Joseph Naim


  • Bariatric Surgery

Medical Licensure:

  • California


  • College from Los Angeles Valley College; Van Nuys ,CA, Major in Biology, Jan 1989- July 1991.
  • University of Southern California;Los Angeles,CA, B.S. in Biology with Developmental Honors, Aug 1991- Dec 1993.
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine;New York, NY, M.D. with distinction in research. Aug 1994- Apr 1998

Post Doctoral Training:

  • Residency in General Surgery from New York Methodist Hospital;Brooklyn,NY. Cornell University Medical College,AUG 1998- June 2002
  • Chief Resident from New York Methodist Hospital;Brooklyn,NY.Cornell University Medical College,July 2002- June 2003
  • Fellowship from University of Medical Center at Princeton;Princeton,NJ.July 2003- June 2004

Board Certification:

  • American Board of Surgery

Medical Staff Membership:

  • St. Mary Medical Center. Long Beach, CA
    Bariatric Surgeon
  • UCI Medical Center. Orange, CA
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Cedars –Sinai Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA
    Associate Surgeon
  • Centur y City Doctors Hospital. Century City, CA
    Medical Director of Bariatric Surgery
  • Tri-City Regional Medical Center. Long Beach, CA
    Staff Surgeon
  • Brotman Medical Center. Culver City, CA
  • Staff Surgeon
  • Olympia Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA
    Staff Surgeon
  • Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. Los Angeles, CA
    Staff Surgeon
  • VA Medical Center. Long Beach, CA
    Staff Surgeon

Special Honor and Distinctions:

  • Dean's List: University of Southern California/ Los Angeles Valley College
  • Departmental Honors Program: USC College of Letters,Arts and Sciences.University of Southern California.
  • Honors Research Track: Mount Sinai Medical Center.Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Society Affiliations:

  • Member, American College of Surgeons
  • Member Surgeon, American Society of Bariatric Surgery
  • Member, The Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons
  • Member, New York State Society of Surgeons
  • Member, IFSO, the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity

Short Biography:

Dr. H. Joseph Naim received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Southern California in Los Angeles, with departmental honors. He then completed his medical training at prestigious Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City with Distinction in Research.

This was followed with four years of training in General Surgery which concluded with an additional year as Chief Surgical Resident at New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. His interest in weight loss surgery took him to another year of Fellowship training in University Medical Center in Princeton, under direction of world renowned Bariatric surgeon, Robert E. Brolin, MD.

Subsequently in 2004 he started his practice in the Los Angeles area. His love in field of surgery and surgical weight loss took him to UCI Medical Center, as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery where he has been teaching other surgeons in this field.

He is a member of Multiple Surgical Societies including American Society of Bariatric Surgeons and is a member of Medical Staff in some of the best hospitals in United States including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

His expertise includesLaparoscopic Gastric Bypass,Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, Revisional Bariatric Surgery, and surgical treatment of other Gastro-Intestinal problems like Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).


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