Wound & Hyperbaric Center

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 compassion.

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 the Valley Presbyterian Hospital 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 Association.

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 their rotations.

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.