Dr. Hamed Jafary, DPM

Updated 9/24/2018
Dr Hamed Jafary, Los Angeles Podiatrist

After earning a degree from UCLA in microbiology and immunology in 2009, Dr. Hamed Jafary spent two years as a research associate at his alma mater conducting genetic research. But the solitude and hushed lab atmosphere got him thinking that the laboratory environment was not the best match for his outgoing personality. It was then that he decided to re-established his goals and pursue a discipline where he could meet people and socialize while practicing medicine.

 

So Dr. Jafary began shadowing physicians within a broad spectrum of specialties. His quest for a perfectly matched specialty ended during a visit to UCLA at which time he met Dr. Bob Baravarian, Co-Director of University Foot and Ankle Institute. “I found Dr. Baravarian to be the most passionate and successful surgeon,” he says. “He inspired me to choose podiatry.”

 

Dr. Jafary then enrolled at Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine, in Miami, where he earned his degree in podiatric medicine and surgery. He then spent three years as a surgical resident in the Jackson Health System in Miami, Florida.

 

Following his residency, Dr. Jafary decided to come back to Los Angeles, his hometown, and complete his fellowship at University Foot and Ankle Institute. “I find podiatry matches my personality since it is a very diverse medical specialty,” says Dr. Jafary. “Being able to do surgery, see patients in the office and manage hospital patients really keep me active and excited.”

 

Dr. Jafary specializes in trauma, reconstructive surgery, charcot reconstruction, ilizarov external fixation and sports medicine. He is also a member of American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the American Board of Pediatric Medicine.

 

When not tending to patients at University Foot and Ankle Institute, Dr. Jafary utilizes his surgical expertise assisting those less fortunate. As a member of the Yucatan Crippled Children Foundation, he has traveled to Mexico several times and performed hundreds of limb correction surgeries on children with disabling foot and ankle disorders. Dr. Jafary also participates in Podiatry Overseas, which takes him to underserved countries to treat patients with lower extremity deformities

 

Dr. Jafary still finds time to enjoy his family life in Sherman Oaks where he lives with his wife. He has a black belt in martial arts, a training and skill that he is very passionate about. Dr. Jafary is a self-proclaimed foody, loves all types of food and was at one time a chef at a Mediterranean restaurant.

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