Parviz Amid, MD, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and Royal College of Surgeons of England and professor of clinical surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, is the executive director of the Lichtenstein Amid Hernia Institute. Dr. Amid was the co-founder of the Lichtenstein Hernia Institute and helped to define the modern era of hernia surgery. He is an instrumental figure in herniology and established many of the principles of modern hernia repair and the treatment of chronic pain after hernia surgery. He is the co-founder and past president of the American Hernia Society. He has trained expert hernia surgeons from all over the world and has lectured across the U.S. and throughout Europe, Canada, Asia, South America and Australia. He is an international expert on pain problems after hernia surgery.
David Chen, MD, a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and assistant clinical professor of surgery at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, is the clinical director of the Lichtenstein Amid Hernia Institute. He was directly trained by Dr. Amid in proper Lichtenstein technique, complex hernia management and repair, and operative management of hernia pain. He has lectured and published on hernia repair and chronic pain after hernia surgery. He is an expert in both open and laparoscopic techniques for hernia repair and post-operative chronic pain. He is focused on treatment, education and research for primary repair of hernias, advanced laparoscopic techniques for abdominal wall reconstruction and hernia repair, and surgery for chronic pain. Learn more about Dr. Chen >