Board of Directors

Officers

Kenji Inaba, MD, FACS
President
LAC USC Medical Center
2051 Marengo St, IPT, CSL 100
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Work Phone: (323) 409-8597

Farin Amersi, MD, FACS
President-elect

Outpatient Cancer Center AC1046-A
8700 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Work Phone: (310) 423-0267
Fax: (310) 423-7596

Brian Smith, MD, FACS
Vice President
5901 East 7th St Box12/112
Long Beach, CA 90822
Work Phone: (562) 826-5557
Fax: (562) 826-5666

Brian Smith, MD, FACS
Secretary-Treasurer
5901 East 7th St Box12/112
Long Beach, CA 90822
Work Phone: (562) 826-5557
Fax: (562) 826-5666

Sharon Lum, MD FACS (2017-2020)
Recorder

11175 Campus St #21111
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Work Phone: (909)558-4286
Fax: (909)558-0236

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

2777 Bottlebrush Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Work Phone: (818) 364-3194
Fax: (818) 364-3514

Board of Directors

Gabriel Akopian, MD, FACS
10 Congress St, #300
Pasadena, CA 91105
Work Phone: (818) 636-9503

Joe Carmichael, MD, FACS
Univ of California, Irvine, Medical Center
333 City Blvd #850
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 456-8511

L. Andrew DiFronzo, MD, FACS
4760 Sunset Blvd 3rd Fl
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Work Phone: (323) 783-7506
Fax: (323) 783-8747

Namir Katkhouda, MD, FACS
USC
1510 San Pablo St, #514
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Work: 323-442-5709

Dennis Y. Kim, MD, FACS
1000 W Carson St, Box 42
Torrance, CA 90509
Work Phone: (619) 306-0316

Junko Ozao-Choy, MD, FACS
1000 W Carson St Box 25
Torrance, CA 90509
(917) 860-4895

Areti Tillou, MD, FACS

10833 LeConte Ave CHS 72-178
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Work Phone: (310) 206-5059
Fax: (310) 206-2472

Karen Woo, MD, FACS
1520 San Pablo #4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Work Phone: (310) 497-7159

Past Presidents

J. Craig Collins, MD, FACS
Immediate Past President
4760 Sunset Blvd Surgery 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Work Phone: (323) 783-5442
Fax: (323) 783-8747

Ninh Nguyen, MD, FACS
Past President
University of California, Irvine, Medical Center
333 City Blvd #850
Orange, CA 92868
Work Phone: (714) 456-8598
Fax: (714)456-6027

Vincent Rowe, MD, FACS
Past President
Keck School of Medicine at USC
Division of Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy
1520 San Pablo St, Ste 4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Work Phone: (323) 442-5951
Fax: (323) 442-5735

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
11175 Campus Street CP-21111
Loma Linda, CA 92350

Dorna Jafari, MD, FACS
Associate Program Chair
Univ of California, Irvine, Medical Center
333 City Blvd #850
Orange, CA 92868

Dorna Jafari, MD, FACS
Assistant Program Chair
Univ of California, Irvine, Medical Center
333 City Blvd #850
Orange, CA 92868

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
11175 Campus St #21111
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Work Phone: (909)558-4286
Fax: (909)558-0236

State Chair, Commission on Cancer
Howard S. Kaufman, MD,FACS
10 Congress St #300
Pasadena, CA 91105
Work Phone: (626) 397-5896

Committee on Trauma
Areti Tillou, MD, FACS
10833 LeConte Ave CHS 72-178
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Work Phone: (310) 206-5059
Fax: (310) 206-2472

Committee on Women in Surgery
Kulmeet Sandhu, MD, FACS

1510 San Pablo Street HCC I - Suite 514
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Young Surgeons Representatives
Daniel Shouhed, MD, FACS

8635 W. Third St, #650
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Work Phone: (310) 423-8354

Howard Jen, MD, FACS
10833 Le Conte Ave, Box 709818
Los Angeles, CA 90095