Kamran Samakar, MD, MA, FACS, FASMBS Expert Witness

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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Bariatric Surgery and General Surgery

Specialty Focus: Acute Care Surgery, Foregut Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Emergency Surgery, Gallbladder Surgery, Colon Surgery, Bowel Obstruction, Complications

Education: MD, University of Minnesota; MA, University of Pittsburgh; BA, University of California San Diego

Years in Practice: 11

Number of Times Deposed/Testified in Last 4 Yrs: 6


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Dr. Samakar is a board certified general surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He completed a Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery Fellowship at Harvard Medical School where he was also a clinical instructor of surgery. He is currently a faculty member of the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine where he serves as a full-time surgeon, assistant professor, researcher, and educator. His current and active appointments include Associate Program Director of the Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Program, Director of the Gastroparesis Institute, and the Surgical Quality and Outcomes Officer for the Division of General Surgery. Dr. Samakar holds a Master's degree in Bioethics and Health Law from the University of Pittsburgh and has been active in the study and practice of medical-legal issues for nearly 20 years. He has testified for both plaintiff and defense on multiple occasions with numerous depositions and case reviews. Dr. Samakar's current areas of practice are Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery, full spectrum General Surgery, Acute Care Surgery, Robotic Surgery, and Emergency Surgery. He is active in research and has published numerous peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and presented both nationally and internationally. His previous accomplishments include receiving the "Outstanding Surgeon of the Year Award" as well as "Chief Resident of the Year Award."