Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law alumna and Board of Advisors member Dr. Zeinab H. Dabbah, M.D. (J.D. ’12) has been recognized with the university’s Distinguished Alumni Award for her exceptional work within and beyond the Chapman community.
“We could not be more proud to claim Zeinab as one of our distinguished alumni and board members,” Fowler School of Law Dean Matt Parlow said. “The impact that Zeinab has made in her career and the Chapman community exemplifies the greatest qualities of the Chapman spirit.”
Dr. Dabbah was one of fifteen alumni honored at the inaugural Chapman University Distinguished Alumni Awards Celebration earlier this month. The honorees were recognized for the different ways they have used their talents to shape their respective industries and better their communities. Dr. Dabbah, who is an accomplished leader in the medical and legal communities, has long been a supporter of the law school and university.
Within the Chapman community, Dr. Dabbah and her husband, Dr. Daniel Temianka, have been great friends of the law school and university, contributing to the naming of the Professor Frank Doti Lecture Hall in Kennedy Hall as well as founding an endowed music professorship and scholarship in memory of Daniel’s father, renowned musician Henri Temianka. Dr. Dabbah serves as vice chair of the Chapman University Board of Trustees and serves on the Crean College of Health and Behavior Sciences Leadership Council. She joined the Fowler School of Law Board of Advisors in 2017.
“It was one of the best experiences of my life attending law school at Chapman, and it has been an honor to serve on the Board of Trustees,” Dabbah said. “There are no words to describe my gratitude for being chosen as a distinguished alumna and to be amongst such amazing recipients.”
Dr. Dabbah began her career in the medical field as a primary care physician and internist at Healthcare Partners Medical Group, where she also served as a regional utilization management medical director. She then became managing medical director with Blue Cross of California before serving as a senior medical director and regional vice president with Anthem Blue Cross. She is also a Certified Health Insurance Executive (CHIE) from America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP). She earned her M.D. from Cairo University Medical School and completed her residency at Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center. In addition to her work with Chapman, she has served on the clinical faculty at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She earned her J.D., cum laude, with an emphasis certificate in Advocacy and Dispute Resolution from the Fowler School of Law. She is the founding partner of the Law Offices of Zeinab Dabbah in San Marino, which provides legal counsel to health plans, hospitals and medical groups.