I need to spend time with my patients,” says Dr. Yadegar. “I believe it is important to develop a trusting rapport with all my patients. Rarely do I have patients who come in here and then go somewhere else.” Trust is something Dr, Yadegar knows a lot about. At age 13, he left his native homeland to attend boarding school in England. His parents, who valued a good education, felt England was the “hotbed for education” at that time and suggested the option. Joseph, just a wide-eyed adolescent teen, gladly accepted the challenge. “When I first went over, I didn’t speak a word of English,” he recalls. Regardless, his mind was made up concerning a professional pursuit–medicine. With an older cousin already tackling the medical world, Dr. Yadegar set his own course in motion. Some 16 years later, following intense schooling at the University of London, King’s College, and Westminster Medical School, Dr. Yadegar had not only mastered the English language, but earned a medical degree as well. “My interest in general surgery was piqued because of the combination of challenges, excitement and decisions that had to be made every day,” he says.
Education & Affiliations
Education & Training
University Of California Los Angeles
- American Board of Surgery - General
- Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- Olympia Medical Center