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Sammy Saab


Professor of Medicine and Surgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California

Sammy Saab, MD, is Associate Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Surgery. He is also Head of Outcomes Research in Hepatology at the Pfleger Liver Institute at

UCLA. Dr Saab received his BS, MD, and MPH from UCLA. He completed his residency in internal medicine at University of California at San Diego Medical Center and a fellowship in gastroenterology/hepatology at UCLA Center for Health Sciences. Dr Saab is board certified in internal medicine, gastroenterology, and transplant hepatology.


Dr Saab is active on many local, national, and international committees, including the Medical Advisory Committee of the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Liver Foundation, Morbidity and Mortality Committee for the Department of Internal Medicine,  and the Liver Transplant Executive Committee of the UCLA Division of Transplantation. He was on the 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 has been an investigator in numerous clinical trials, a frequently invited speaker worldwide and leads a continuously annual patient education seminar.  He is has been awarded one of the “Best Doctors in America”, received the Distinguished Achievement Award from his Division of Digestive Diseases, and was awarded an honorary fellowship degree from the American Gastroenterological Association and the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease.


Dr Saab has published almost 200 peer-reviewed articles. He has also authored many book chapters, editorials, abstracts, and poster presentations.  Dr Saab is on the editorial board of over a dozen journals.