Dr. Sandra Vizireanu was born in the beautiful beach city of Constanta, Romania and moved to Westlake Village, California at the age of 8. The first physician in a family of engineers, she graduated with BA degrees in Integrative Biology and Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley, then received her MD from Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia. Returning to Los Angeles to be with her family, she completed her residency in Family Medicine at the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Following graduation, she worked with Emergent Medical Associates gaining extensive experience in emergency and urgent care medicine. Dr. Vizireanu joined UCLA Health with the intent to emphasize the importance of preventative medicine, healthy lifestyle choices, and an integrative therapeutic approach to illness. She loves seeing patients of all ages from newborns to seniors and building strong relationships with entire families as well individual patients. She specializes in routine physicals, managing chronic illness, urgent care visits, pediatric care as well as procedures such as laceration repair, IUD and Nexplanon placement, skin biopsies, and toenail removals. Since joining the UCLA primary care practice, Dr. Vizireanu has become involved in the Redondo Beach community though educational lectures at the YMCA and local senior citizen centers, she has become a member of the Bioethics Committee at Providence Little Company of Mary, and she has joined the Advisory Board for STEM at Redondo Union High School. She is a co-founder of the Walk With a Doc program in Redondo Beach as well as the UCLA South Bay Grand Round lecture series that provides community physicians with evidence based medical updates. As of 2015, she has extended her practice to include women’s health care as a physician of the Iris Cantor-UCLA Women’s Health Center. She regularly publishes medical cases in UCLA journals as well as patient education articles in local South Bay magazines and school newspapers. Outside of the office, Dr. Vizireanu enjoys the wonderful California weather. She is an avid pool and ping-pong player, optimistic yet persistent amateur chef, and enthusiastic bike rider. She loves reading in the sun, spending time with her family, and her daily bite of chocolate.