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Our Expert Team

Program Directors

Steven S. Raman, MD
Professor of Radiology, Urology, and Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine.
Dr. Raman co-director of the Fibroid Treatment Program at UCLA, he specializes in MRI guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS).
Christopher TarnayChristopher M. Tarnay, MD
Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine
Dr. Tarnay co-director of the Fibroid Treatment Program at UCLA, is a recognized authority in the specialty urogynecology and laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery. He is an experienced Da Vinci surgeon offering uterine and fertility sparing surgical options for patients with fibroids.
Michael JohnsonMichael Johnson, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine
Dr. Johnson co-director of the Fibroid Treatment Program at UCLA, brings nearly 20 years of education and experience to the UCLA Fibroid Treatment Program, he is leader in the medical community and an equally strong advocate for empowering women through education.

Physicians

Simin BahramiSimin Bahrami, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Bahrami has multispecialty training specializing in comprehensive fibroid evaluation and treatment. Utilizing state of the art imaging she can provide personalized treatment recommendations for each patient's fibroid type. She offers both MRI guided Focused Ultrasound and uterine artery embolization.
Antoinette GomesAntoinette Gomes, MD
Interventional Radiologist & Professor of Radiological Sciences and Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Gomes is one of the longest practicing Interventional Radiologist performing Uterine Fibroid Embolizations. Her experience and skill is unrivaled and, she continues to be an intricate component in medical research which benefits the lives of both men and women worldwide.

Tamara GrisalesTamara Grisales, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Grisales is a specialist in urogynecology and pelvic reconstructive surgery and specializes in laparoscopic and robotic minimally invasive surgery. She offers individualized treatment options to women with fibroids.

Cheryl HoffmanCheryl Hoffman, MD
Associate Professor of Interventional Radiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine
Dr. Hoffman's area of expertise is Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) Treatment. She has been performing UFE since its inception in the late 90's. A firm believer in less invasive modalities, Dr. Hoffman is a strong advocate for women and a strong proponent for less invasive treatment fibroid treatment options such as UFE.

David LuDavid Lu, MD
Professor of Radiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Lu is one of the founding physicians of the Fibroid Treatment Program at UCLA. He specializes in MRI guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS). His philosophy of excellence through synergy between cutting edge imaging techniques and innovations in intervention remains a driving factor in the delivery of patient care and clinical outcomes for the Fibroid Center.
Erica ObermanErica Oberman, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Oberman provides a comprehensive approach to the care of her patients with fibroids. Her individualized treatment plans include conservative, medical or surgical options for women with fibroids. Dr. Oberman is also involved in clinical research focused on surgical management of fibroids and quality of life outcomes.

Aldo PalmieriAldo Palmieri, MD
Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


William Parker, MDWilliam Parker, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Parker is past-president of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists and has an international reputation in minimally invasive surgery. He is well-published in the areas of fibroid treatment, laparoscopic surgery for fibroids and ovarian masses, ovarian conservation at the time of hysterectomy and avoiding complications at surgery using aviation safety and cognitive science principles. He is a frequent lecturer on these topics and has been on the Editorial Board and an Editor of the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology.

Ram Parvataneni, MDRam Parvataneni, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr Parvataneni's expertise is in minimally invasive options for the management of fibroids including robotic assisted surgeries. Dr Parvataneni is actively involved in new and novel treatment options for fibroids and has several clinical trials evaluating newer treatment options and outcomes.

William Parker, MDAdam Plotnik, MD
Assistant Professor of Radiology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr Plotnik is a specialist in Interventional Radiology having completed advanced fellowship training at UCLA, with expertise in Uterine Fibroid Embolization. Dr Plotnik is an advocate for minimally invasive, uterus sparing procedures in women with symptomatic fibroids, such as Uterine Fibroid Embolization. Dr Plotnik also performs Uterine Fibroid Embolization through the radial artery in the wrist to minimize post-procedure discomfort.

Valentina RodriguezValentina Rodriguez
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Rodriguez specializes in women seeking minimally invasive surgical treatment options for their fibroids, including both laparoscopic and hysteroscopic removal. She is an advocate for women who desire to remove their fibroids without removing their entire uterus, and works to individualize surgical treatment for each patient to meet their goals.

Steve YuSteve Yu, MD
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Yu specializes in minimally invasive surgery. He offers innovative laparoscopic, robotic and hysteroscopic approaches to treating uterine fibroids.

Uterine Fibroid Program Nurse Practitioners

Samantha Tangchaiburana


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