Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
I am glad to have the opportunity to present my credentials to you and share other information about myself. It is very important that you feel comfortable with your personal physician, and I hope this page will help you start to get to know me.
I was born in Tehran, Iran in 1972. After the revolution, I was forced to move to Turkey, where I resided for four years prior to coming to the United States in 1989. I completed my undergraduate and graduate work at UCLA in biology/physiological sciences and cell, molecular, and developmental biology. After graduate school, I worked at the UCLA department of biology as a researcher until the start of medical school in 1999. I completed my internal medicine residency at Loma Linda University and joined Kaiser Permanente in 2007.
I feel that healthy living and preventive care are the best ways to stay healthy, but I am also here to help you when you are sick. I want to be your partner in health, and it helps me better care for you when you are actively involved in taking care of your health.
My family life is my major priority. I enjoy family outings to Dodger games, I referee for my son’s little league baseball games, and I try to remain active with my local softball team. My wife, two sons, and I enjoy summer camping trips to Lake Tahoe and quiet family time at home.