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Eric Chaghouri

Dr. Eric Chaghouri is a 2007 graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned his B. A. in Biology with Summa Cum Laude honors. While at UCLA, he helped the men’s varsity volleyball team earn a National Championship in 2006. He was named the UCLA Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2007.

He earned his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine in 2011. He completed his internship training in 2008 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and the remaining three years of residency in general adult psychiatry at the Los Angeles County and University of Southern California Medical Center. He served as the Chief Resident in psychiatric emergency services during his fourth year of residency. He also served as Resident Clinical Instructor and Volunteer Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the Keck School of Medicine.

After completing residency, Dr. Chaghouri accepted a fellowship position in forensic psychiatry at the prestigious USC Institute of Psychiatry and Law. His scholarly activities included publishing in Legal Digest and presenting research findings at the Keck School of Medicine annual conference.

Since completing his forensic psychiatry fellowship, he has established a successful and thriving practice in West Hollywood and Century City, California, focusing on treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders. He works in an array of capacities with attorneys, courts, and other parties in actual or potential litigation. He also has extensive experience consulting and providing opinions on psychiatric issues for major television networks. Dr. Chaghouri’s interests include addiction medicine, substance use disorders, forensic psychiatry, medical ethics, psychological autopsy, gender wellness, and evidence-based treatment of psychiatric conditions.

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Dr. Kimberly Brown

Dr. Kimberly Brown works as a Psychiatrist at Lido Wellness Center (LWC), with Board Certification in General and Addiction Psychiatry. After receiving her medical degree from the USC Keck School of Medicine and completing her internship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, she finished her residency at USC’s Keck Hospital where she served as Chief Resident of Outpatient Services. She received specialized training in psychodynamic, and intensive short-term, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. She pursued an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at UCLA’s Sepulveda Ambulatory Care training center and has practiced in a variety of settings including the Veteran’s Administration, Inpatient Psychiatric Hospitals, the Emergency Room and Consult services for hospitalized patients. She joined LWC’s elite team because of their stellar reputation and treatment philosophy that closely mirrors her own, with a conservative approach to medication that often serves a supportive role to therapy.

In her practice at LWC, Dr. Brown provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management, paying special attention to individual treatment goals. Her approach to therapy is flexible and integrative in order to best meet the needs and desired outcomes of each patient. By carefully exploring each patient’s personal history, life experiences, and attitudes toward medication, she approaches everyone with empathy in order to facilitate their best treatment options. She finds the most rewarding part of her position to be the ability to collaborate with expert therapists and treat the whole person. She believes that the road to wellness is highly individualized. Dr. Brown enjoys guiding and encouraging patients to take the brave steps necessary each day to address their mental health needs. She believes it is a privilege to witness the life-changing transformations that therapy and medication can make in someone’s life.

Dr. Brown enjoys teaching medical students and residents and has served as a clinical instructor at the USC Keck School of Medicine, and as a Grand Rounds presenter at the USC and UCLA Sepulveda residency programs. She currently holds memberships in the American Psychiatric Association, the California Society of Addiction Medicine, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Brown also serves as a staff physician at Cedars-Sinai for the Consult-Liaison Department. In addition to her work at LWC, Dr. Brown maintains a private practice at Cedars Sinai Medical Center. In her time away from work, Dr. Brown practices wellness in her own life by spending time with her puppy, Kirby, and traveling whenever she can.

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