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Hours after a gunman opened fire in the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, killing 12 people before turning the gun on himself, the NRA told “anti-gun” doctors to “stay in their lane” after a series of research papers about firearm injuries and deaths was published in the Annals …

Article originally appeared on the CMA website The California Medical Association (CMA) recently announced a new partnership with SoFi, an online personal finance company, to provide CMA members with a unique opportunity to refinance and consolidate existing student loans through the SoFi at Work program. Sofi will offer CMA members student loan …

Despite existing California law that prohibits unfair health plan payment practices, many of them continue to flout the law. The Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC) has been slow to address provider complaints and has taken few enforcement actions against health plans that unlawfully underpay providers. When DMHC has acted, …

Every year on February 3rd, National Women Physicians Day celebrates the birthday and courage of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the US in 1849, and the accomplishments of female physicians everywhere. The day strives to bring improvements to the workplace for the growing number …

As a Los Angeles native, Dr. Arash Ari Nowain is thrilled to practice where he grew up. He earned his medical degree from USC’s Keck School of Medicine, where he received the Clinical Medicine Scholarship. After graduation, he completed three years of residency training in Internal Medicine at the Los …

At a very early point in his career, Dr. Matthew Taon dedicated his life to the preservation of life and prevention of human suffering. He constantly seeks to combine his interests in innovation, invention, and advanced technologies with his passion for caring for the underserved, global and public health. He …

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 …

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 …
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 …
Officer Spotlight - Dr. Vito Imbasciani

A Look Back with LACMA President, Dr. Vito Imbasciani Last June, we welcomed Dr. Vito Imbasciani as the 145th LACMA President. For our spotlight on Dr. Imbasciani, we’ve pulled together some of his previous words of wisdom as a marker of all that’s happened over the past year. AUGUST – …