Ernest F. Ribera, M.D. Burlingame Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Sara Sameshima, PA-C

Gastroenterology & Hepatology located in Peninsula, Burlingame, CA
Meet Sara Sameshima, PA-C


Sara Sameshima is a board-certified Physician Assistant (PA) with experience in Emergency Medicine and now Gastroenterology. Born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, Sara left the islands for the University of Southern California(USC) in Los Angeles.

After graduating as a cum laude Renaissance Scholar from USC in 2012, Sara taught English in southern Japan for a year before returning to the states to pursue her career in medicine.

She also has experience working in clinical research with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center studying the relationships between ethnicity, body fat distribution, diet, and cancer risk as well as with allergy & asthma clinical trials.

She graduated from the Keck School of Medicine of USC's PA Program in 2018 after being inducted into the prestigious Pi Alpha Honor Society and joined Dr. Ribera's practice in July 2018.

Sara is passionate about preventative health practices in gastrointestinal health and approaching the patient as a whole to determine the best course of treatment. In her spare time, Sara enjoys traveling, trying new foods, watching USC Trojan football, and exploring the Bay Area with her husband and daughter.