Board of Directors

Officers

Kenji Inaba, MD, FACS
President

Southern California University

Farin Amersi, MD, FACS
President-elect

Cedars-Sinai

Brian Smith, MD, FACS
Vice President
University of California, Irvine

Sharon Lum, MD, FACS
Secretary-Treasurer
Loma Linda University

Melinda Maggard Gibbons, MD, FACS (2019-2022)
Recorder

University of California, Los Angeles

Board of Directors

Gabriel Akopian, MD, FACS
Huntington Hospital

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

Namir Katkhouda, MD, FACS
University of Southern California

Dennis Y. Kim, MD, FACS
UCLA – Harbor

Lydia Lam, MD, FACS
University of Southern California

Junko Ozao-Choy, MD, FACS
UCLA – Harbor

Javier Romero, MD, FACS
Ventura Community Memorial Health System

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

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

Past Presidents

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

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

Vincent Rowe, MD, FACS
Past President
University of Southern California

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

Maheswari Senthil, MD, FACS
Program Chair
Loma Linda University

Dorna Jafari, MD, FACS
Associate Program Chair
Univ of California, Irvine, Medical Center

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

National Governors-at-Large

Farin Amersi, 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

Beverly Petrie, 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

Kulmeet Sandhu, MD, FACS
University of Southern California

Young Surgeons Representatives

Howard Jen, MD, FACS
University of California, Los Angeles

Louise Yeung, MD, FACS
Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles