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MEET THE JAMA BOARD:

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Barry Goy, MD

President

Dr. Goy completed his college, medical school & residency training at UCLA, Go Bruins!  He's worked for over 20 years as a board certified radiation oncologist, and practices at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles.  He is a published author in prostate brachytherapy and soft tissue tumors.  Dr. Goy has been on JAMA's scholarship committee since 2014, and started as JAMA president in 2019.
Brian Itagaki Vice-President

Brian Itagaki, MD

Vice-President

Dr. Brian Itagaki is an orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles, California and is affiliated with St. Vincent Medical Center. He received his medical degree from University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He also speaks multiple languages, including Japanese.

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Lisa Oki, MD

Secretary

Dr. Lisa N. Oki is a Board Certified Dermatologist in private practice in Simi Valley.  She received her medical degree and completed her dermatology residency training at UCLA, Go Bruins!  She has been in practice for over 20 years.
Alan Yamada Treasurer

Alan Yamada, MD

Treasurer

Dr. Alan Yamada is an urologist in Arcadia, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Huntington Memorial Hospital and Methodist Hospital of Southern California. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Gordon Sasaki Chairperson

Gordon Sasaki, MD

Chairperson

Dr. Gordon Sasaki is a plastic surgeon in Pasadena, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Huntington Memorial Hospital and Methodist Hospital of Southern California. He received his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Gordon Sasaki is the Clinical Professor at Loma Linda Medical University and was elected President of The Aesthetic Stem Cell Society (2017) and received the "Best 2018 Cosmetic Surgeon in the San Gabriel Valley" as well as one of "The Top Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons in LA" voted by his peers and the community.

JAMA AUXILIARY BOARD:

Co-President Joanna Sasaki
Co-President Gale Itagaki
Recording Secretary Karen Arase
Corresponding Secretary Val Noguchi
Treasurer Hiroko Matsumoto