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Our Scientific Advisory Board
Our Scientific Advisory Board includes some of the greatest medical and scientific minds.
Our board remains on the cutting edge of research and care of COVID-19.
Anne Wyllie, PhD
Professor of Microbiology
Yale School of Public Health
Gary S. Rachelefsky, MD
Professor of Allergy & Immunology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Elliot Israel, MD
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Paul B. English, PhD, MPH
Senior Branch Science Advisor
State of California
Pejman Salimpour, MD
Pejman Salimpour, M.D., F.A.A.P, serves as co-founder of Bluestone Safe, LLC. Bluestone Safe is focused on the creation of novel health ecosystems for Native American tribes and business entities.
Dr. Salimpour is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and has served as Clinical Chief of Pediatrics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and currently serves on the National Council of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. In 2012, Dr. Salimpour received the Alumni Achievement Award from his Alma Mater. The award acknowledges community service and dedication, as well as outstanding personal achievement and professional accomplishments.
Dr. Salimpour served as the former co-founder and CEO of CareNex Health Services, which resulted in improved treatment, better outcomes, and increased parental confidence in Neonatal Intensive Care Units across the nation. Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) acquired CareNex in 2013.
Dr. Salimpour has long been at the forefront of improving the care of premature infants and creating sustainable financial models for the delivery of care. He is a co-founder of Plymouth Health, a physician-owned, California-based company that operated Alvarado Hospital until November of 2010. He also co-founded First-Five-LA-Connect, a not-for-profit organization, and obtained a three-year $15-million grant from the First five Los Angeles Commission. The program gave more than 100,000 children and their families access to affordable health insurance and public healthcare services. In 1998, he generated national attention for leading an initiative to ensure neonatologists were allowed to treat patients in the hospital of their choice. His successful campaign sparked the introduction of new policies throughout the country. Dr. Salimpour co-authored “A Visual Atlas of Pediatrics Disorders and Diagnosis” which was published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins in July 2013. In recognition of his broad contributions and leadership, the Governor of California awarded Dr. Salimpour a Commendation for his “Distinguished Record of Service to California’s Children.”
Pedram Salimpour, MD
Pedram Salimpour serves as co-founder of PPS Health, a California based company focused on the creation of novel health delivery systems for large employers throughout the United States. Pedram also serves as a three-time appointed Commissioner of the Los Angeles Fire & Police Pensions Board, managing over $24 billion in assets.
In 2005, Pedram Salimpour co-founded CareNex Health Services, a healthcare technology organization specializing in neonatal disease management with presence in over 40% of Neonatal Intensive Care Units in the United States. In 2013 CareNex was wholly acquired by Anthem, Inc. In 2006 Pedram acquired Alvarado Hospital in San Diego from Tenet Health Care and co-founded Plymouth Health which owned and operated the medical center until 2010. In 2012, Pedram co-founded Boss Surgical Group, an ambulatory surgery center organization with locations throughout the US. BSG was acquired by Verity Health in 2017.
Pedram has co-authored major grant awards from the National Institutes of Health as well as dozens of peer-reviewed scientific publications and was a co-investigator on the research that brought to market sildenafil citrate (Viagra). He serves as a member of the Dean’s Board of Advisors at Boston University School of Medicine, the Board of Directors at the UCLA School of Public Health, and is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Discovery Science Museum in Los Angeles.
A regularly invited speaker at national and international conferences, Pedram most recently served as keynote speaker at the Annual Scientific Colloquium at the Whitehead Institute at MIT. Pedram’s interviews and editorials have been published in the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, GQ, Newsweek, der Spiegel, the London Daily Telegraph, and other publications throughout the world.
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