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Meet Our Doctors

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Dr. Fardin Hakakian, D.P.M. - Podiatrist

Dr. Fardin Hakakian, D.P.M., is a top-rated podiatrist providing skilled, compassionate care for patients in and around Tarzana, CA. At his practice on Wilbur Avenue, Dr. Hakakian offers the most advanced nonsurgical and surgical treatments for an array of foot- and ankle-related issues, including ingrown toenails, toenail fungus, bunions, corns and calluses, and heel pain. The practice is equipped with the latest technology for treatments that are safe, effective, and customizable for each patient’s unique needs, including laser systems for toenail fungus treatment, minimally invasive bunion surgery and ingrown toenail surgery procedures, PRP injections for soft tissue and traumatic injuries, and sports medicine treatments for athletes of all levels.

Dr. Hakakian earned his medical degree at California College of Podiatric Medicine followed by a residency at LAC/USC Medical Center. As a leading podiatrist in Tarzana, CA, he has extensive experience in foot and ankle surgeries using both traditional and minimally invasive techniques for optimal outcomes and a fast return to mobility and improved quality of life. Dr. Hakakian is board certified by the American Board of Lower Extremity Surgery, a diplomate of the American Board of Disability Analysts and a fellow of the American Professional Wound Care Association. He welcomes the opportunity to care for new patients and the practice accepts most major medical insurance plans.

Dr. Jason Khadavi - Podiatrist

Dr. Khadavi is a Los Angeles native who earned his undergraduate degree at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He went on to attend the California School of Podiatric Medicine in Oakland, California, and then completed a three-year surgical residency at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco, California. During his podiatry training and residency, Dr. Khadavi focused heavily on foot and ankle surgery, with a particular emphasis on innovative solutions that restore patient mobility with less downtime.

Dr. Greg Khounganian - Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Greg Khounganian is board certified in spine surgery that emphasizes minimally invasive techniques. After earning his medical degree from the University of Southern California, he completed his orthopedics surgery residency in New York City. As he grew adept at treating a variety of orthopedic problems, ranging from sports injuries to broken bones to arthritic joint conditions, Dr. Khounganian developed an interest in spine and spine-related disorders.

Dr. Vlad Gendelman - Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Vlad Gendelman received his Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Southern California and received his Doctorate from University of California at Irvine. Dr. Gendelman went on to complete his residency in Orthopedic Surgery at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn, NY. During his time in Brooklyn, NY he has served as a team physician of Sheepshead Bay High School Varsity and Junior Varsity Football Teams. Dr. Gendelman is licensed to practice medicine in the state of California, and is board certified with American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Gendelman holds membership in various professional organizations, including the Los Angeles County Medical Association, the California Medical Association, California Orthopedic Association and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery.

Dr. Jejuda Renan - Obstetrician, Gynecologist (OBGYN)

Dr. Jehuda Renan is an OB-GYN treating patients in Tarzana, California, and the surrounding communities. His goal as a practitioner is to ensure that each of his patients receives the highest available standard of medical care. He holds certification from the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and is affiliated with facilities including the Providence Tarzana Medical Center and the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. In order to pursue his medical degree, Dr. Renan attended the Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine. He continued his medical education at Chaim Sheba Medical Center and Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he received residency training in general surgery. Dr.Renan has also completed a residency program in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Patients visiting Dr. Renan can receive a full range of obstetric and gynecological services. He provides Pap smear procedures, annual gynecological examinations, osteoporosis evaluations, menopause consultations, contraception, and general consultations.

Dr. Julio Lemus - Obstetrician, Gynecologist (OBGYN)

Dr. Julio Lemus' mission is to provide the best care that he can to his patients. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

He had his Internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at UCLA School of Medicine and his residency training in OBGYN at Pennsylvania State University. He then became a faculty at the University of Miami and UCLA School of Medicine.  He has additional training in General Surgery from Stanford University and the University of California San Francisco. He has done a Research Fellowship in Critical Care at Cedars Sinai Research Institute in Los Angeles. He has also developed computer programs applied to Medicine and has conducted research, publications and lectures in the areas of Infertility, Cervical Cancer, Endometriosis, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Active Management of Labor, Intra-partum Monitoring, Critical Care and many other subjects

Dr. Gary Ott - Board Certified Physician

With over 20 years of experience, Board-Certified physician Gary D. Ott, MD, is located in Brentwood, Los Angeles as well as West Hills, CA.

He specializes in Hormone - Restoration and Youthful - Aging, changing the lives of both Men and Women. His treatment programs are designed for increased energy, strength, and weight loss. Patients return to us, reporting better moods, memory, and metal clarity. His patients experience restored libido, improved relationships, and enjoy feeling younger, healthier and happier again.

Dr. Farhad Rafii - Cardiologist

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Volunteer Faculty. Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Dr. Rafii joined Interventional Cardiology Medical Group in August 2013. He holds five board certifications and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Board of Cardiovascular Diseases, the National Board of Echocardiography, International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners, and the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.

Dr. Rafii has co-authored and published multiple manuscripts and original research articles in major cardiovascular journals. His clinical interests include prevention and treatment of coronary artery disease and heart attacks, heart failure, disorders of heart valves and heart rhythm, cholesterol abnormalities, hypertension, and heart disease in women.

Dr. Shankar Lakshman - Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Lakshman is a board certified plastic surgeon and is also board certified in surgery of the hand. He began his training in one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation working for three years in pre-requisite general surgery residency. Afterward, Dr. Lakshman worked for a year and half with a burn and wound care fellowship at the same institution. During this time, he learned to resuscitate burn victims and treat the terrible, painful and disfiguring scars caused by burns. He spent countless days and nights in the Burn ICU with patients suffering from post-burn infections and inhalational injury. Burn surgery is a challenging and rewarding field but it is 24 hour, 7 days a week commitment requiring ‘round the clock patient care. This intense experience in the surgical and ICU management of the most challenging and life threatening conditions experienced by surgical patients gave Dr. Lakshman a level of confidence and surgical skill that he now brings to every client in his plastic surgery practice.

Dr. Samuel Kashani - General Surgery, Bariatric

Samuel Kashani, MD is a board-certified general and bariatric surgeon. He has an extensive background in bariatric surgery, as well as gastrointestinal, hernia and cancer surgery. His expertise includes using minimally invasive Single Port techniques laparoscopically in any of the above surgeries as well as weight loss procedures performed at the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence Dr. Kashani’s serves as the current Chief of Surgery at Sherman Oaks Hospital, is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA School of Nursing, is a general surgeon at Wound Care Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, and has been running his own private practice since 2008 on the Westside and San Fernando Valley.

Dr. Kashani completed his Doctor of Medicine as well as a Master of Science degree (Applied Physiology) at Rosalind Franklin University in 2002. He then completed his internship and residency in general surgery at UCSF – East Bay Surgery Program, when he volunteered at the Guatemala Surgical Mission. He also completed a fellowship in minimally invasive, advanced laparoscopic, and bariatric surgery at Cedars– Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Kashani is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Shervin Aminpour - Facial Plastic Surgeon, Ear, Nose, & Throat

As a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Shervin Aminpour is one of the most qualified ENT specialists in Los Angeles. In the interest of providing the best facial plastic surgery Los Angeles has available, Dr. Aminpour constantly provides his patients with the most up to date care available by staying abreast with advancements in his field. In addition to his two private practices in the San Fernando Valley where he expertly treats patients with a wide assortment of conditions, Dr. Aminpour ensures that he expands his technique and expertise as a facial plastic surgeon by maintaining a membership on prominent medical boards and societies.

Dr. Obaida Batal - Gastroenterologist, General Surgeon

Dr. Obaida Batal is a general surgeon in Anaheim, California. He received his medical degree from University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice between 6-10 years