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Sammy Saab


Chair of the Liver Health Foundation’s Medical Advisory Council,
Medical Director, Pfleger Liver Institute, Medical Director, Adult Liver Transplant Program, Chief, Transplant Hepatology, Head, Outcomes Research in Hepatology, Professor of Medicine and Surgery, Adjunct Professor of Nursing, Professor (Hon), California Northstate University College of Medicine, Associate Editor for Liver, Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology

After receiving his BS, MD, and MPH degrees from UCLA, Dr. Saab completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Medical Center and a fellowship in gastroenterology/hepatology at the UCLA Center for Health Sciences. He also served as Chief Medical Resident at USCD. Dr. Saab is board certified in gastroenterology and transplant hepatology.

Dr. Saab has received an honorary fellowship from several medical societies including the American Gastroenterology Association (AGAF), the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (FAASLD), and the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG).

Dr. Saab is an active member on many local, national, and international committees. He served on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Ventura County/ West Valley Chapter of TRIO (2005-2012), Practice Guidelines Committee of the American Society of Transplantation (2006-2008), and the Educational Committee of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) (2004-2007). He is currently Chair of the Medical Advisory Council for the Liver Health Foundation and the Co-Chair of the National MAC for the American Liver Foundation. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Chronic Liver Disease Foundation.

Dr. Saab served on the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Nominating Committee in 2014. He previously served as a member of the United Network for Organ Sharing Membership and Professional Standards Committee and Performance Analysis and Improvement Subcommittee. Dr. Saab was also a member of the Minority Affairs Committee Member and Cultural Diversity for the American College of Gastroenterology.

Dr. Saab, a sought-after speaker, has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America," has received the Distinguished Achievement Award from his Division of Digestive Diseases. He has published over 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has authored many book chapters, editorials, abstracts, and poster presentations. Dr. Saab is on the editorial board of more than a dozen journals and is currently the Liver Section Editor for the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.


Sammy Saab
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