Shant Shekherdimian, MD
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Shant Shekherdimian, MD

  • Pediatric General Surgery
Westwood Pediatrics | 200 Medical Plaza, Suite 265, Los Angeles, CA 90095


Shant Shekherdimian MD, MPH, joined the pediatric surgery faculty at UCLA in 2014. He completed his general surgery residency at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and pediatric surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Shekherdimian holds board certifications in General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr Shekherdimian's clinical interests include neonatal surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and surgical management of inflammatory bowel diseases. His research interests focus on developing innovative treatment options for children with short bowel syndrome. Dr. Shekherdimian is also an active global health researcher, focusing on health systems strengthening and development of quality improvement initiatives in post-Soviet nations.




Medical Board Certifications

Pediatric Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2016
Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2012


Pediatric General Surgery, Hospital for Sick Children, 2015


Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, 2012
Surgery, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, 2007


Surgery, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, 2006


MD, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2005


Hospital Affiliations

Medical Services



  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Appendicitis
  • Pediatric Trauma
  • Global Health/Global Surgery


  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Centivo
  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Health Net of California
  • Interplan (part of HealthSmart)
  • L.A. Care
  • MultiPlan
  • UFCM Health System
  • Prime Health Services
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • UnitedHealthcare

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  • Super Doctors® Southern California, 2024
  • Top Doctors, Los Angeles Magazine, 2021
  • Fulbright U.S. Scholar
  • Delta Omega Honors Society