Kamran Samakar

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Areas of treatment:

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


  • General Surgery


  • Department of Surgery


  • English
  • Farsi
  • Spanish

Kamran Samakar, MD, MA

Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery

Practicing locations:

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

About this doctor:

Kamran Samakar, MD, 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.


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


General Surgery

Professional society memberships:

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


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