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GME Faculty

Eric Fong

Gösta W. Iwasiuk, MD, F.A.C.S.

Gösta W. Iwasiuk, M.D., F.A.C.S. was born in Linz, Austria. His family immigrated to the USA when he was eleven. He grew up in Peoria, Illinois where he graduated from high school as Valedictorian of his class. He completed his pre-med at Bradley University, started medical school at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and finished at UCLA, graduating with honors and as a member of AOA, the medical honorary fraternity. His internship was at LA County USC Medical Center. His love for all medical specialties led him to take residency training in General Practice at Ventura County Hospital. After that he served two years in the USAF during the Vietnam era attaining the rank of Major. After returning to the area, he practiced in Santa Paula until 1977 when he decided to return to residency, this time in General Surgery.  He started at the University of Irvine, and finished at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara. He has been in practice limited to surgery since 1981.

He and his wife reside in Southern California on his citrus and avocado ranch. He has one daughter and two grandchildren. He is board certified in General Surgery and has re-certified attaining a ranking in the 99th percentile nationwide. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons and served as a board member of the Southern California Chapter. He also served as president of the Ventura County Medical Society as well as Chief of Staff of Santa Paula Memorial Hospital and Ventura County Medical Center, and also was a delegate to the California Medical Association. His professional interests are the gamut of General Surgery with special interests in Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery. His hobbies include skiing, biking, recently biking throughout Vermont, and sculpting, as well as writing non-fiction. His website is

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