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MEET THE JAMA BOARD:

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Alyssa Watanabe, MD

President

Recipient of the American Society of Neuroradiology Women in Leadership Award (2016-2017). Dr. Alyssa Watanabe, MD is a board certified radiologist in Southern California. Practicing in neuroradiology, medical imaging, women's imaging, and MRI telaradiology services. She also specializes in clinical trials, medical-legal services and medical device consultations. Research interests include deep learning & artificial intelligence algorithms for medical applications & CAD. She is the Chief Medical Officer at CureMetrix, Inc., CEO of Voxel Imaging, Inc. and Clinical Associate Professor at USC Keck School of Medicine.

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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.

Margaret Kurohara Secretary

Margaret Kurohara, MD

Secretary

Dr. Margaret Kurohara is an allergist-immunologist in Bellflower, California. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice for more than 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 was elected President of The Aesthetic Stem Cell Society (2017) and received the "Best 2017 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
Historian Chris Uriu
Past President Nani Sumi

PRECEDING OFFICERS:

JAMA Board: January 2014 - December 2015

President Shunpei Iwata, M.D.
Vice-President Brian Itagaki, M.D.
Secretary Alyssa Watanabe, M.D.
Treasurer Alan Yamada, M.D.
Membership Chair Open
Scholarship Chair Gordon Sasaki, M.D.
Past President Elliot Sumi, M.D.

Auxiliary Board: June 2008 - June 2015

Co-President Joanne Sasaki
Co-President Gale Itagaki
Recording Secretary Karen Arase
Corresponding Secretary Val Noguchi
Treasurer Hiroko Matsumoto
Historian Christine Uriu
Past President Nani Sumi