Dr. Peyman Tashkandi

Dr. Peyman Tashkandi

Director of Psychiatry

Dr. Peyman Tashkandi is double board-certified in General Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Tashkandi has spent his career exploring the inner workings of the mind and is especially interested in the relationship between psychiatry, medicine, and the human experience. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in sociology and premedical studies at UCLA, where he graduated with honors. While in college, Dr. Tashkandi joined the Persian American Cancer Institute (PACI) and later became their spokesperson. He obtained his master’s degree in Medical Sciences from the Western University of Health Sciences in California in 2012 when he began writing what would become an award-winning chapter in The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneruosurgery.

In 2012, Dr. Tashkandi attended Medical School at the Western University of Health Sciences and graduated in 2016. Upon graduation, he started his residency in general adult psychiatry. Upon completion in 2019, he went on to complete his fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the USC Keck School of Medicine, where he served as an education chief and helped care for the underserved population in the greater Los Angeles area. While there, he gained deep experience treating complex, challenging cases of numerous psychiatric disorders, with added emphasis on eating disorders.

Dr. Tashkandi is currently a part-time clinical faculty member of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He participates in teaching and part-time patient care. His philosophy is to use evidence-based medicine and a whole-person approach in treating patients, utilizing medication management, psychotherapy, and education. Dr. Tashkandi is passionately interested in educating the public about mental health issues and is working to raise awareness of mental health concerns affecting all communities. The opportunity to care for patients at Ketamine Clinics Los Angeles fits perfectly with Dr. Tashkandi’s passion for comprehensive, evidence-based, effective modalities to provide patients with the best chance of relief.

In Tashkandi’s spare time, he enjoys tennis, playing guitar, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends.

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