Peter A. Singer, M.D.
Board Chair Emeritus
Chief, Clinical Endocrinology
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Peter A. Singer, M.D. served as Board Chair for over 20 years, and has been an active board member since 1990. Dr. Singer’s interest in East Meets West is an outgrowth of his experience as a battalion doctor with U.S. Armed Forces in Da Nang, Vietnam from 1966-1967. At that time he became aware of the significant needs of the very poor in Vietnam, and began medical and relief efforts. His association with EMW has allowed him to continue to assist the poor in Vietnam.
Peter is a native San Franciscan, and completed his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley, and received his medical degree from University of California at San Francisco (UCSF). He currently is Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, where he is active in clinical practice, teaching, and research. Dr. Singer has been married since 1971 to Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, who is Professor of Public Health and Asian-American Studies at UCLA. Despite being employed by rival universities, Peter and Margie have set aside their academic differences and have raised two great kids, Jonathan and Joana.