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 …
Officer Spotlight: Dr. William K. Averill

Officer Spotligh: Dr. William K. Averill We are pleased to have the opportunity to spotlight Dr. William K. Averill, the 146th LACMA President. Dr. Averill has been involved in LACMA and in organized medicine for decades as a strong advocate for physicians and their patients. We sat down with him …
Karthik Sarma

From the AMA Wire UCLA Medical Student Elected to AMA Board of Trustees CHICAGO –The American Medical Association (AMA), the nation’s largest physician organization, today announced the election of Karthik V. Sarma, M.S., to its Board of Trustees. Sarma is a dual degree candidate in the Medical Scientist Training Program …