Mehrdad Saliminejad, M.D.
Dr. Mehrdad Saliminejad, (Dr. Sal), was born in Tehran, Iran, where he completed his medical school, residency, and fellowship in Gastroenterology, and stayed on as faculty member at Tehran University. After his marriage, Dr. Sal moved to the United States, and upon completing his Medicine residency and GI fellowship at Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC), he became certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine as well as by the American Board of Gastroenterology.
Dr. Sal subsequently joined the GI faculty at Southern Illinois University (SIU) to pursue his career goals of teaching and enhancing his advanced endoscopic skills; Dr. Sal was concurrently promoted to Director of Advanced Endoscopy as well as Chief of the Gastroenterology Division at SIU.
Reminiscing about the breadth and myriad of diverse activities available for their son, the family decided to return and establish roots in Southern California. Dr. Sal therefore joined Long Beach Gastroenterology Associates (LBGA) in 2017 to continue his passion of caring for patients with Gastrointestinal and Liver disorders.
The experience and expertise he has acquired over the years have allowed Dr. Sal to now focus more on performing complex GI procedures including Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), ERCP and Interventional and Therapeutic Luminal Endoscopic procedures, which aid in prevention, diagnosis and non-invasive treatment of various Gastroenterology disorders. These cutting-edge and valuable interventions are carried out at Long Beach Memorial Hospital, thereby allowing the expansion of Todd Cancer Center and LBGA's spectrum of General Gastroenterology and Gastroenterology cancer care of patients through these additional modalities that augment and improve patient care.
Dr. Sal's main hobby is spending time with his family and they all enjoy various outdoor and nature-related activities. He additionally takes pleasure in keeping abreast of new medical breakthroughs that help elevate the level of care for his patients with gastrointestinal ailments and improve the quality of his patients’ lives.