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Dr. Rod Amiri

About Dr. Rod Amiri


Rod Amiri, MD, is a psychiatrist and addiction medicine specialist in Beverly Hills, California. He serves as executive director of Connect Wellness and personally leads their renowned intensive outpatient program to ensure the highest level of success for every patient.

Born in Ahvaz, Iran, Dr. Amiri escaped the war-torn country with the help of his family and immigrated to the United States at age 13. He excelled in high school and college, graduating at the top of his class. He earned his medical degree from St. George’s University in True Blue, Grenada, before going on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Amiri served as chief resident at Cedars-Sinai, where he mastered intensive psychotherapy skills and was honored with several awards, scholarships, and fellowships from organizations including the California Society of Addiction Medicine and the American Psychiatric Association. He also gained teaching experience as a professor of anatomy and physiology at the American University of Complementary Medicine in Los Angeles.

In addition to helping men and women cope with mental health disorders like depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder, Dr. Amiri has a private practice in Beverly Hills, California, and is a consulting psychiatrist.

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