Pedram Navab, DO, JD, FAASM
Medical Director of Concussion Management Program
Sleep Medicine Specialist
Pedram Navab, DO, is dually board certified in neurology and sleep medicine. He joined the Institute of Clinical Orthopedics and Neurosciences at Desert Regional Medical Center in 2015 to serve as Medical Director of the Concussion Management Program. Dr. Navab is a credentialed ImPACT consultant for the evaluations of concussions.
Dr. Navab has more than 10 years of experience in sleep medicine. In addition to treating and monitoring patients who have experienced concussions, he also sees people with sleep disturbances at Desert Regional. A faculty member of Desert Regional Medical Center’s Graduate Medical Education Program, several neurology residents shadow Dr. Navab each semester. Additionally he is a state Qualified Medical Evaluator for Workers Compensation cases.
Dr. Navab earned his degree in osteopathic medicine from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. He served a neurology residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, followed by a fellowship in sleep medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, CA. Dr. Navab also has an interest in law and earned a Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. He is a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Neurology and American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Navab is also an adjunct professor at his alma mater – Western University for Health Sciences where he teaches essentials of clinical medicine. This fall he is slated to also teach a medical jurisprudence class.
Dr. Navab has given numerous speaking presentations on sleep medicine and is well published in scholarly journals in this specialty. He also is the published author of a fictional medical thriller “Without Anesthesia” which was nominated for the 2016 Pushcart Prize. He is currently researching his next novel.
Born in Iran, Dr. Navab and his family left during the revolution and moved to France and subsequently the Netherlands before immigrating to Los Angeles, California where he attended middle school. In addition to his native language of Farsi, Dr. Navab speaks English, Spanish Japanese, German and Italian. But his most fluent language is the universal language of health and healing – helping people recover from traumatic brain injuries and sleeping better so they can live an active life.