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Brian Erich Platz, MD

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My specialty:
Pathology

My provider affiliation:
Kaiser Permanente provider

I speak: English

My gender: Male

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About me

Welcome to my Web page! Like many Southern Californians, I am of Midwestern stock (grew up in Chicago and Iowa City). I went to college at Duke University, where I majored in music, and then completed medical school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. From there, I came to California for residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Los Angeles County Hospital + USC Medical Center, where I also completed fellowship training in blood banking and transfusion medicine.

Biography

I enjoy delving into a variety of things...some stick, others get quickly left behind. My current enjoyments include backgammon, sudoku, and Ultimate Fighting Championship Mixed Martial Arts (just like to watch...took ninjitsu for a while, but got bored). I scuba dive on occasion. In the past I've gone sky diving and played tournament bridge (achieved Regional Master level). I have always loved music (pop/alternative) and still play the piano on occasion.

About my practice

I practice surgical pathology at our Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles facility and am also the medical director of our West Los Angeles transfusion service. The transfusion service team evaluates patient blood samples to ensure the safe selection and transfusion of all types of blood products, including red blood cells, plasma, platelets, coagulation factors, and Rh immune globulin.

How I thrive

I eat lots of broccoli, work out at the gym two or three times a week, walk with my dogs, ride my bike, and go to aerobics and an occasional yoga class. I try to eat healthfully, but I enjoy some dietary indulgences. I get as much sleep as I can.

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My Provider type

Physicians and Surgeons

Medical groups and plans

Southern California Permanente Medical Group

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  • Exclusive Provider Organization (EPO)
  • HMO
  • Medi-Cal Managed Care
  • Point-of-Service Plan (POS)
  • Senior Advantage/Medicare Cost
Laboratory Department
6041 Cadillac Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90034

Contact information

  • Advice/appointments/cancellations/messages
  • 1-833-574-2273 (1-833-KP4CARE) (toll free)
  • California Relay Service
  • 711 (TTY for the hearing/speech impaired)
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  • 323-857-2000

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My training, certifications and licensing

Medical school

University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Chapel Hill , NC

Board certification

Pathology - Anatomic and Clinical

American Board of Pathology

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

American Board of Pathology

Medical training

Internship

Pathology

Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Residency

Pathology

Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Fellowship

Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine

Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center
Los Angeles , CA

Joined Permanente Medical Group

2001

Active license information

License number

G75602

License type

PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON

License issuing state

CALIFORNIA

National Provider Identifier (NPI)

1982775938
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This page was last updated on:

12/15/2018