DR. Naser Ahmadi, M.D., M.S., Ph.D

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist (A132282)

ALUMNI OF: Isfahan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services
LANGUAGES: English, Farsi
LOCATION: Redondo Beach Mental Health Clinic, CA
(This provider accepts TMS patients)
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  • Child Psychiatry (ADHD, Autism, Grief, PTSD, etc.)
  • Neuromodulation (ketamine, eTNS, etc.)
  • TMS Therapy
  • Psychiatry – Primary (depression, anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, etc.)
  • Psychosomatic medicine – Secondary
  • Cardiology – Secondary

Treatment Orientation

  • Medications
  • Psychotherapy
  • Neuromodulation

Work experience

  • Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA Olive View Medical Center, Sylmar, CA ( 11/2018-present)
  • Health Sciences Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry, Director of Sepulveda VE Primary Care Integration Mental Health, Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare System, CA (06/2017- 09/2018)
  • Chief Fellow, UCLA – Kern Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, CA (07/1/2016-06/2017)
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, UCLA Kern, Bakersfield, CA (07/2015-06/2017)
  • Chief Resident, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL (04/2014-06/2015)
  • Psychiatry Resident, Captain James A Lovell Federal Health Care Center, Chicago Medical School, North Chicago, IL (07/2012-06/2015)
  • Assistant Researcher, Cardiology Section, Greater Los Angeles VA Health Care System Los Angeles, UCLA, CA (7/2011-6/2014)


  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, UCLA-Kern, Bakersfield, CA (2015-2017)
  • Psychiatry Residency, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL (2012-2015)
  • Clinical and Translational Research Fellowship – UCLA, Los Angeles, CA (2010-2012)
  • M.S. Clinical and Biomedical Investigations- University of Southern California, LA (2010-2011)

Affiliations and certifications

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Certificate No. 10092 – 09/2017
  • Psychiatry Certificate No. 70816 – 09/2016
  • Iranian Board of Medicine, 01/2004
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Awards and honors

  • UCLA-Kern CAP Psychiatry Best Research Award – 2017
  • The AACAP Pilot Research Award – 2017
  • The AACAP Beatrix A. Hamburg Best Abstract Award – 2016
  • The APA Research Colloquium for Junior Investigators – 2014
  • VA Research Day Best Abstract Award, at Hines VA – 2013
  • APA-Janssen Resident Psychiatric Research Scholar – 2013
  • Early Career Investigator Award-Cardiovascular Radiology and Intervention Council, American Heart Association – 2012
  • ACC Best Abstract Award, American College of Cardiology – 2011

In-Network Insurance

Blue Shield of CA Inc
Healthnet Inc
United Health Care Inc.
Medicare Inc
Humana Inc
Optum Behavioral Health
Alignment Health
Aetna Inc.
MHN Inc.
Anthem Blue Cross of California Inc

I have worked on non-communicable disease projects of the World Health Organization, practicing medicine at the Isfahan University Hospital, along with my post-graduate training at the University of Southern California (MS in clinical and biomedical investigations 2010) and University of California Los Angeles (K30 Translational Research), post-doctorate fellowships in preventive cardiology and cardiovascular imaging at Harbor-UCLA, Ceders Sinai, and Greater Los Angeles VA, assistant professor of medicine at UCLA and doing a residency in adult psychiatry at Chicago Medical School, and child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship at UCLA.

It provided me with a unique set of skills and knowledge that will allow me to pursue my academic career as a clinician-neuroscientist in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry, neuromodlllation intervention, and positive psychiatrist and daily practice integrated psychosomatic medicine to passionately server our patients, community, and enhancing mental wellbeing.


  • Foster T, Budoff MJ, Saab S, Ahmadi N, Gordon C, Guerci AD. Atorvastatin and antioxidants for the treatment of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: the St Francis Heart Study randomized clinical trial. The American journal of gastroenterology. 2011;106(1):71-7. Epub 2010/09/16. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2010.299. PubMed PMID: 20842109.
  • Hamirani YS, Isma’eel H, Larijani V, Drury P, Lim W, Bevinal M, Saeed A, Ahmadi N, etal. The diagnostic accuracy of 64-detector cardiac computed tomography compared with stress nuclear imaging in patients undergoing invasive cardiac catheterization. Journal of computer assisted tomography. 2010;34(5):645-51. Epub 2010/09/24. doi:10.1097/RCT.0b013e3181e3d0b1. PubMed PMID: 20861764.
  • Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Yang E, Hajsadeghi F, Lakis M, Flores F, et al. Increased epicardial, pericardial, and subcutaneous adipose tissue is associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery calcium. Academic radiology. 2010;17(12):1518-24. Epub 2010/10/16. doi: 10.1016/j.acra.2010.08.017. PubMed PMID: 20947390.
  • Gupta M, Hacioglu Y, Kadakia J, Ahmadi N, Gao Y, Mao SS, et al. Left ventricular volume:an optimal parameter to detect systolic dysfunction on prospectively triggered 64-multidetector row computed tomography: another step towards reducing radiation exposure. The international journal of cardiovascular imaging. 2011;27(7):1015-23. Epub 2010/11/11. doi: 10.1007/s10554-010-9740-y. PubMed PMID: 21063782; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3182321.
  • Hamirani YS, Zeb I, Pagali SR, Kadakia J, Saraff G, Choi T, Ahmadi N, Isma’eel H, Budoff MJ. Normalization of automatic plaque quantification in cardiac computed tomography (CCT). International journal of cardiology. 2011;146(2):282-90. Epub 2010/11/26. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2010.10.086. PubMed PMID: 21106261.
  • Gupta M, Kadakia J, Hacioglu Y, Ahmadi N, Patel A, Choi T, et al. Non-contrast cardiac computed tomography can accurately detect chronic myocardial infarction: Validation study.
  • Journal of nuclear cardiology: official publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. 2011;18(1):96-103. Epub 2010/12/04. doi: 10.1007/s12350-010-9314-3. PubMed
  • PMID: 21128040; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3032183.
  • Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Hajsadeghi F, Flores F, French WJ, Mao SS, et al. Mortality incidence of patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease diagnosed by computed tomography angiography. The American journal of cardiology.2011;107(1):10-6.Epub2010/12/15.doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2010.08.034. PubMed PMID: 21146679.
  • Nabavi V, Ahmadi N, Bhatia HS, Flores F, Ebrahimi R, Karlsberg RP, et al. Increased carotid wall thickness measured by computed tomography is associated with the presence and severity of coronary artery calcium. Atherosclerosis. 2011;215(1):103-9. Epub 2011/01/05. doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2010.11.034. PubMed PMID: 21196006.
  • Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Blumenthal RS, Budoff MJ, Stone GW, Ebrahimi R. Mortality in individuals without known coronary artery disease but with discordance between the Framingham risk score and coronary artery calcium. The American journal of cardiology. 2011;107(6):799-804. Epub 2011/01/21. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2010.10.066. PubMed PMID: 21247539.
  • Hajsadeghi F, Ahmadi N, Eshaghian S, Budoff M. Porcelain heart. Journal of cardiovascular computed tomography. 2011;5(3):183-5. Epub 2011/03/04. doi: 10.1016/j.jcct.2011.01.010. PubMed PMID: 21367683.
  • Hamirani YS, Kadakia J, Pagali SR, Zeb I, Isma’eel H, Ahmadi N, et al. Assessment of progression of coronary atherosclerosis using multidetector computed tomography angiography (MDCT). International journal of cardiology. 2011;149(2):270-4. Epub 2011/03/23. doi:10.1016/j.ijcard.2011.02.056. PubMed PMID: 21419503.
  • Azmoon S, Demarest C, Pucillo AL, Hjemdahl-Monsen C, Kay R, Ahmadi N, et al. Neurologic and cardiac benefits of therapeutic hypothermia. Cardiology in review. 2011;19(3):108-14. Epub 2011/04/06. Doi: 10.1097/CRD.0b013e31820828af. PubMed PMID: 21464638.
  • Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Mirshkarlo HB, Budoff M, Yehuda R, Ebrahimi R. Post-traumatic stress disorder, coronary atherosclerosis, and mortality. The American journal of cardiology. 2011;108(1):29-33. Epub 2011/05/03. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.02.340. PubMed PMID: 21530936.
  • Ahmadi N, Mao SS, Hajsadeghi F, Hacioglu Y, Flores F, Gao Y, et al. Relation of subclinical left and right ventricular dysfunctions measured by computed tomography angiography with the severity of coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease. 2011;22(6):380-7. Epub 2011/06/15. doi: 10.1097/MCA.0b013e328347506f. PubMed PMID:21666441.
  • Ahmadi N, Eshaghian S, Huizenga R, Sosnin K, Ebrahimi R, Siegel R. Effects of intense exercise and moderate caloric restriction on cardiovascular risk factors and inflammation. The American journal of medicine. 2011;124(10):978- 82. Epub 2011/07/30. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2011.02.032. PubMed PMID: 21798505.
  • Ahmadi N, McQuilkin GL, Akhtar MW, Hajsadeghi F, Kleis SJ, Hecht H, et al. Reproducibility and variability of digital thermal monitoring of vascular reactivity. Clinical physiology and functional imaging. 2011;31(6):422-8. Epub 2011/10/11. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-097X.2011.01037.x. PubMed PMID: 21981452.
  • Pillutla P, Li D, Ahmadi N, Budoff MJ. Comparison of coronary calcium in firefighters with abnormal stress test findings and in asymptomatic nonfirefighters with abnormal stress test findings. The American journal of cardiology. 2012;109(4):511-4. Epub 2011/11/23. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.09.044. PubMed PMID: 22105785.
  • Larijani VN, Ahmadi N, Zeb I, Khan F, Flores F, Budoff M. Beneficial effects of aged garlic extract and coenzyme Q10 on vascular elasticity and endothelial function: The FAITH randomized clinical trial. Nutrition. 2012. Epub 2012/08/04. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2012.03.016. PubMed PMID: 22858191.
  • Ahmadi N, Nabavi V, Hajsadeghi F, et al. Aged garlic extract with supplement is associated with increase in brown adipose, decrease in white adipose tissue and predict lack of progression in coronary atherosclerosis. Int J Cardiol 2013. Mar 1. pii: S0167-5273(13)00242-8. Doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.01.182. PMID: 23453866.
  • Choi TY, Ahmadi N, Sourayanezhad S, et al. Relation of vascular stiffness with epicardial and pericardial adipose tissues, and coronary atherosclerosis.
  • Atherosclerosis 2013. Mar 15. pii: S0021-9150(13)00178-0. doi:10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2013.03.003. PMID: 23537929
  • Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Conneely M, Mingos M, Arora R, Budoff M, Ebrahimi R. Accurate detection of metabolically active “brown” and “white” adipose tissues with computed tomography. Acad Radiol. 2013 Nov;20(11):1443-7.
  • Havmoeller R, Reinier K, Teodorescu C, Ahmadi N, Kwok D, Uy-Evanado A, Chen YD, Rotter JI, Gunson K, Jui J, Chugh SS. Elevated plasma free fatty acids are associated with sudden death: a prospective community-based evaluation at the time of cardiac arrest. Heart Rhythm. 2014 Apr;11(4):691-6.
  • Mao SS, Ahmadi N, Shah B, Beckmann D, Chen A, Ngo L, Flores FR, Gao YL, Budoff MJ., Normal thoracic aorta diameter on cardiac computed tomography in healthy asymptomatic adults: impact of age and gender. Acad Radiol. 2008 Jul;15(7):827-34.
  • Hajsadeghi F, Nabavi V, Bhandari A, Choi A, Vincent H, Flores F, Budoff M, Ahmadi N.,Increased epicardial adipose tissue is associated with coronary artery disease and major adverse cardiovascular events.Atherosclerosis. 2014 Dec;237(2):486-9.
  • Budoff MJ, Liu S, Chow D, Flores F, Hsieh B, Gebow D, DeFrance T, Ahmadi N. Coronary CT angiography versus standard of care strategies to evaluate patients with potential coronary artery disease; effect on long term clinical outcomes. Atherosclerosis. 2014 Dec;237(2):494-8.
  • Ahmadi N, Ruiz-Garcia J, Hajsadeghi F, Azen S, Mack W, Hodis H, Lerman A., Impaired coronary artery distensibility is an endothelium-dependent process and is associated with vulnerable plaque composition. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2014 Dec 18.
  • Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Yehuda R, Anderson N, Garfield D, Ludmer C, Vaidya N., Traumatic brain injury, coronary atherosclerosis and cardiovascular mortality. Brain Inj. 2015 Dec;29(13-14):1635-41.
  • Zeb I, Ahmadi N, Flores F, Budoff MJ. Randomized trial evaluating the effect of aged garlic extract with supplements versus placebo on adipose tissue surrogates for coronary atherosclerosis progression. Coron Artery Dis. 2017 Nov 14.
  • Ahmadi N, Hajsadeghi F, Nabavi V, Olango G, Molla M, Budoff M, Vaidya N, Quintana J, Pynoos R, Hauser P, Yehuda R. The Long-Term Clinical Outcome of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder With Impaired Coronary Distensibility. Psychosom Med. 2018 Apr;80(3):294-300.
  • Ahmadi N, Mao SS, Hajsadeghi F, Arnold B, Kiramijyan S, Gao Y, Flores F, Azen S, Budoff M. The relation of low levels of bone mineral density with coronary artery calcium and mortality. Osteoporos Int. 2018 Apr 27. doi: 10.1007/s00198-018-4524-7
  • Ahmadi N, Moss L, Hauser P, Nemeroff C, Atre-Vaidya N. Clinical outcome of maintenance electroconvulsive therapy in comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and major depressive disorder. Journal of Psychiatric Research. Volume 105, October 2018, Pages 132-136
  • Ahmadi N, Chaudhry S, Salam T, Rodriguez J, Kase M, Olango G, Molla M, McCracken J, Pynoos R. A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Trial of Reminder-Focused Positive Psychiatry in Adolescents with Comorbid Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Prim Care Companion CNS Disord. 2020 Sep 3;22(5):19m02579. doi: 10.4088/PCC.19m02579. PMID: 32898346.