Mehrdad Saliminejad, MD, is a board-certified gastroenterologist and founder of ProDigest Gastroenterology & Hepatology Associates in Lakewood and Long Beach, California.
Dr. Saliminejad — or simply Dr. Sal — opened his practice to provide individualized, high-quality patient care using the most advanced tools and techniques.
After earning his Doctor of Medicine at Qazvin University of Medical Sciences in Qazvin, Iran, Dr. Saliminejad went on to complete his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology and hepatology fellowship at Tehran University of Medical Sciences in Tehran, Iran.
Dr. Saliminejad relocated to the United States, completing both his internal medicine residency and gastroenterology fellowship training at The University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.
Dedicated to his profession, Dr. Saliminejad took an advanced endoscopy fellowship in endoscopic ultrasound at Montreal General Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
He was recruited by Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, as an assistant professor of clinical medicine and became director of advanced endoscopy and interim chief of the gastroenterology division.
After teaching residents and fellows for five years at SIU, Dr. Saliminejad moved back to Southern California to serve as director at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center’s Gastroenterology & Advanced Endoscopy Services in Long Beach. He also directs the gastroenterology clinic at the Todd Cancer Institute.
With years of experience managing complex medical problems, Dr. Saliminejad aims to provide the best care possible in a personalized, compassionate, and insightful manner. To better serve his diverse community, Dr. Saliminejad is fluent in English and Farsi and can communicate in Spanish.
In his spare time, Dr. Saliminejad enjoys learning new things and spending time with his family.
Please contact our office to verify acceptance of your insurance plan. Qualifications for insurance coverage may differ due to the uniqueness of each procedure. We are happy to file insurance for your reimbursement as long as you are free to choose your own gastroenterologist.