About Us

Founded in 2007 thanks to a generous start-up grant from Kaiser Permanente of Southern California, the Los Angeles Schweitzer Fellows Program is dedicated to developing a corps of emerging professionals who enter the workforce with the skills and commitment necessary to address unmet health needs.

leadership team

Jennifer Kwon, DrPH, MPH Program Co-Director
University of Southern California

Amit Sura, MD, MBA Program Co-Director
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

advisory board

Dean Althea Alexander
Office of Diversity
Keck School of Medicine of USC

Steven Chen, PharmD, FASHP, FCSHP, FNAP 
Associate Dean
University of Southern California School of Pharmacy

Patrick Dowling, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
UCLA Department of Family Medicine

Jimmy H. Hara, MD, FAAFP
Associate Dean
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Health Science
Advisory Board Chair

Koy S. Parada, PhD(c), MPH
Global, Community & Urban Health Coordinator
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Program School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University

Ritesh Srivastava, Esq.
Director, Compliance
Avanir Pharmaceuticals

John K. Su,* MD, MPH
Family Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles
Program Director

Amit Sura,* MD, MBA
Program Co-Director and Chair of the Board
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

*Fellows for Life