Los Angeles physician elected CMA Speaker of the House

October 23, 2022

Los Angeles family medicine physician Jack Chou, M.D., today was elected the new Speaker of the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates at the association’s annual meeting. He previously served three years as vice speaker. Joining Dr. Chou on the dais will be newly elected vice speaker San Francisco dermatologist Lawrence Cheung, M.D.

Dr. Chou splits his clinical time between primary care, urgent care and hospitalist duties at Kaiser Baldwin Park Medical Center since 1999. He has been the Physician-in-charge for the Family Medicine Department at Kaiser Baldwin Park Medical Center, Family Medicine Medical Office Building since 2006. Dr. Chou became the Chief of Service of the Family Medicine Department in July 2018 overseeing five medical office locations. 

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

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

Dr. Chou has served as a member of the CMA House of Delegates since 2001. He was elected to represent LACMA on the CMA Board of Trustees in 2010 and served on the CMA Council on Ethical Affairs 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 was raised 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, California.

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

The full 2022-2023 CMA Executive Committee includes:

  • President: Donaldo Hernandez, M.D., Santa Cruz

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

  • Chair of the Board: Shannon L. Udovic-Constant, M.D., San Francisco

  • Vice-Chair of the Board: Sergio R. Flores, M.D., San Diego

  • Speaker of the House: Jack Chou, M.D., Los Angeles

  • Vice-Speaker of the House: Lawrence Cheung, M.D., San Francisco



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