Board of Directors

Officers

Farin Amersi, MD, FACS
President

Cedars-Sinai

Brian Smith, MD, FACS
President-elect

University of California, Irvine

Sharon Lum, MD, FACS
Vice President
Loma Linda University

Areti Tillou, MD, FACS
Secretary-Treasurer
UCLA

Lydia Lam, MD, FACS (2021-2024)
Recorder

University of Southern California

Board of Directors

Joe Carmichael, MD, FACS
Univ of California, Irvine, Medical Center

Anna Leung, MD, FACS
Kaiser Permanente

Melinda Maggard Gibbons, MD, FACS
University of California, Los Angeles

Kazuhide Matushima, MD, FACS
USC

Jeffry Nahmias, MD, FACS
UC Irvine

Junko Ozao-Choy, MD, FACS
UCLA – Harbor

Javier Romero, MD, FACS
Ventura Community Memorial Health System

Naveenraj Solomon, MD, FACS
Loma Linda

Karen Woo, MD, FACS
University of California, Los Angeles

Past Presidents

Kenji Inaba, MD, FACS
Immediate Past President

Southern California University

J. Craig Collins, MD, FACS
Past President
Kaiser Permanente

Ninh Nguyen, MD, FACS
Past President
University of California, Irvine, Medical Center

Administrative Offices

2512 Artesia Blvd, Ste 200
Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Phone: (310) 379-8261
Fax: (310) 379-8283
Email: info@socalsurgeons.org

Committees, Governors, & Chairs 

Program Committee

Mehraneh Dorna Jafari, MD, FACS
Program Chair
University of California, Irvine Medical Center

Peyman Benharash, MD, FACS
Associate Program Chair

UCLA

Daniel Shouhed, MD, FACS
Assistant Program Chair
Cedars-Sinai

National Governors-at-Large

Rodrigo Alban, MD
Cedars-Sinai

Ravin Kumar, MD
Harbor-UCLA

Sharon Lum, MD
Loma Linda University

Melinda Maggard Gibbons, MD
University of California, Los Angeles

Yoseph Nasseri, MD
Cedars-Sinai

Beverley Petrie, MD
Harbor-UCLA

Brant Putnam, MD
Harbor-UCLA

Brian Smith, MD
University of California, Irvine

Advocacy Committee 

Sharon Lum, MD FACS
Loma Linda University

State Chair, Commission on Cancer

Howard S. Kaufman, MD,FACS
Huntington Hospital

Committee on Trauma

Areti Tillou, MD, FACS
University of California, Los Angeles

Membership Committee

Shawn Steen, MD, FACS
Ventura County Medical Center

Committee on Women in Surgery

Claudia Emami, MD, FACS
Huntington Hospital

Young Surgeons Representatives

Louise Yeung, MD, FACS
Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles

Galinos Barmparas, MD, FACS
Cedars Sinai