MEET THE JAMA BOARD:
Barry Goy, MD
Brian Itagaki, MD
Dr. Brian Itagaki is an orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles, California, and is currently semi-retired. He received his medical degree from University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 30 years, and is past president of JAMA, while also serving on the scholarship committee. He also speaks multiple languages, including Japanese. His wife, Gale, serves as co-president of the JAMA auxiliary.
Lisa Oki, MD
Dr. Lisa N. Oki is a Board Certified Dermatologist in private practice in Simi Valley. She received her medical training at UCLA where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After receiving her M.D., she continued at UCLA for her residency where she was the Chief Resident in Dermatology. She is a past board member of the American Cancer Society and is an active community member who has been in practice more than 20 years.
Gordon Sasaki, MD
Chairperson of scholarship committee
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 30 years. Dr. Gordon Sasaki is a 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. He's is married to Joanne Sasaki, who is co-president of the JAMA auxiliary. He is also past president of JAMA, and is primarily responsible for putting together the book "Silent Scars of Healing Hands," having held the original copyright of the book, on behalf of JAMA. He is, and has been the heart & soul of JAMA, through his numerous years of service to JAMA.
Diana Shiba, MD
Dr. Shiba is an actively practicing eye surgeon, and serves as the Chief Government Relations Officer and Regional Assistant Medical Director for the Southern California Kaiser Permanente. She currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the California Medical Association, the Executive Committee of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the Executive Committee of America’s Physician Groups, the Board of Directors of the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, and is an established leader and past Committee Chair with the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In the past, she has also served on the Board of Directors of the San Diego County Medical Society, and is a past elected Vice-Speaker of the American Medical Association. Dr. Diana Shiba is immediate Past-President of the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA), and the first Asian-American female elected to the presidency in LACMA’s 150-year history.