CENTER FOR WOUND MANAGEMENT AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE

HYPERBARIC PHYSICIAN

AVI ISHAAYA, MD

Abraham (Avi) Ishaaya, M.D., F.C.C.P., F.A.A.S.M., F.A.C.G.S., M.A.C.G.S. (Dr. Avi)

Dr. Ishaaya received his Bachelor’s degree with honors from UCLA at age 19 and graduated from medical school at age 23. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and proceeded to complete a fellowship in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. He is board-certified in Pulmonary, Sleep, Internal and Geriatrics medicine and has been in private practice since 1996.


Dr. Avi is also a Member of the American Society of Bariatric Medicine, American Thoracic Society, and American College of Chest Physicians, American Medical Directors Association, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. He is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA School of Medicine and has been teaching students, residents, and fellows since 1997. As well, he had been the corporate medical director for the Country Villa Health System, which owned or operated nearly fifty nursing homes in California.


Over the past 20 years, Dr. Avi has been treating sleep disorders patients and has directed multiple sleep labs including the Cedar Sinai Sleep Lab. He currently directs the Midway Sleep Lab, one of the few sleep labs in Los Angeles accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). He has pioneered the concept of telemedical evaluation, remote sleep testing and sleep monitoring to enhance patient convenience and reduce cost. Dr. Avi has been awarded the Paul Rubenstein Award and the Excellence in Original Research Award (awarded twice). He is a Solomon Scholar and has received honors from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Southern California Pulmonary Research Conference. As well, he was named a top physician in California by Newsweek.


Dr. Avi is a sought-after, national speaker and expert for Geriatric, Pulmonary, and Sleep issues, and is a Reviewer expert for Maximus Federal Agency.
Dr. Avi is also fluent in Hebrew and Spanish as well as medical Russian.
His caring, comprehensive approach combined with his extensive medical background has made him a top physician for many celebrities and other doctors. Dr. Avi believes in treating the individual, not just the individual symptoms.

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