Los Angeles psychiatrist George Fouras, M.D., is the Vice-Speaker of the California Medical Association (CMA) House of Delegates. Dr. Fouras has been a CMA member since 1996. He has served in the CMA House of Delegates for more than a decade and has held many leadership positions during his 27 years of membership. He is a past president of the San Francisco Marin Medical Society (SFMMS), the Northern California Regional Organization of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Southern California Psychiatric Society. He is a past chair of the SFMMS Political Action Committee, the current chair of the Los Angeles County Medical Association (LACMA) Political Action Committee (LACPAC), a councilor-at-large for LACMA, and the current secretary-treasurer of CMA’s Political Action Committee (CALPAC). Dr. Fouras also serves as a California delegate to the American Medical Association.
Dr. Fouras received his medical degree from Ohio State University. After graduating from medical school, he moved to Los Angeles where he completed his residency in general adult psychiatry and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center. After residency, Dr. Fouras spent 21 years working at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, where he was the first medical director of the Foster Care Mental Health Program and helped develop the first organized psychotropic oversight program in the State of California.
In 2017, Dr. Fouras moved back to Los Angeles to work in specialized foster care for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. He maintains membership in both SFMMS and LACMA. Dr. Fouras is board certified in General Adult Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is on the register of specialist consultants with the General Medical Council of the United Kingdom.