Jimmy Hara, MD


Dr. Jimmy Hara has served on the PSR-LA Board of Directors since 1981, including service as Chapter President for 15 years and now Vice President. He has served on the National PSR Board as Pacific Regional Director and has been active with the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). He is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Residency Director Emeritus for the Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Family Medicine Residency after having served 25 years as Residency Director.

Dr. Hara is the Lead Physician for Community Benefit for Kaiser Permanente Southern California. He chairs the California Healthcare Workforce Policy Commission for the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development and serves on the Board of Trustees for the Health Professions Education Foundation for the State of California. He has volunteered regularly at the Venice Family Clinic, Saban Free Clinic, Asian Pacific Health Care Venture, UCLA Mobile Clinic, and UCLA Salvation Army Homeless Shelters. He currently serves as Venice Family Clinic Board Chair. Two years ago he launched the Southern California Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program that affords opportunities for health professional students to provide service to medically underserved communities. He is Medical Co-Director and Chair of their Advisory Board. Doctor Hara’s wife and two sons were start to finish participants of the Great Peace March for Nuclear Disarmament in 1985.