Kamran Samakar, MA, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC

Kamran Samakar received his BA, with a major in philosophy and minor in biology and chemistry, from the University of California San Diego in 2001. He received his MA in Bioethics in 2003. His thesis project is entitled A Child’s Right to an Open Future: An Account of the Open Future from the Perspective of Well-being. He served as a Health Sciences Fellow of the Jewish Health Care Foundation and the Coro Center for Civic Leadership. Since graduating, he eceived his MD from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and completed his General Surgery Residency Program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He is now 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.    

Representative Publications

Brown AP, Brennan TA (1995), revised by Parker, LS, and Samakar, K.  Informed Consent: VI. Issues of Consent in Mental Healthcare.  In: Post SG, editor. Encyclopedia of Bioethics (3rd Edition).  New York, NY: MacMillan Reference USA 2003, 1307-1313.