Liva L. Yates Gritton, MD
Medical Director, Wound & Hyperbaric Center
Liva Yates Gritton, MD has focused on improving the life of each patient
she treats, not only through medicine but also with patient advocacy and
Dr. Yates Gritton received her Medical Doctorate from the University of
California, San Diego and completed her internship at Harvard Medical
School at Cambridge Hospital. In 1995, she completed her residency for
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and received the designation from
the University of California, Irvine. That same year, Dr. Yates Gritton
shared her passion for medicine and rehabilitation as an Assistant Adjunct
Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, UC
Irvine, where she later became a Medical Director in Acute Rehabilitation
services. In 2007, Dr. Yates Gritton assisted in opening the Valley Rehabilitation
Center at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, and has been the Medical Director
since. In 2015, she became the Medical Director of the hospital's
Wound and Hyperbaric Center.
With her unwavering commitment to serving the community, Dr. Yates Gritton
strives to provide the best quality of life for each individual she sees.
Sammy Eghbalieh, MD
Sammy Eghbalieh, MD specializes in vascular, endovascular, and minimally
invasive vascular surgery. He has been a member of Valley Presbyterian
Hospital's Medical Staff since 2015.
Dr. Eghbalieh received his Bachelors degree from UCLA, graduating summa
cum laude and ranked in the top 1 percent of his class, being awarded
Bruin Senior of the Year. He received his medical degree from the UCLA
David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed general surgery training
at Yale University School of Medicine Affiliate Hospitals - Saint Mary's,
conducting numerous academic research investigations for publication.
His research contributions have received awards and been recognized regionally
and nationally. Following general surgery training, Dr. Eghbalieh completed
fellowship in Vascular, Endovascular and Minimally Invasive Vascular Surgery
at the prestigious Vascular Group at Albany Medical Center, New York,
where he performed complex vascular and limb-salvage procedures.
Dr. Eghbalieh is a member of multiple medical staff committees and now
serves at the Representative for Southern California Vascular Focus Group.
He currently serves as the president of the Southern California Vascular Group.
Samuel Kashani, MD
Samuel Kashani, MD is board-certified in general surgery by the American
Board of Surgery with expertise in pressure ulcer management and the use
of alternative tissues to cover wounds. He has specialties in both robotic
surgery and undersea abd hyperbaric oxygen therapy and medicine. Dr. Kashani
has been a member of Valley Presbyterian Hospital’s Medical Staff
since February 2009.
He received his medical degree from Rosalind Franklin University in Chicago,
Illinois, and completed his residency at UCSF – East Bay Surgery
Program in Oakland, California. Dr. Kashani completed his fellowship in
minimally invasive, advanced laparoscopic, and bariatric surgery from
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California.
Dr. Kashani is an active member of various societies including American
Society for Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Society of American Gastrointestinal
and Endoscopic Surgeons, American College of Surgeons and American Medical
Dr. Kashani devotes his time to mentoring students and residents as an
assistant clinical professor of podiatric medicine and surgery at the
Western University of Health Sciences, and as an assistant clinical professor
at the UCLA School of Nursing.
Besides his medical practices in the United States, Dr. Kashani has devoted
his time and skills to free medical missions internationally and supports
the art community by establishing and sponsoring a non-profit art gallery
in the Los Angeles area.
Suman Patel, MD
Suman Patel, MD specializes in internal medicine. He has been a member
of Valley Presbyterian Hospital's Medical Staff since November 1981.
Dr. Patel received his medical degree from the University of Baroda in
India and completed his residency in internal medicine at Grant Hospital
in Chicago, Illinois and Polyclinic Medical Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
With more than 40 years of experience in the diverse field of internal
medicine, Dr. Patel is affiliated with a number of hospitals.
Babak Kosari, DPM, FACFAS
Babak Kosari, DPM, FACFAS is board-certified by the American Board of Foot
and Ankle Surgery. He specializes in complex foot and ankle injuries,
foot and ankle deformity correction, foot and ankle trauma, and ankle
replacements. Dr. Kosari helps oversee patients in the hospital's
Wound and Hyperbaric Center and is the Clinical Education Coordinator
at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, working with podiatric students with
Dr. Kosari earned his Doctor of Podiatric Medicine degree from the New
York College of Podiatric Medicine. He completed his foot-and-ankle podiatric
surgical residencies at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center in Brooklyn, New
York, which is affiliated with the highly esteemed Weil Medical College
of Cornell University and the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Dr. Kosari is a fellow at the American College of Foot & Ankle Surgeons,
a diplomat of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, and a member
of the American Podiatric Medical Association and the California Podiatric
Medical Association. Dr. Kosari is the exclusive doctor for the Los Angeles
Summer Professional Basketball League (SPL), a NBA-santioned event. He
is also an Associate Professor at the Western University of Health Sciences.