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John K. Su, MD, MPH, FAAFP

Assistant Professor

Dr. John Su’s medical career and practice encompasses family, community, and sports medicine. Dr. Su has contributed to the Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine and has provided coverage to athletic events. Dr. Su also cofounded the Los Angeles Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, a multi-disciplinary, service-learning fellowship for graduate students serving underserved populations.

Education and Training

  • BA, University of California, Berkeley
  • MD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • MPH, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Residency, Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, UCLA

Years

Selected Prior Positions

2005-present Clinical Faculty
Department of Family Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
2007-present Partner Physician, Family Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
2009-2013 Associate Program Director, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Family Medicine Residency
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
2010-2013 Associate Fellowship Director, Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Sports Medicine Fellowship
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
2011-2013 Regional Program Director, Kaiser Permanente Community Medicine Fellowship
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
2012-2018 Assistant Chief of Service, Department of Family Medicine
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
2013-present Program Director, KP Los Angeles Family Medicine Residency
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center
2016-present Curriculum Committee
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine
2017-present Admissions Committee
Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

Years

Selected Honors and Awards

2007 Harry Galanty Award for Outstanding Young Investigator
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
2008 Fellow
American Academy of Family Physicians
2009, 2011 Irv Rasgon Family Medicine Faculty of the Year
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Family Medicine Residency
2014 Outstanding NIPDD Research Award
AAFP Program Director’s Workshop Conference

Selected Publications

Selected peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Tantrophol M, Su J. Back Pain in a Cyclist. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2009. Supplement June 2009.
  • Fong M, Su J. Winged Scapula – Parsonage Turner Case. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 2011. Supplement June 2011.
  • Ramirez J, Su J. Management of Athlete with Concussion. Permanente Journal. Spring 2012
  • Schwartz E, Su J. Plantar Fasciitis: A Concise Review. Permanente Journal. Winter 2014. Vol 18(1):e105-107.
  • Vasquez M, Patel L, Su, J et al. Special Olympics World Games 2015 Planning. Current Sports Medicine Review 2015. PMID: 25968846