Ali Mahtabifard, MD is a Los Angeles thoracic surgeon that is double board-certified in general and cardiothoracic surgery. He also has extensive training and experience in the comprehensive management and advanced surgical care of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), of which Dr. Mahtabifard takes pride in providing the most advanced and effective treatment options for patients. Dr. Mahtabifard also performs minimally invasive surgery for lung cancer, emphysema, esophageal disorders, and chest wall disorders.
Committed to offering his patients the highest quality care, Dr. Mahtabifard prides himself on providing the most advanced and effective treatment for excessive sweating. He has used his renowned skill in thoracic surgery to educate other physicians and students of medicine, contributing to the best selling textbook on minimally invasive thoracic surgery, which includes a chapter on hyperhidrosis. Dr. Mahtabifard’s research has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Journal of Immunotherapy, Clinical Cancer Research, Molecular Therapy, Human Gene Therapy, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery Clinics. He has also presented at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery.
Dr. Mahtabifard participated in editing the highly-regarded medical textbook “Atlas of Minimally Invasive Thoracic Surgery (VATS),” which is now a staple for thoracic surgeons worldwide. The cutting-edge medical book provides integral information for surgeons and residents across the globe by presenting instructions for techniques that bring better recovery and patient outcomes.
Dr. Mahtabifard received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed a general surgery internship at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York and then completed his general surgery residency at the world-renowned Massachusetts General Hospital of Harvard University. During residency, he also completed a two-year research fellowship in thoracic oncology at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Mahtabifard then completed his first cardiothoracic fellowship at the University of California at Davis, followed by a second fellowship in advanced and minimally invasive thoracic surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.