians about what draws them to their practice model and contributes to their success. This week we’re featuring an interview with Dr. Farshid Sam Rahbar at La Peer Health Systems. LACMA:  You’ll be giving …
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight: Past LACMA President Troy Elander, MD There are many different ways that LACMA members get involved with the organization. We’re grateful to Troy Elander, MD for finding his way into an editorial advisory position and helping with the LACMA publications. We asked him how his involvement with LACMA …
Officer Spotlight

Officer Spotlight: Dr. Diana Shiba As we wrap up our spotlight pieces on the new LACMA officers, we caught up with Diana Shiba, MD at the Private Practice Consortium. Dr. Shiba is the new LACMA Secretary and while she’s served on the LACMA board, this is her first term as …
Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight – We recently had the chance to connect with LACMA member, Dr. Kyle Ragins. He shared about his reason for going into medicine and why he chose his specialty. Dr. Ragins is also a member of the Disaster Healthcare Volunteer Surge Unit committee. Q: Where you are in …
La Peer Health Systems

In June, La Peer Health Systems (LPHS), an outpatient surgery center based in Beverly Hills, joined LACMA as official members. We had a chance to speak with one of LPHS’ leaders, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh about the LPHS model and what specifically contributes to their success. What makes La Peer Health …