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Nima Fayazmanesh

Dr. Nima Fayazmanesh

Board-Certified Psychiatrist at the Tibor Rubin Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine

Dr. Fayazmanesh is a Board-Certified Psychiatrist at the Tibor Rubin Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. He works in Outpatient Psychiatry and Primary Care-Mental Health Integration, where he leads Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction groups for Veterans and teaches and supervises medical students and residents at the University of California, Riverside. He has published research on yoga for depression.

As Chief Resident in Psychiatry at California Pacific Medical Center, Dr. Fayazmanesh served on the Graduate Medical Education Committee and the Curriculum Review Committee.

Before medical school, Dr. Fayazmanesh was a Fulbright Fellow, a UC Regents Scholar, a National Merit Scholar, and a National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow. He attended the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, where he received Honors in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, and completed both his M.D. and a M.S. degree in Biophysics.

He enjoys teaching and has developed a curriculum for teaching evidence-based medicine to psychiatry residents and faculty. He authored and was awarded a grant for “Video in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine Training.” He has also lectured and taught courses on the DSM-5, psychodynamic psychotherapy, somatoform and dissociative disorders, and mindfulness.

Dr. Fayazmanesh is a certified yoga teacher and a University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness Qualified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher. He is a talented musician and has performed in a physicians’ guitar ensemble and as co-principal clarinetist of the UC Irvine Wind Ensemble.

He takes an integrative approach to his practice that incorporates psychodynamic psychotherapy and mindfulness.