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LACMA Secretary Announces Run for CA State Senate

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Los Angeles urological surgeon Vito D. Imbasciani, M.D., recently announced his candidacy for the California State Senate, District 26 (Beverly Hills & West Hollywood to Palos Verdes). The seat is being vacated by Ted Lieu, who is running for the U.S. House of Representatives seat held by retiring Congressman Henry Waxman. Dr. Imbasciani currently serves as Secretary of LACMA and has served on the California Medical Association’s Board of Trustees since 2005.

Dr. Imbasciani has 28 years of serving as an officer of the U.S. Army Medical Corps, and is currently serving as the State Surgeon of the California Army National Guard. He served four active-duty tours, including in Iraq as a battalion surgeon in 2004 and in Germany in 2006 as a hospital surgeon, where he treated wounded soldiers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


Dr. Imbasciani’s personal story and lifetime of military service was recognized as an inspiration by President Obama for the repeal of the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” military policy. In order for Dr. Imbasciani to serve his country, he had to make a deep personal sacrifice, keeping the existence of his partner and their two sons a secret.

Dr. Imbasciani has dedicated his life not only to the health and well being of our soldiers in uniform, but to families across Los Angeles and California. Dr. Imbasciani has worked as a practicing surgeon with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group for many years. In addition, Dr. Imbasciani serves on the boards of numerous non-profits and community organizations dedicated to improving quality and access to health care throughout California.


He has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors for excellence in the practice of medicine, including Exceptional Physician of the Year at Kaiser West Los Angeles Hospital and the Surgeon General’s Excalibur Award for a program he created that is designed to improve the health and fitness of soldiers in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Join LACMA and CMA for a reception in support of Dr. Imbasciani on Wednesday, March 12th. Click here for more details.

To learn more about Dr. Imbasciani’s run for Senate, click here.

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