Omid Mehdizadeh, MD

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Board-Certified

Otolaryngologist – Voice & Swallowing Specialist, Head & Neck Surgery

Omid B. Mehdizadeh, MD a native of Los Angeles, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with High Distinction in Molecular and Cell Biology: Neurobiology. Thereafter, he completed a year of research in digestive diseases at the Digestive Diseases Research Center at UCLA. He received his medical degree from the University of California at Davis School of Medicine. Following his medical training, he was awarded a research fellowship with world-renowned voice and swallowing expert, Dr. Peter C. Belafsky, MD, PhD, where he published numerous peer reviewed articles focusing on the advanced treatment of swallowing disorders.

Career Highlights

Dr. Mehdizadeh completed a five-year residency in Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery at New York University. During his residency, he participated in surgical mission trips serving underprivileged and indigenous populations of Central America. He further realized his passion in laryngology when provided the unique opportunity of treating world-class opera and Broadway singers in Manhattan, New York.

He returned to the University of California at Davis to expand his expertise in complex voice and swallowing disorders while conducting a fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Peter Belafsky at the UC Davis Center for Voice and Swallowing. Dr. Mehdizadeh has presented at international conferences and has received multiple recognitions for his work. He is fluent in Farsi. Throughout his medical career, Dr. Mehdizadeh has focused his time educating medical and undergraduate students and by providing medical care to disenfranchised populations through community clinics.

Specialties

Affiliations, Education & Research

Education
  • B.A., High Distinction in Molecular and Cell Biology: Neurobiology, University of California at Berkeley
  • M.D., University of California at Davis School of Medicine
  • Residency, Head and Neck Surgery – Otolaryngology, New York University
  • Fellowship, Laryngology and Bronchoesophagology, Voice, Swallowing and Airway, University of California at Davis School of Medicine
Research
  • Digestive Diseases Research Center at UCLA
  • Research Fellowship in Laryngology, University of California at Davis School of Medicine

Articles of Dr. Mehdizadeh

PNI Physicians Named "L.A.'s Top Doctors" of 2022

Congratulations to six Pacific Neuroscience Institute Medical Group’s physicians who were included in Los Angeles Magazine’s April 2022 roster of “L.A.’s Top Doctors.” The Los Angeles Magazine survey used Professional Research Services, a company to poll practicing physicians throughout Los Angeles County for their recommendations on the doctors they...

Affect of COVID-19 on Smell and Taste

Although the loss of smell and taste are more modest effects of COVID-19 compared to other serious symptoms like being able to breathe properly, it can be more than just a bummer, says Omid Mehdizadeh, MD. “We see people lose their appetite, so nutrition becomes a problem, and of course, smell warns us that something is wrong, like in the case of spoiled...

Professional Spotlight | Dr. Omid Mehdizadeh: Voice & Swallow Advocate

Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) can become a chronic issue that affects anyone, but is often experienced by older adults.

“You don’t have to live with the stigma, shame, or poor quality of life that your swallowing may...

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