Board Members:






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Dr. Bernard Novak:
A University of Pittsburgh graduate, earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He did his internship at the Naval Hospital in Oakland and his residency in the U.S. Navy/U.C. San Francisco combined program. He is Board Certified, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has practiced surgery since 1977.
Dr. Clarence Petrie:
Received his medical degree from the University of Cape Town where he also did his internship. He held residencies at Edendale and Groote Schuur Hospitals in South Africa and also at the Mayo Clinic where he did residencies in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery and was a Special Clinical Fellow. He joined the staff in 1972 and practiced surgery, taught in the Mayo Medical School and the Surgical Residents Program. He was promoted to Assistant Professor of Surgery in 1974. He is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Dr. Jeffrey Johnsrud :
received two Bachelors of Science Degrees from the University of Southern California prior to receiving his Medical Degree there. He also did his internship and residency at the Los Angeles County, University of Southern California Medical Center and became a Board Certified surgeon in 1988 and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Jack Brauns: (Founder)
Received his medical degree from the University of Torino Medical School in Torino, Italy. He interned at St. Elizabeth Hospital in New Jersey and performed his surgical residency at Lincoln Hospital in New York City. He attended the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Medicine. He is Board Certified, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has been practicing general surgery since 1957.


Dr. Robert Moran: (Founder)
A University of Notre Dame graduate, received his medical degree from the University of Buffalo. He interned at Georgetown University Hospital and did his surgical residency at Millard Fillmore Hospital. He is Board Certified, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and has been practicing general and vascular surgery since 1966.


National Ambulatory Hernia Institute
1837 Sunny Crest DR - Fullerton, CA 92835
Toll phone: 1 800 962-3766 - Telephone: 1 714 446-6670 - Fax: 1 714 446 6668