Dr. Kenji Inaba

Dr. Kenji Inaba MD, FACS, FRCSC, is a Professor, Clinical Scholar, of Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesia at the University of Southern California. He completed his undergraduate studies in Physiology at McGill University and a Master’s degree at the University of Toronto. He then went to medical school at Queen’s University and completed his surgical training at the University of Western Ontario. This was followed by both Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care fellowships at the University of Miami’s Ryder Trauma Center.

Now at USC, he is currently the Vice Chair of the Department of Surgery, and the program director for both the General Surgery Residency and the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship, responsible for the oversight of all general and trauma surgery training. He is also the Medical Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit and the Associate Trauma Medical Director. While at USC, he has been the recipient of 26 teaching awards including the USC Keck School of Medicine Overall Excellence in Teaching Award for the Clinical Sciences, the Alpha Omega Alpha Honorary Medical Fraternity Faculty Teaching Award, and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. He was also recently awarded the Master Teacher Distinction by the Keck School of Medicine at USC. He has lectured extensively, having given more than 406 invited lectures around the world. As a researcher, he has mentored more than 149 research fellows and students who have garnered 34 separate research awards for their work. Dr. Inaba has authored more than 525 peer reviewed articles, 412 scientific presentations, 54 textbook chapters and is the editor of 7 textbooks. In addition to his service to the University and the injured patients of Los Angeles County, he volunteers extensively in a wide range of capacities. He is a member of more than a dozen surgical societies, and is an integral part of their working committees. This includes chairing the education committee for the nationally recognized American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma Stop the Bleed program and the Mobile Advanced Trauma Life Support course. He has also led medical teams into areas hit by natural disasters such as Haiti and Nepal, immediately after their earthquakes, providing critical medical and surgical care to those that were injured.

Dr. Inaba is also a sworn Police Officer and the Chief Surgeon for the LAPD, currently assigned to Metropolitan Division. In addition to working patrol, he provides technical expertise across the department and is available 24/7 to the Chief of Police to provide medical care for our injured officers.