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Dr. Pouya Shafipour

Dr. Pouya Shafipour MD, BA, MS

Family Physician

Credentials of Dr. Pouya Shafipour MD, BA, MS


  • Medical School - Loma Linda University
  • Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, Residency in Family Medicine
  • University of California, Irvine, Internship in General Surgery
  • University of California, Berkeley (Bachelor’s)
  • Georgetown University, Master’s in Physiology and Biophysics

Languages Spoken

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine
  • American Board of Obesity Medicine

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Bariatric Physicians
  • The Obesity Society
  • Los Angeles County Medical Association
  • California Medical Association

Awards and Publications

  • American's Top Family Physicians, 2007
  • Patient's Choice Award 2013
  • Patient's Choice Award 2012
  • Shafipour P. Der-Sarkissian JK. “What Do I Do with My Morbidly Obese Patient? A Detailed Case Study of Bariatric Surgery in Kaiser Permanente Southern California”. Permanente Journal. September 2009.
  • Avvo.com Top Contributor to Patient Questions 2012
  • Marquis Who's Who in Medicine, 2008
  • Excellence in Research. 29th Annual Western Student Medical Research Committee
  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition Award 2012
  • Avvo Top Contributor Award 2012

Professional Statement

Dr. Shafipour is double board certified in Family Medicine and Obesity Medicine, specializing in a field of medicine known as Bariatric or Obesity Medicine. Bariatric physicians use safe and effective medication in conjunction with dietary, nutritional, behavioral, and exercise counseling to care for the obese and overweight patients. After finishing his residency he pursued his passion in obesity treatment and through extensive training by the American Society of Bariatric Physicians and The prestigious Harvard Obesity Courses, he has developed a weight loss program that not only focuses on healthy loss of weight but more on a well organized maintenance program. This program causes weight loss and maintenance of a healthy weight through a multi-level personalized approach of dietary and lifestyle transformation.

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