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.

Over 200,000 happy UFAI patients and growing
  • CustomerSure
    This was my first operation and everything was managed really well. Dr. Baravarian is someone I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.
    Diane M.
  • CustomerSure
    Dr. B and his staff were so kind. I'm extremely sensitive to pain and they were all very comforting and supportive. I would not hesitate to return and refer any of my family members and friends. Thank you for you comm...
    Christina A.
  • Angies List
    I used Gray O'Brien and he was excellent. They're very, very good. Everybody in that office as far as I can tell is very good. He was very consistent, personable and very professional. He did a great job. I think they...
    Anonymous
  • Yelp
    Very happy with entire staff. They are efficient when booking the appointment and getting you into the office. The staff in the office were awesome. The nurse was amazing and very helpful. Took her time to explain ...
    Debbie K.
  • Yelp
    What a great medical experience. They were running early and I saw Dr. Baravarian within 5 minutes.  A very high tech operation, and a great bed side manner.
    John K.
  • ZocDoc
    All went well - tested ankle and requested MRI and therapy.
    Terry D.
  • Yelp
    I did some research online for a podiatrist after I broke my ankle and I found Dr. Bob. He worked in UCLA before opening his own office, where he now has multiple doctors working with him. He is amazing with patients ...
    Saman S.
  • CustomerSure
    This is by far the best doctor/doctors office experience I've ever had!
    Theresa M.
  • My surgery was an amazing success, and I was treated with great care, leading to a complete and painless recovery. I couldn't be happier!
    E.S.
  • CustomerSure
    Fast and easy!
    Jonathan L.
Same Day Appointments
Now Available!

Or call 877-989-9110

24 hours a day, 7 days a week