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Ramyar Mahdavi, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinician Educator)
IRD 720 2020 Zonal Avenue Off Campus Los Angeles


My interest is providing care for patients with benign and malignant central airway obstruction, lung cancer and diseases of the pleura. My goal is to provide expeditious care in a multidisciplinary fashion with outstanding communication to both the patient and the referring physicians.

In addition to airway obstruction from malignancy, an interventional pulmonary specialist treats non-malignant central airway obstruction due to diseases such as tracheal or sub-glottic stenosis, tracheobronchomalacia, relapsing polychondritis, relapsing respiratory papillomatosis, Wegener’s granulomatosis and foreign body removal.

Patients with lung nodules or masses as well as hilar and mediastinal adenopathy are evaluated and treated in a multidisciplinary approach with members of interventional pulmonology, medical oncology, thoracic surgery and radiation oncology.


Caronia J, Sarzynski A, Tofighi B, Mahdavi R, Allred C, Panagopoulos G, Mina B. Resident performed two-point compression ultrasound is inadequate for diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis in the critically III. J Thromb Thrombolysis. 2014 Apr; 37(3):298-302. View in: PubMed

Allred CC, Matías Esquinas A, Caronia J, Mahdavi R, Mina BA. Successful use of noninvasive ventilation in pregnancy. Eur Respir Rev. 2014 Mar 1; 23(131):142-4. View in: PubMed

Caronia J, Panagopoulos G, Devita M, Tofighi B, Mahdavi R, Levin B, Carrera L, Mina B. Focused renal sonography performed and interpreted by internal medicine residents. J Ultrasound Med. 2013 Nov; 32(11):2007-12. View in: PubMed

Mahdavi R, Caronia J, Fayyaz J, Panagopoulos G, Lessnau KD, Scharf SC, Mina B, Allred C, DiFabrizio L. Agreement between SPECT V/Q scan and CT angiography in patients with high clinical suspicion of PE. Ann Nucl Med. 2013 Nov; 27(9):834-8. View in: PubMed

Schneider LM, Polena S, Roubin G, Iyer S, Vitek J, Panagopoulos G, Mussap CJ, Vitellas M, Mahdavi R, Brennan C. Carotid stenting and bivalirudin with and without vascular closure: 3-year analysis of procedural outcomes. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv. 2010 Feb 15; 75(3):420-6. View in: PubMed

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