Mehrdad Ayati

Mehrdad Ayati

Internal medicine doctor

Adjunct Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Dr. Ayati completed his residency at UC Davis and his fellowship at Stanford University. During his residency at UC Davis, Dr. Ayati received the Award of Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Dr. Ayati worked at hospitals such as Lodi Memorial Hospital in Lodi, California, and as an Emergency Medicine Attending at Veteran Affairs in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Ayati worked as a Stanford Medical Director at Los Altos and Palo Alto Subacute and Rehabilitation centers and he is currently serving as a medical advisor for many Skilled Nursing facilities and also memory care units and assisted living facilities in Northen California. Dr. Ayati has a broad spectrum of practice and knowledge of general medicine and primary care in various settings, from office to Emergency room and acute and Sub-acute care. Dr. Ayati’s main areas of research and clinical focus are in the physiology of aging and on finding practical and yet innovative ways of addressing the wellbeing and needs of the population in any age category. Dr. Ayati is an advocate of his patient’s physical and mental health at any age in addition to disease management and prevention. Dr. Ayati is currently a member of the Ethnogeriatric and Quality and Policy Performance Committees of the Americal Geraitric Society. He also serves as a Community Health Advisor for Alzheimer Association, Northen California and Nevada Chapter. Dr. Ayati is the author of “Paths to Healthy Aging”. Dr. Ayati is also a guest educational speaker on several radio stations such as National Public Radio (NPR) and San Francisco’s KQED and international and national conferences. He also testified in the Senate of the US, Special Committee of Aging in 2018 to address the challenges of aging populations in the US.
Dr. Ayati strives to provide reliable information, effective strategies, and simple guidelines for patients of all ages to avoid or manage chronic diseases and to have a significantly better quality of life.
Dr. Ayati’s main focus and passion are in:
Raising awareness about Over Medication and Drug Cascade issues in the elderly population as well as highlighting prevention strategies
Helping patients better understand and voice their end of life care choices and medical intervention wishes
Bringing into focus the numerous social, economical, political and health challenges and hardship the elderly face in our society as well as finding solutions to address their needs
Being the voice of the elderly in finding innovative and yet practical solutions to promote their physical and mental health and well being

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship: Stanford University and VA Palo Alto Geriatric Medicine Fellowship (2010) CA
  • Residency: UC Davis Dept of Family and Community Medicine (2009) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine (2012)
  • Residency, UCDAVIS School of Medicine, Family Medicine (2009)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2009)
  • Medical Education: Iran University of Medical Sciences (1999) Iran
  • Board Certification, ABFM, Geriatric Medicine (2011)

Awards & Memberships
  • The Best Resident of the Year , Excellent in Teaching, UCDavis (2007)

Administrative Appointments
  • Medical Director, Los Altos Subacute Care (2011 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Grant Cuesta Subacute Care (2020 - Present)
  • Medical Director, Palo Alto Subacute Care (2021 - Present)


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Patient Reviews

(19 reviews)

Dr. Ayati never gave up trying to find the right medication.
Dr. Ayati is so compassionate he diagnosed my problem & got me on the med. He follows up with phone calls! What dr. does that???
The discussion of a follow-up plan for this visit was excellent. However, I was less satisfied with my initial visit's follow-up.
Dr. Ayati is a special person and physician.
Dr Ayati is the best doctor I have ever had. He is intelligent, professional and most important caring.
Our (my daughter and I) experience of our meetings with Dr. Ayati have been very satisfactory.
Dr. Ayati has wide knowledge of his profession, care about his patients, for present and future, he has instinct and healing ability.
Good experience.
Did not have the time (or my list) to talk about my health problems.
He has already referred me to Dr. James to take Dr. Ayati's place.
I'm so glad I met my doc. For I fill so grateful, he is now my primary doc. he very good for my illness.
The care provider is very knowledgeable. I am very happy to have this care provider.
The care provider is very knowledgeable. I'd - like to have this care provider forever.
Very good experience.
All in all, very good.
Very interested in me as a person.
I only had good experience with Dr. Ayati. He treated me with the most care & respect. I felt comfortable with this dr. better then I have in any other doctor's office.
Always look forward to my visits with Dr. Ayati. He has been of help many times.
Dr. Ayati is one of the best doctors we have experienced.

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