Dr Sammy Saab is a Professor in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Surgery at
the David Geffen School of Medicine. He is also Head of Outcomes Research in
Hepatology at the Pfleger Liver Institute.
Dr. Saab received his BS, MD, and MPH degrees from UCLA. He 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.
He has received 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 active in 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 (2004-2007). He currently on the local
and national medical board for the American Liver Foundation.
Dr. Saab was elected to American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
Nominating Committee in 2014. He previously served as member of United Network for
Organ Sharing Membership and Professional Standards Committee and Performance
Analysis and Improvement Subcommittee. Dr. Saab was also an active member of the
Minority Affairs Committee Member and Cultural Diversity for the American College of
Dr. Saab has been an investigator in numerous clinical trials, a frequently invited
speaker worldwide, and leads an annual patient education seminar.
He has been named one of the "Best Doctors in America," has received the
Distinguished Achievement Award from his Division of Digestive Diseases.
Dr. Saab has published over 300 peer-reviewed manuscripts. He has authored many book
chapters, editorials, abstracts, and poster presentations.
Dr. Saab is on the editorial board of more than a dozen journal., and is currently
the Liver Section Editor for the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology.