Dr. Kambiz Vahabzadeh, also known as “Dr. V”, grew up in Palos Verdes, California. He comes from a medical background. His mother was a CCU nurse. His father was a cardiologist and had a cardiology practice in Beverly Hills for nearly 30 years. He used to go to the hospital with his father, always looking forward to the day he would be able to wear a stethoscope around his own neck and be able to evaluate patients on his own.
Dr. Vahabzadeh attended kindergarten through high school in Palos Verdes. In addition to excelling in scholastics, Dr. Vahabzadeh also enjoyed playing sports and ran cross country and played varsity tennis all 4 years of high school. He was ranked in the top 50 tennis players in Southern California and was sponsored by Wilson Sporting Goods. He still enjoys playing tennis and hiking in the local mountains. Dr. Vahabzadeh also played the piano and won many awards and competitions including SYMF awards on multiple occasions.
Dr. Vahabzadeh went on to attend college at UCLA where he majored in physiological sciences. He was involved in both basic science and clinical research and is published in lipids and atherosclerosis. He also spent time tutoring and was a teacher at Kaplan for two years during and after college. He taught MCAT courses to future physicians as well as other science courses to pre-dental and pre-pharmacy students at Kaplan.
After finishing his undergraduate degree at UCLA, he attended the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. He came back to Southern California where he attended Cedars Sinai Internal Medicine training program. He then worked as a hospitalist for 3 years before returning to Cedars Sinai Medical Center where he completed his nephrology fellowship. He was well regarded at Cedars Sinai and was honored as a “Circle of Friends” recipient at Cedars Sinai.
Dr. Vahabzadeh then moved to Orange County to work at Southern California Kidney Associates. Dr. Vahabzadeh has enjoyed his time in Orange County and working in a private practice while seeing patients at HOAG Hospital. During his first year of practice, he received awards including a Vitals Patient Choice Award. He has also been voted as the Physician of the Quarter in three different sections of HOAG Hospital Newport Beach. His pictures and awards currently hang on the walls of the hospital. Please also check out Dr. Vahabzadeh’s 5/5 ratings on Vitals, Practicefusion, and Healthgrades.
Dr. Vahabzadeh enjoys seeing all types of nephrology patients including patients on dialysis, patients with chronic kidney disease, patients with acute kidney injury, patient with resistant hypertension, patients with electrolyte disturbances, as well as patients with any other concerns that may be in the realm of the nephrology specialty.