Dr. Nima A. Fahimian

Psychiatrist, California Medical Director

Google Scholars


Psychopharmacology, Biofeedback, Integrative Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Honors & Awards

Golden Apple
Teaching Award

Medical College of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

Excellence in academic research award

Western Medical Conference

Teaching Award

University of California Irvine, Department of Psychiatry and Medicine

Outstanding Medical Student Award

University of California Irvine, Department of Psychiatry and Medicine

Featured Mental Health Expert


Dr. Nima A. Fahimian’s medical career of over 20 years is distinguished not only by his role as a practicing psychiatrist and medical director but also by his extensive academic contributions to the mental health field.


Currently based in Los Angeles, he is the Medical Director for Bespoke Treatment’s California operations, where he works closely with patients and team members to deliver industry-leading, individualized mental health programs. This role utilizes his enduring passion for improving mental health outcomes for patients and his unwavering belief in a personalized approach to treatment. He is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of California, Riverside.

  1. Head of Outpatient Psychiatry and Alternative Holistic Clinic, Long Beach VA Health Care System (currently)
  2. Medical Director of the Continuum of Care, Cedars-Sinai Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
  3. Chief Psychiatrist, Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (where he pioneered an unlocked inpatient unit designed for the psychiatric rehabilitation of veterans)
  4. Director of Inpatient Psychiatry, NCHCS and the David Grant Air Force Base in Fairfield, California
  1. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)/Semel Institute and Resnick Neuropsychiatric
  2. HospitalChief Resident of Inpatient Psychiatry, UCLA Semel/NPI
  1. UCLA, Biochemistry and Sociology
  2. UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, M.D.
  1. American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
  2. American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
  3. American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM)
  4. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist
  5. Suboxone Treatment Specialist
  6. Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Certification (CloudTMS)
  7. Spravato Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Certification
  8. Zulresso Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Certification
  1. UC Riverside, CA (Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, currently)
  2. Medical College of Wisconsin (Associate Professor of Psychiatry)
  3. UC Irvine, CA (Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry)
  4. UCLA, CA, Geffen School of Medicine (Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry)
  5. UC Davis, CA (Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry)
  6. Pepperdine University, CA (Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology)
  1. Director of Acute Services, Northern California Healthcare System (NCHCS) VA
  2. Supervisor of Primary Care and Behavioral Integrative Clinics, NCHCS
  3. Board of Directors, Imagination Workshop, Los Angeles
  4. Co-Director, UCLA Health Care Symposium
  5. Director, UCLA School of Medicine Community Service Consortium
  6. Co-Chair, Primary Care Aid Relief Project, Los Angeles              
  1. Geriatric Rotation Director, Cedars Sinai Residency Program
  2. Course Director for PGYI/II Psychopharmacology Seminars, Medical College of Wisconsin
  3. Course Director of the Residency Group Psychotherapy Seminars, Medical College of Wisconsin
  4. Medical Student Inpatient Psychiatry Clerkship Site Director, UC Davis
  5. Geropsychiatry MS3 Clerkship Attending, UC Irvine
  1. Long Beach VA Health Care System, Long Beach, CA (currently)
  2. David Grant US Air Force Medical Center, Fairfield, CA
  3. Northern California VA Health Care System
  4. Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
  5. Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, WI
  6. Cedars Sinai Medical Director, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Fahimian is highly experienced in psychiatric practice and instruction, with a career spanning multiple hospital staff appointments, professorial appointments, and administrative roles. He has developed numerous educational programs, research programs, and clinical programs in addition to giving national and regional presentations for many associations, institutions, and events such as the American Psychological Association, the Northern California Healthcare System, UCLA, and more. He is also a member of the Association of Academic Psychiatry.



Famihian, Nima A. Genomic characterization of murine delta 8-isomerase for future gene targeting experiments in Smith Lemli-Opitz patients: Journal of Investigative Medicine 1998.

Fahimian, N., Swanberg, M., Mendez, M. Acute frontotemporal personality from hypoxic encephalopathy: CNS Spectrum; American Neuropsychiatric Association, thirteenth annual meeting, 2002.


Rabow, J. Chin, T., Fahimian, N. Tutoring Matters: psychosociology of education in diverse inner-city communities. Temple University Press, 1998.


Fahimian, Nima A. Modern Trends in Treating Obesity: Evolution of a new Drug Sibutramine; Nutrition Bytes (4): 2, 1998.

Case Reports:

Acute Lithium induced hyperthyroidism, management and etiology, pending submission, target Journal Psychosomatic Psychiatry. 

Fish oil sensitivity and peripheral edema, pending submission

Dr. Fahimian Recent Blog Post


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