Payam Vahedifar, M.D.Dr. Vahedifar is a diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, a specialty that emphasizes the non-surgical management of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal systems.
also interprets and performs electrodiagnostic studies that help in delineating the etiology of musculoskeletal symptoms and help with the diagnosis and eventually the treatment of these disorders.Dr. Vahedifar
believes in a multidiscipline approach to the management of musculoskeletal disorders and works closely with both surgeons and physical therapists to help with acute and chronic pain relief and muscle and skeletal therapy and rehabilitation.Dr. Vahedifar received his Bachelor's Degree from the University
of California, Los Angeles.He earned his Medical Degree from theTulane Medical School
in New Orleans, Louisiana, and returnedto UCLA
residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation.During his residency training he was a member of the spinal cord injury team at Rancho Los Amigos Hospital, where he received extensive training in management of acute and chronic spinal cord injuries.He
has also received extensive training in management of nonsurgical orthopedic and neurological diseases through the UCLA
Department of Neurology and Orthopedic Surgery.Dr. Vahedifar
is currently Attending Staff for acute rehabilitation at St. Joseph's Medical Center and Holy Cross Medical Center
is also Attending Staff at Santa Monica UCLA Hospital
as well as Encino-TarzanaHospital and Orthopedic Hospital
main areas of interest include patient rehabilitation management in an acute rehabilitation setting, cervical and spinal disorders and interventional pain management techniques that will help in the recovery from these ailments and injuries, as well as electrodiagnostic studies to help in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological illness.