General Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Double Board Certified in General Adult Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Dr. Tashkandi has spent his career exploring the inner workings of the mind. Specifically, he examines the relationship between psychiatry, medicine and the human experience.
At the age of 16, Dr. Tashkandi completed high school in Los Angeles and pursued a bachelor’s degree in Sociology at UCLA, where he graduated with honors.
While in college in 2008, Dr. Tashkandi joined the Persian American Cancer Institute (PACI) and later became their spokesperson. He obtained his Master’s degree in Medical Sciences from the Western University of Health Sciences in California in 2012, when he began writing what would become an award-winning chapter in The Textbook of Nanoneuroscience and Nanoneruosurgery.
In 2012, Dr. Tashkandi attended Medical School at Western University of Health Sciences and graduated in 2016. Upon graduation, he started residency in general adult psychiatry and upon completion in 2019, he went on to complete his fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the USC Keck School of Medicine, where he served as an education chief and helped care for the underserved population in the greater Los Angeles area. While there, he gained deep experience treating complex, challenging cases pertaining to numerous psychiatric disorders, with added emphasis on eating disorders.
Dr. Tashkandi is currently a clinical faculty member of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the USC Keck School of Medicine, where he participates in teaching and part-time patient care. His philosophy is to use evidence-based medicine and a whole person approach in treating patients, using medication management, psychotherapy and education.
Dr. Tashkandi is passionately interested in educating the public about mental health issues and is currently working to raise awareness of weight-related mental health topics at Trimly.