Shayan Rab M.D.
PsychiatristLocations: Grand Ave. - South Los Angeles Clinic
- B.S. University of Southern California
- M.D. Keck School Of Medicine University of Southern California
- Psychiatry Residency University of California, Los Angeles
I was born in Pakistan and immigrated to the US at the age of fifteen with my family. Shortly after our arrival we moved into my aunt's home in the San Fernando Valley where I began high school at El Camino Real as an incoming junior. Two years later I graduated as valedictorian and began college at USC with the goal of becoming a doctor. In college I majored in Biological Sciences and minored in Business Administration. I also took on a number of leadership positions, volunteered at local hospitals and even taught frightened underclassmen the horrors of organic chemistry.
I graduated college with high honors and my academic success earned an acceptance into the prestigious Keck School of Medicine of USC where I finally began my medical training. At Keck I mastered a comprehensive basic science and systems based curriculum and after completing all my medical rotations, decided on psychiatry as an ideal career fit. With this direction in mind I pursed a psychiatry residency at UCLA and was accepted into their combined VA and County Program. Although my training in psychiatry was rigorous, I excelled each year and was honored with the appointed position of Chief Resident in my final year of training.
My journey in medicine was not always academically inclined. I also took the time for finding new hobbies. I have always had a keen interest in music and acting. During my training I frequently made time to DJ and perform stand up comedy at local venues. After completing my psychiatry residency, it was finally time to apply for job. I have always had a deep passion for working with minorities and individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds so I decided to pursue a career in public psychiatry by working for Los Angeles County as a psychiatrist for the Department of Mental Health.
During my time as a county psychiatrist, I learned about the California Neighborhood Health Foundation and the great work the organization has been doing for our local communities. After meeting with the executive staff members, I brought forward a proposal to create an integrated mental health program within their primary care clinics and was hired as the new Director of Behavioral Health. I have only recently started my work at this organization and am thoroughly excited to be given such a unique opportunity. I intend to a be an asset here at the California Neighborhood Health Foundation and look forward to continuing my work with my team and future patients.