Pedram Salimpour, MD, MPH


Pedram Salimpour, MD is the 143rd and youngest ever President of the Los Angeles County Medical Association.

Dr. Salimpour attended Boston University School of Medicine, where he was named both an Alpha Omega Alpha National Research Scholar and an Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society Member. Dr. Salimpour is the first ever two-time recipient of the American College of Physicians’ Research Award. He completed his residency at USC Medical Center /Keck School of Medicine.

In 2006 Dr. Salimpour co-founded CareNex Health Services, a healthcare technology organization specializing in neonatal disease management programs with presence in over 40% (650) of the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU’s) in the United States. In 2012 CareNex was wholly acquired by Wellpoint, Inc (NYSE: WLP). In 2007 Dr. Salimpour acquired Alvarado Hospital in San Diego from Tenet Health Care Corporation (NYSE: THC) and co-founded Plymouth Health, a physician-owned company that owned and operated the medical center until 2011. From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Salimpour served as co-founder of NexCare Collaborative, an organization serving the healthcare needs of more than 100,000 children and families in Southern California. Its collaborators included the National Institutes of Health and NBC Television.

Dr. Salimpour has co-authored major grant awards from the National Institutes of Health/National Library of Medicine and the UniHealth Foundation and has authored dozens of peer reviewed scientific abstracts and journal publications. In 2013 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, the world’s largest publisher of medical textbooks published, “Photographic Atlas of Pediatric Disorders and Diagnosis,” co-authored by Dr. Ralph Salimpour and Dr. Pejman Salimpour, father and brother of Dr. Pedram Salimpour. Currently, Dr. Salimpour serves as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board at Boston University School of Medicine, is a founding board member of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside, and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Discovery Science Museum in Los Angeles.

Dr. Salimpour has been a regularly invited speaker at national and international conferences. Most recently, Dr. Salimpour served as keynote speaker at the Annual Scientific Colloquium at the Whitehead Institute at MIT, gave the keynote commencement address to over 10,000 graduates at the University of California, Riverside and was the keynote speaker at the annual investors’ conference at Healthpoint Capital.

Currently, Dr. Salimpour is CEO and co-founder of Champion Health Enterprises, focused on the creation of novel health delivery systems for large employers. He serves also as a twice-appointed Commissioner of the Los Angeles Fire & Police Pensions Board, managing over $19 BB in assets.



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