Rena Sarhangian, MD

Rena Sarhangian, MD

Adolescent Medicine| Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Primary Location
Santa Monica Pediatric Specialty Care
1260 15th Street
Suite 1024
Santa Monica, California 90404


Dr. Sarhangian is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and a member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP). She completed medical school at the University of Arizona and her Pediatric Residency at UCLA. She joined the UCLA Pediatric Hospitalist Division in 2016 and her responsibilities included overseeing the treatment of inpatients with eating disorders in our Medical Stabilization Program at Santa Monica-UCLA Hospital. She now joins our Nourish for Life team providing outpatient as well as inpatient care to our patients.

Her specialized training in the treatment of eating disorders includes knowledge and expertise in Family-Based Therapy (FBT).

She has a comprehensive understanding of the medical, psychological, and social aspects of eating disorders as well as how they impact the lives of patients and their families. Her clinical interests include anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant eating disorders, and ARFID. Her research interests include reducing hospital readmissions for patients with eating disorders.




Medical Board Certifications

Pediatric Hospital Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics, 2022
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 2014


Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Phoenix Children's Hospital, 2015


Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 2014


Pediatrics, UCLA School of Medicine, 2012


MD, University of Arizona Medical Center, 2011

Hospital Affiliations

Areas of Focus

Body image issues
Bulimia nervosa
Anorexia nervosa
Healthy eating
Eating disorders
Body dysmorphic disorder