The Pacific Pearl La Jolla’s Dr. Pedi Mirdamadi earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, where he majored in psychology and graduated with honors. He went on to receive a full scholarship from York University and earned a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology.
At his time in York, he conducted research in an exercise physiology and obesity lab where his research examining “Secular trends in the relationship between caloric intake, macronutrient intake, carbohydrate intake, and physical activity with obesity” went on to be published in the major scientific journal Obesity Research and Clinical Practice.
Dr. Pedi’s love for health and wellness led him to the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition where he learned to take a holistic view towards patient care and to use food as medicine, eventually earning him the designation of a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN).
After practicing as a Nutritionist for 3 years, Dr. Pedi knew he could offer more to his clients if he added a medical degree. This desire led him to Bastyr University California where he studied Naturopathic Medicine and went on to graduate as a Naturopathic Doctor. In medical school, Dr. Pedi was one of the founding members of the AIHM Student Alliance, an integrative medicine community for students.
While in medical school, Dr. Pedi also received training from leaders in functional medicine, the Institute of Functional Medicine, on topics including hormones, energy, immune system, cardiovascular health, digestion, and detox. He went on to pass his certification exam and case study from the Institute of Functional Medicine to become an IFM Certified Practitioner.
Upon graduating from Bastyr’s Naturopathic Medicine program, Dr. Pedi was accepted to his top choice for residency at Pacific Pearl La Jolla. With wonderful reviews from his patients, The Pearl’s management didn’t hesitate to hire him full time once he completed his residency. His areas of clinical expertise include weight loss, men’s health, nutrition, digestive health, PRP facials, and regenerative joint injections.
Dr. Pedi is passionate about working with his patients to get to the root cause of their disease and helping them use diet and lifestyle factors to create the best health of their lives.