Board of Directors

Officers

Vincent Rowe, MD, FACS
President
Keck School of Medicine at USC
Div of Vascular Surgery & Endovascular Therapy
1520 San Pablo St, Ste 4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Work Phone: (323) 442-5951
Fax: (323) 442-5735
Email: vincent.rowe@med.usc.edu

Ninh Nguyen, MD, FACS
President-Elect
Univ of California, Irvine, Medical Ctr
333 City Blvd #850
Orange, CA 92868
Work Phone: (714) 456-8598
Fax: (714)456-6027
Email: ninhn@uci.edu

J. Craig Collins, MD, FACS
Vice-President

4760 Sunset Blvd Surgery 3rd Fl
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Work Phone: (323) 783-5442
Fax: (323) 783-8747
Email: J.Craig.collins@kp.org

Kenji Inaba, MD, FACS
Secretary-Treasurer
LAC USC Medical Center
2051 Marengo St, IPT, CSL 100
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Work Phone: (323) 409-8597
Email: kinaba@surgery.usc.edu 

Sharon Lum, MD FACS
Recorder

11175 Campus St #21111
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Work Phone: (909)558-4286
Fax: (909)558-0236
Email: slum@llu.edu

Board of Directors

Gabriel Akopian, MD, FACS
10 Congress St, #300
Pasadena, CA 91105
Work Phone: (818) 636-9503
Email: akopianmd@gmail.com 

Peyman Benharash, MD, FACS
UCLA Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
10833 Le Conte Ave, 62-249CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Work Phone: (310) 922-2433
Email: pbenharash@mednet.ucla.edu

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

Roy Fujitani, MD, FACS
Univ. of California Irvine Med Ctr
333 City Blvd West #700
Orange, CA 92868
Work Phone: (714) 456-5453
Fax: (714) 456-6070
Email: rmfujita@uci.edu

Melinda Maggard Gibbons, MD, FACS
2777 Bottlebrush Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90077
Work Phone: (818) 364-3194
Fax: (818) 364-3514
Email: mmaggard@mednet.ucla.edu

Dennis Y. Kim, MD, FACS
5150 Willow Wood Road
Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
Work Phone: (619) 306-0316
Email: dennisyongkim@gmail.com

Brian Smith, MD, FACS
5901 East 7th St Box12/112
Long Beach, CA 90822
Work Phone: (562) 826-5557
Fax: (562) 826-5666
Email: briansmith11@va.gov

Areti Tillou, MD, FACS

10833 LeConte Ave CHS 72-178
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Work Phone: (310) 206-5059
Fax: (310) 206-2472
Email: atillou@mednet.ucla.edu

Karen Woo, MD, FACS
1520 San Pablo #4300
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Work Phone: (310) 497-7159
Email: kwoo@mednet.ucla.edu

Past Presidents

Christian de Virgilio, MD, FACS
Immediate Past President
1000 W Carson St/Surg Box 25
Torrance, CA 90509
Work Phone: (310) 222-2531
Fax: (310) 782-1562
Email: cdevirgilio@labiomed.org

O. Joe Hines, MD, FACS
Past President

UCLA School of Medicine
PO Box 956904
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6904
Work Phone: (310) 206-0441
Fax: (310) 206-2472
Email: joehines@mednet.ucla.edu

Shirin Towfigh, MD, FACS
Past President
Beverly Hills Hernia Center
450 N. Roxbury Dr, Ste 224
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Work Phone: (310) 358-5020
Fax: (310) 358-5025
Email: shirintowfigh@gmail.com

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

Kevork Kazanjian, MD, FACS
Program Chair
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
72-215 CHS, 10833 Le Conte Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90095-3075
Work Phone: (310)-267-1370
Email: KKazanjian@mednet.ucla.edu

Lydia Lam, MD, FACS
Associate Program Chair
IPT/Room C4E100
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Work Phone:(323) 409-8604
Fax: (323) 441-9901
Email: lydialam2@gmail.com

Angela Neville, MD FACS
Assistant Program Chair
372 Richmond Strett
El Segundo, CA 90245-3633
Work Phone: (626) 399-2485
Email: angelane13@gmail.com

National Governors-at-Large

Farin Amersi, MD, FACS
Outpatient Cancer Center AC1046-A
8700 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Work Phone: (310) 423-0267
Fax: (310) 423-7596
Email: farin.amersi@cshs.org

Christian de Virgilio, MD, FACS
1000 W Carson St/Surg Box 25
Torrance, CA 90509
Work Phone: (310) 222-2531
Fax: (310) 782-1562
Email: cdevirgilio@labiomed.org

Susan E Downey, MD, FACS
321 N Larchmont Blvd #800
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Work Phone: (323) 468-0127
Fax: (323) 468-9762
Email: sdowneymd@aol.com

Armando E. Giuliano, MD, FACS
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
310 N. San Vicente Blvd, 3rd Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90048
Work Phone: (213) 825-8800
Fax: (310) 998-3995
Email: armando.giuliano@cshs.org

O. Joe Hines, MD, FACS
UCLA School of Medicine
PO Box 956904
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6904
Work Phone: (310) 206-0441
Fax: (310) 206-2472
Email: joehines@mednet.ucla.edu

Howard S. Kaufman, MD,FACS
10 Congress St #300
Pasadena, CA 91105
Work Phone: (626) 397-5896
Fax: (626) 397-5899
Email: hkaufman@hmri.org

Ravin R. Kumar, MD, FACS
1000 W Carson Surg Box 25
Torrance, CA 90509
Work Phone: (310) 498-1380
Fax: (310) 316-3891
Email: ravink27@hotmail.com

Ninh Nguyen, MD, FACS
Univ of California, Irvine, Medical Ctr
333 City Blvd #850
Orange, CA 92868
Work Phone: (714) 456-8598
Fax: (714)456-6027
Email: ninhn@uci.edu

Vincent Rowe, MD, FACS
1200 N State Street Rm 9442
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Work Phone: (323) 442-5951
Fax: (323) 442-5735
Email: vincent.rowe@surgery.usc.edu

Shirin Towfigh, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Hernia Center
450 N. Roxbury Dr, Ste 224
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Work Phone: (310) 358-5020
Fax: (310) 358-5025
Email: shirintowfigh@gmail.com

State Chair, Commission on Cancer
Sharon S. Lum, MD, FACS
11175 Campus St #21111
Loma Linda, CA 92354
Work Phone: (909)558-4286
Fax: (909)558-0236
Email: slum@llu.edu

Committee on Trauma
Kenji Inaba, MD, FACS
LAC+USC Med Ctr Div of Trauma
1200 N State St, IPT, C5L100
Los Angeles, CA 90033
Work Phone: (323) 409-8597
Fax: (323) 441-9907
Email: kinaba@surgery.usc.edu

Representative, Association of Women Surgeons
Talar Tejirian, MD, FACS
4760 Sunset Blvd 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Work Phone:(323) 783-4921
Fax: (323) 783-8747
Email: talar.x.tejirian@kp.org

Young Surgeons Representatives

Joseph C. Carmichael, MD, FACS
333 City Blvd W, #850
Orange, CA 92868-2984
Work Phone: (714) 456-8511
Fax: (714) 456-6077
Email: jcarmich@uci.edu

Maheswari Senthil, MD, FACS
11175 Campus Street CP-21111
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Work Phone:(909) 558-4000
Fax: (909) 555-0236
Email: msenthil@llu.edu