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Kamran Samakar, MDKamran Samakar, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine


USC Surgical Oncology
1510 San Pablo Street, Suite 412
Los Angeles, CA 90033


  • LAC+USC Medical Center
  • USC Healthcare Center 4
  • USC Verdugo Hills Hospital


Kamran Samakar, MD, FACS, is a board certified general surgeon in the Division of Upper GI and General Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Dr. Samakar completed medical school at the University of Minnesota and then went on to complete residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center where he was awarded the "Chief Resident of the Year Award." He completed his fellowship training at Harvard Medical School in Advanced Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgery. Dr Samakar also holds an advanced degree in Bioethics and Health Law.

Dr. Samakar’s practice includes full spectrum general surgery with a specialty in bariatric surgery incorporating minimally invasive techniques as well as robotics. His clinical interests are obesity, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hernias, and minimally invasive techniques. He is an assistant professor of clinical surgery at the Keck USC School of Medicine and is actively involved in academics and research studies.

Philosophy of Care: My goal is to serve each patient to the very best of my ability.

Areas of Treatment

  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Ampullary Cancer
  • Bowel Obstruction
  • Diaphragmatic Hernias
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrinoma
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • Hiatal Herniam
  • Small Bowel Tumors
  • Liver Disease
  • Morbid Obesity and Related Diseases
  • Splenic Disorders


  • General Surgery


  • MD, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, 2003-2008
  • MA, University of Pittsburgh, 2001-2003
  • BA, University of California - San Diego, Philosophy, 2001


  • Loma Linda University Hospital and Medical Center, General Surgery, 2008-2009


  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, General Surgery, 2008-2013


  • Harvard Medical School, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery, 2013-2014

Professional Society Memberships

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery
  • Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons


  • General Surgery


  • Outstanding Surgeon of the Year, "Golden Scalpel Award," Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2015
  • Chief Resident of the Year, Department of General Surgery, Loma Linda University Medical Center, 2013


  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish




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University of Southern California
Upper G.I. and General Surgery

1450 San Pablo Street
Healthcare Consultation Center 4
Suite 6200
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Phone: (323) 442-6868
Fax: (323) 865-9630

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