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Leadership

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. …
Legislative Advocacy Day

Make your voice heard! Legislative Advocacy Day is April 18th. The California Medical Association (CMA) will host its 43rd annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 18, 2017. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. Attendees will have the opportunity go to the Capitol throughout the day …

Most of us readily understand the benefits of having a mentor on the path to becoming a physician. But what is the value to the doctor who becomes a mentor? Is it helpful to dish up one more responsibility to an already full plate? At LACMA, we asked ourselves these questions recently. …
African American Physicians

Back in July a few of us on the LACMA team talked about our emotional response to hearing Dr. Brian H. Williams in Dallas share deeply around his experience as an African American physician and trauma surgeon in the US. His remarks at a press conference went viral. The result of that …
Dr. Rose Talbot Bullard

In celebration of Women Physicians Day, LACMA would like to take a moment to recognize Rose Talbot Bullard, MD who was the first woman president at LACMA. She was elected back in 1903. Dr. Bullard was a well-respected physician and surgeon in Los Angeles. She was also an instructor in …