Dr. Peyman Benharash

In a twisted turn of events, the same way Sheriff Cosby was able to quickly respond and serve his community, in-turn he received the same attention to care and quick response to save his life.

By uclahealth • December 30, 2019

On Feb. 22, 2016, Michael Bannon was taking his daily morning bike ride when tragedy struck. Somewhere along his one hour route through Santa Monica, Bannon, now [...]

By uclahealth • January 17, 2019

“A few times in a physicians career there will be these transcendental moments that shape and inspire us,” says Dr. Michael Yeh, a surgeon at UCLA who was working on Father’s Day when a unique patient came in. “His blood pressure dropped suddenly in the middle of the night, so [...]

By uclahealth • July 13, 2018

“I was at a barbeque when I got the call to mobilize our extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) team,” says Dr. Peyman Benharash, pictured left, director of the adult ECMO program at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. The patient, Matt Pohlson, pictured center, had just suffered stress-induced cardiomyopathy, or heart [...]

By uclahealth • July 13, 2018

“We are able to deliver an advanced therapy which replaces the function of the heart and lungs in a patient whose organs are failing,” says Dr. Peyman Benharash, associate professor of surgery and bioengineering and director of the adult extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program at UCLA. “The ECMO machine allows the [...]

By uclahealth • July 13, 2018

Dr. Avital Harari (with the support of Dr. Benharash) recently conducted a very difficult parathyroid surgery on me, as the malfunctioning parathyroid node had descended behind my sternum and next to my aorta. The operation was done wonderfully and with the proper caution, which, of course, I greatly appreciate. In [...]

By skfigler • August 29, 2016