Pedram Salimpour, M.D.

CEO, Pierce Health Solutions

Pedram Salimpour is CEO and founder of Pierce Health Solutions, focused on the creation of novel health delivery systems for Native American Tribes and their growing business entities throughout the United States.  

He serves also as president and twice-appointed Commissioner of the Los Angeles Fire & Police Pensions Board, managing over $19 billion in assets.  Dr. Salimpour just completed his term as the 143rd and youngest ever President of the Los Angeles County Medical Association.

In 2006 Dr. Salimpour co-founded CareNex Health Services, a healthcare technology organization specializing in neonatal disease management programs with presence in over 40% of the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU’s) in the United States. In 2012 CareNex was wholly acquired by Wellpoint, Inc (NYSE: WLP). In 2007 Dr. Salimpour acquired Alvarado Hospital in San Diego from Tenet Health Care Corporation (NYSE: THC) and co-founded Plymouth Health, a physician-owned company that owned and operated the medical center until 2011.

Dr. Salimpour has co-authored major grant awards from the National Institutes of Health /National Library of Medicine and has authored dozens of peer-reviewed scientific abstracts and journal publications. In 2013 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, the world’s largest publisher of medical textbooks published, “Photographic Atlas of Pediatric Disorders and Diagnosis,” co-authored by Dr. Ralph Salimpour and Dr. Pejman Salimpour, father and brother of Dr. Pedram Salimpour. Currently, Dr. Salimpour serves as a member of the Dean’s Board of Advisors at Boston University School of Medicine, the Board of Directors at the UCLA School of Public Health, and is the founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Discovery Science Museum in Los Angeles.  

Dr. Salimpour has been a regularly invited speaker at national and international conferences. Most recently, Dr. Salimpour served as keynote speaker at the Annual Scientific Colloquium at the Whitehead Institute at MIT, gave the keynote commencement address to over 10,000 graduates at the University of California, Riverside, and was the keynote speaker at the annual Convocation ceremonies at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Salimpour’s interviews and editorials have been published in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Newsweek, der Spiegel, the London Daily Telegraph, and other notable publications throughout the world.

Dr. Salimpour attended Boston University School of Medicine, where he has been named both an Alpha Omega Alpha National Research Scholar and an Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society Member. Dr. Salimpour is the first ever two-time recipient of the American College of Physicians’ Research Award. He completed his residency at USC Medical Center /Keck School of Medicine.


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