Andrew S. Iraniha, M.D. is a robotic, laparoscopic and general surgeon. He was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. He was thirteen years old when the Iranian revolution occurred and despite significant number of adversities he was able to earn his medical degree from Tehran University with honor in 1991. Upon completion of his medical degree, he moved to North America for higher education. He spent six years of general surgery training at Harbor-UCLA and UCI medical center in California and graduated in year 2000 and since then has been in private practice in Orange County, California. Dr. Iraniha has spent his last fifteen years treating the patients with varieties of surgical needs with strong commitment to compassionate and kind care.
Deviation in health care system as how we treat our patients with less compassion, care, and kindness, and significant frustration and burnout among health professional inspired him to start a movement of restoring the humanity in the health care, promoting the wellbeing of health professional and improving the patient experience. Over the last three years, Dr. Iraniha has been studying religiously about brain function, human behavior, motivation, positive psychology, and mind and body relationships. In 2014, he founded Patient Health Professional Experience Project, “PHPEP” at one of the community hospitals in Orange County, California. The purpose of this project was to improve the wellbeing of health professional and create a remarkable patient experience in the hospital environment. His mission is to take this movement global. Hence, this website/blog has been initiated to spread the “idea” and receive feedbacks from both health professionals and patients who resonate the similar ideas and experiences.
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