Welcome. I hope this page finds you in good health and you find it useful for getting to know me. I derive great satisfaction from improving the quality of life of my patients. While I was a resident at USC, I was fortunate to spend time training at Kaiser Permanente in Harbor City. I noticed the Kaiser Permanente values and knew immediately that I wanted to be part of the organization. I wholeheartedly believe in our values and mission statement and am proud to be part of this medical group. I always feel I have the necessary support and freedom to provide the best possible care to my patients.
I was born in Iran and completed my medical school in Shiraz (Pahlavi) University in Iran, where my interest in obstetrics and gynecology initially began. My passion to practice advanced medicine and learn the most up to date surgical techniques led me to the United States, where I had the opportunity to work at Stanford University School of Medicine on different research projects. I also observed advanced laparoscopic surgeries and attended postgraduate training programs, as well as hands-on training workshops. I then started my Ob/Gyn internship at Kern Medical Center in 2001. At the end of an outstanding year, I was elected intern of the year by the department faculty. I transferred to USC to finish the remaining three years of residency. This was my golden opportunity to adapt to advanced medical technology, as well as face new challenges daily, which made me confident in taking care of more complicated cases. During my residency, I was exposed to the variety of surgical procedures in the field of urogynecology and became more aware that genitourinary disorders play an increasingly important role in the life of our female population.
In 2008, I was promoted to the Chief of the Department of Ob/Gyn. While I enjoy the variety in my day (i.e. prenatal care, delivering babies, surgeries, administrative responsibilities), I feel most fortunate to be able to make lives better in different ways. My role may be as simple as reassuring and encouraging you to eat healthy and exercise more, or in times of crisis, using all resources to help you decide which available medical or surgical option is right for you. I am constantly looking for opportunities to improve our processes and provide better care to the members of the Kaiser Permanente family. I feel this allows me to achieve my goals and to fulfill my obligation to society, the medical profession, and myself.
Outside of work, I have been happily married for more than 20 years and feel blessed with my lovely wife and two beautiful daughters. We love going to the beach, swimming, traveling, meeting up with friends, and watching movies.