Pouyan Famini, MD
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Pouyan Famini, MD

  • Endocrinology
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Endocrine Center | 100 Medical Plaza, Suite 310, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Dr. Pouyan Famini grew up in the San Fernando Valley and earned his Bachelor's of Science in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He then went on to the Albany Medical College in New York for his Medical Degree and returned to Los Angeles to complete residency training in Internal Medicine and specialty training in Endocrinology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. Following his training, Dr. Famini was in private practice for two years in Van Nuys practicing Endocrinology and treating hormone related disorders before joining UCLA.

His clinical interests include adrenal, bone (osteopenia/osteoporosis), pituitary, parathyroid, reproductive and thyroid disorders. He has a special interest in thyroid nodules and thyroid cancer. His research interests have included pituitary disease. In his free time, he enjoys keeping up with his favorite sports teams, reading and traveling with his family.

Link to Dr. Famini's complete CV >




Medical Board Certifications

Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2014
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012


Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2014


Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2012


Internal Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 2010


MD, Albany Medical College, 2009


  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2021, 2023, 2024
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Award 2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Award 2005


West Los Angeles

Endocrine Center

Endocrinology| Pediatric Endocrinology| Endocrine Surgery
San Fernando Valley

Encino Specialty Care

Cardiology| Cardiac Imaging| Allergy and Immunology +10 more specialties

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center


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  • Pituitary disease
  • Thyroid cancer


Link to my PubMed publications >

  1. Azizyan, A., Miller, J. M., Azzam, R. I., Maya, M. M., Famini, P., Pressman, B. D., & Moser, F. G. (2015). Spontaneous retroclival hematoma in pituitary apoplexy: case series. Journal of neurosurgery, 123(3), 808-812.
  2. Famini, P., & Melmed, S. (2014). Pituitary apoplexy. In Endocrine Emergencies (pp. 175-211). Humana Press.
  3. Famini, P., Maya, M. M., & Melmed, S. (2011). Pituitary magnetic resonance imaging for sellar and parasellar masses: ten-year experience in 2598 patients. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 96(6), 1633- 1641.
  4. Streja, L., Famini, P., & Streja, D. A. (2007, June). Clinical inertia and GFR decline in patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertension. In DIABETES (Vol. 56, pp. A308-A308). 1701 N BEAUREGARD ST, ALEXANDRIA, VA 22311-1717 USA: AMER DIABETES ASSOC.


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  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
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  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California Rising Stars 2021, 2023, 2024
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Award 2008
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society Award 2005