La Peer Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Receives Vitals Top Ten Doctor Award

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Amir Tahernia, MD, a La Peer Health Systems board-certified plastic surgeon, recognized for outstanding work in reconstructive surgery.

Amir Tahernia MD
I work with a very special and important part of the body.

Amir Tahernia, MD is the Medical Director of the Hand Surgery Center of Excellence, a division of La Peer Health Systems in Los Angeles. This year, Dr. Tahernia has received the Vitals Top Ten Doctors award, which is an annual achievement given to doctors who receive top patient ratings. These ratings assess each doctor based on his or her knowledge, efficiency of practice, bedside manner and overall quality of care.

Top Ten Doctors are those who receive consistent positive reviews and the highest ratings from their patients. Dr. Tahernia has been awarded for his exceptional work in plastic and reconstructive procedures of the hand, including carpal tunnel surgery, trigger finger release surgery, and hand reconstruction (including tendon repair and nerve repair).

“I work with a very special and important part of the body,” said Dr. Tahernia, “so I am passionate about helping people regain full use of their hands, both aesthetically and physiologically.”

Vitals is one of the most popular sources in the U.S. for finding the best doctors in each field, helping patients to have the resources to make more informed health choices. By providing an extensive pool of patient ratings and reviews, Vitals is an excellent tool for information sharing, and ensures trust between both doctors and patients.

Finding the right doctor is one of the most important decisions a patient can make, and having Vitals to helps simplify the selection process is a significant improvement in health care. The site works through providing patients with resources, enabling them to make the right health care decisions for them.

“I feel proud to have received this award, and I will continue providing the best possible care for my patients,” said Dr. Tahernia.

Amir Tahernia, MD has had an impeccable academic pedigree, having attended some of the finest institutions in the country. His education has taken him from UCLA to NYU School of Medicine and most recently Duke University. At UCLA he was elected to the elite Phi Beta Kappa society, which recognizes only a small fraction of undergraduates as the brightest students in the country. While at the NYU School of Medicine he won honors in Surgery. He completed a total of 7 years of General Surgery training, which included dedicated research in plastic and reconstructive surgery. This lead to several fine works resulting in publications and presentations at national meetings.

Dr. Tahernia is a diplomat of both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery, putting him in an elite group of double board-certified surgeons. All in all he has had over 10 years of surgical training with a particular focus on aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

La Peer Health Systems is an outpatient surgery center in Beverly Hills, founded by doctors and focused on providing excellent patient care alongside the most cutting-edge medical treatments available. With 50 world-renowned physicians in 14 specialties, comprehensive medical treatment is offered that takes patients from consultation to diagnosis, treatment, surgery, and ultimately aftercare. The 14 medical departments include orthopedics & sports medicine, gastroenterology, head & neck surgery, colorectal & general surgery, podiatry, ophthalmology, pain management, plastics & reconstructive surgery, gynecology, spine surgery, interventional cardiology, bariatric surgery, thoracic surgery, and anesthesiology. Unlike large hospitals, La Peer's unique structure offers extremely personal care in a safe and controlled environment.

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