Omid Naim, MD
Dr. Omid Naim was born in Iran and immigrated to Los Angeles with his family when he was three years of age. Omid attended college at University of California Los Angeles and medical school at University of Southern California and completed his General Psychiatry training and a fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco. At UCSF, Omid held several leadership positions and focused his training in mindfulness based therapy and family therapy. Dr. Naim remained in the Bay Area and practiced at the Edgewood Center for Children & Families and at a part-time private practice. At Edgewood Omid helped to start the Dialectic Behavioral Program and Family Therapy program and was a part of a multi-disciplinary team that worked with the highest risk children and gained extensive experience in the great benefits as well as limitations of psychopharmacology.
In 2009, Dr. Naim was awarded an Exemplary Psychiatrist Award by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Being honored by an organization that represents patients and their families was especially rewarding.
Dr. Naim believes strongly about the value of family and community in an individual’s resilience and mental health. In September 2010 Omid moved back to Los Angeles to be closer to his family. He currently leads a private practice in Santa Monica and works one day a week as the Psychiatrist on Staff at Loyola Marymount University's Student Psychological Services.