Dr. Amir Mehran MD, FACS, FASMBS
Brown University, Sc.B. (1990)
Duke University, M.D. (1994)
UCSF & SBMC, Surgery (1999)
Cleveland Clinic, Florida (2003)
Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery
Dr. Mehran’s career in modern bariatric surgery began over a decade ago with an extended fellowship in bariatric and minimally invasive surgery. The comprehensive experience introduced him to all aspects of bariatric surgery, from the necessary technical skills to the critical postoperative patient management expertise. In 2003, he joined the newly formed UCLA Bariatric Surgery Program, where proper patient selection, thorough preparation, and extensive education were the hallmarks of successful outcomes. Dr. Mehran assumed the program’s leadership role 3 years later. Under his direction, UCLA Bariatrics went on to become uniquely certified as a Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, as well as all of Southern California’s large health-plans.
Dr. Mehran is board certified in surgery and licensed in California. He is a member of multiple surgical societies and has served as a consultant for various regulatory agencies, surgical journals, the media, and the medical industry. In recognition of his dedication and efforts, his peers have repeatedly elected him to the Southern California Super Doctors list. Dr. Mehran has contributed to over 160 publications and presentations and has mentored numerous fellows, residents, and medical students.
Having successfully performed close to 1000 laparoscopic stapled bariatric and general surgery operations, he left UCLA in 2012 in order to pursue his long-standing professional goals in a setting that would further advance his vision and efforts in weight-loss and general surgery.