Kaiser Permanente physician
My gender: Male
Accepting new patients. Referral may be required.
Hello, and welcome to my Web page. I am honored to be a part of the Kaiser Permanente Neurology Department. I welcome you to our practice and look forward to helping answer your questions and alleviate your concerns.
I am privileged to have experienced many cultures, both abroad and in the United States. This background informs all of my interactions with the people I meet. I was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to Pittsburgh, PA (Go Steelers!) at the age of 10. After living there for 11 years I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where I graduated from UC Berkeley (Go Bears!). I met my wife in medical school at Touro University - CA in Vallejo, CA, and we completed our residencies in Albany, NY at Albany Medical Center. In order to be closer to our families, we moved back to California where I completed my subspecialty training in stroke at UC San Diego. Now, we are very happy to call San Diego our home. My wife and I enjoy gardening in our yard, taking in the beautiful ocean and beaches, patronizing our local businesses and relaxing in the sun. We are excited to continue to explore all that San Diego has to offer.
I am a neurologist with subspecialty training in stroke. However, I evaluate and treat patients with multiple different kinds of neurologic disorders in the clinic and hospital. In the clinic, you will first be seen by our staff who will take your vital signs and some basic information. You and I will discuss your neurologic concerns and what work-up may be necessary. Following our first meeting, we will discuss the need for future follow-up and you will be welcome to contact our office by phone or e-mail regarding concerns or questions that may come up in the future. I believe a healthy patient-doctor relationship involves collaboration and respect, and I look forward to partnering with you.
I believe balance brings about health. I do my best to stay active by daily exercise, healthy eating, and getting involved in my community. I also believe that rest and relaxation are an important part of staying healthy. So, I try to enjoy the small things in life, like taking some time to sit quietly. Most importantly, I do not think there is a recipe book for thriving; each person has her or his own path.