Los Angeles doctor elected president of CMA Chamber


October 23, 2022

Los Angeles family medicine physician Jack Chou, MD, was elected the new president of the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates today at the association’s annual meeting. He previously served as Vice President for three years. Joining Dr. Chou on the dais will be San Francisco’s new vice president-elect dermatologist Lawrence Cheung, MD

Dr. Chou has divided his clinical time between primary care, emergency care, and hospital duties at Kaiser Baldwin Park Medical Center since 1999. He is the physician in charge of the Department of Family Medicine at Kaiser Baldwin Park Medical Center, Family Medicine Medical Office Building since 2006. Dr. Chou became Service Chief of the Department of Family Medicine in July 2018, overseeing five medical offices.

Dr. Chou is a Partner of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) and is the Regional Chair of Health Information Management and Regional Co-Chair of the Southern California Permanente Medical Group Digitization Oversight Committee.

Since medical school, Dr. Chou has embraced leadership at all levels – local, state and national. Dr. Chou has been a member of the CMA and the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) since 1992 and has been a member of the American Medical Association since 1996.

Dr. Chou has been a member of the CMA House of Delegates since 2001. He was elected to represent LACMA on the CMA Board of Directors in 2010 and served on the CMA Ethics Affairs Council from 2011 to 2016. Dr. Chou is also active in his local, state, and national specialty societies, including serving as president and speaker of the California Academy of Family Physicians Congress of Delegates.

Dr. Chou grew up in a small rural town in Taiwan and later earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Miami, Florida, and his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. He completed his family medicine residency at Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Family Medicine Residency in Woodland Hills, CA.

Dr. Chou and his wife, Kathy, are the proud parents of twin daughters, Sarah and Samantha, and one son, Nathan. He spends most of his free time traveling with his family as part of the education of his children.

The full 2022-2023 CMA Executive Committee includes:

  • Chair: Donaldo Hernandez, MD, Santa Cruz

  • President-Elect: Tanya W. Spirtos, MD, Redwood City

  • Board Chair: Shannon L. Udovic-Constant, MD, San Francisco

  • Vice Chairman of the Board: Sergio R. Flores, MD, San Diego

  • Speaker of the Chamber: Jack Chou, MD, Los Angeles

  • House Vice President: Lawrence Cheung, MD, San Francisco

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