Keck School of Medicine of USC - University of Southern California
Department of Surgery
Department links
Home Physicians Locations Education Society of Graduate Surgeons Contact Us Divisions and Institutes
Upper GI and General Surgery
image map Home Faculty and Staff Hospitals and Offices Education/Fellowships Make an Appointment
Upper G.I. Surgery Endocrine Surgery Breast Center Bariatric Surgery General Surgery Hernia Institute Robotic Surgery
Gastroparesis Institute Sarcoma / Melanoma Retroperitoneal Sarcoma Surgery Esophageal Cancer LINX Device
Patient Guides & Information Videos Contact Us
Faculty and Staff

Kamran Samakar, MDKamran Samakar, MD, FACS

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

Address

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

Locations

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

Background

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

Specialties

  • General Surgery

Education

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

Internships

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

Residencies

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

Fellowships

  • 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

Certifications

  • General Surgery

Awards

  • 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

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

 

 

 

Share this page:
 
Click here to contact us or make an appointment (323) 442-6868

SECTIONS

ADDRESS

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

 
Home Divisions Physicians Locations Contact Us Education Keck School of Medicine of USC University of Southern California