About the author
Drs. David and Michael Albin own and operate the Hernia Center of Southern California and the Pasadena Surgery Center, LLC. As recognized experts in hernia repair, Drs. David and Michael Albin have performed over 20,000 hernia surgeries. Certified by the American Board of General Surgery, Drs. David and Michael Albin are fellows of the American College of Surgeons and Qualified Medical Examiners. They believe in the importance of fitness. They are accomplished athletes. Drs. David and Michael Albin devote their entire surgical practice to hernia repair, and have even perfected their own hernia surgical procedure, "The Albin Technique" which they presented and received acclaim for at the American College of Surgeons and American Hernia Society meetings. Dr. Michael Albin brings with him state-of-the art laparoscopic and robotic hernia techniques as well as the latest in open hernia repair techniques. Drs. David and Michael Albin are known throughout Los Angeles County as the surgeon to see for hernias. They are the hernia surgeons for the Los Angeles Police Department, Sheriff Department, California Highway Patrol, Los Angeles City and County Fire Departments, the Los Angeles Unified School District in addition to many athletes. Premier hernia specialists Drs. David and Michael Albin are the only father-son team in the nation treating patients together.
Dr. David Albin is the Medical Director for the HCSC (Hernia Center of Southern California) and the Pasadena Surgery Center, LLC. He has authored and published numerous medical articles. He graduated from Kasturba Medical School, then went on to attend Buffalo Medical School in New York. Dr. David Albin completed his internship at the Downstate Medical Center in New York. He then moved to California and completed his residency in surgery at King/Drew UCLA Medical Center.
Dr. David Albin believes in the importance of fitness for all around good health. He is an accomplished triathlete, having completed 20 Ironman events: 5 full Ironman and 15 Half Ironman races. He has also run the Boston Marathon.
Co-author Dr. Michael Albin joined the staff of the HCSC as a general surgeon and hernia doctor in 2014. Dr. Michael Albin works alongside his father, David Albin, who founded the specialty hernia practice in 1987. Dr. Michael Albin completed his General Surgery Residency at Hofstra School of Medicine in New York. He graduated from medical school in 2009 earning his M.D. from Penn State College of Medicine.
Dr. Michael Albin volunteers as an emergency responder for the Pasadena Fire Department CERT battalion. Dr. Michael Albin is a volunteer physician on the prestigious Air5 rescue helicopter AS-332L1 Super Puma of the Special Enforcement Bureau – Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, the largest Airbus EMS aircraft in the United States. He is also a member of the Wilderness Medical Society and the Air Medical Physician Association. He focuses on athletics and good health. He was a swimmer and water polo player in high school. He picked up triathlons alongside his father in college. During this time, they scaled Mt. Kilimanjaro. He keeps himself in top physical shape with daily strength and conditioning, and as an active martial artist.