Nava Yeganeh, MD, MPH

Nava Yeganeh, MD, MPH

  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Santa Monica 16th Street Internal Medicine & Pediatrics | 1245 16th Street, Suite 125, Santa Monica, CA 90404


Dr. Yeganeh, MD MPH is a visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Disease at the David Geffen School of Medicine. Her current research focuses on preventing transmission of HIV, Hepatitis, Syphilis, Gonorrhea and Chlamydia to infants through the implementation of TRIPAI, an initiative focused on involving male partners of pregnant women in prenatal care. Her research is currently taking place at collaborating research sites in Brazil but she has also worked in over 15 international settings including Lesotho, China, Honduras, South Africa and Iran. Dr. Yeganeh is an attending physician at Mattel Children's Hospital, teaching infectious disease fellows, pediatric residents and medical students. She is also the founder of the International Travel/Adoption Clinic at Mattel Children's UCLA Pediatric Specialists. Through her research, she has created close collaborations with both members of the School of Medicine, the School of Public Health, and School of Engineering, and will continue to perform research with new fellows both at UCLA and in Brazil. She has served as mentor to several students in training both at UCLA and in Brazil interested in promoting women’s health, and continues to work on research translating evidence based clinical interventions to policies optimizing the health of pregnant women and infants.




Medical Board Certifications

Pediatric Infectious Diseases, American Board of Pediatrics, 2013
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2008


Pediatric Infectious Disease, UCLA School of Medicine, 2011


Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 2008


MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2005
MD, University of Washington School of Medicine, 2004


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Hospital Affiliations



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  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
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  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
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