Dr. Armin Alavi
Dr. Armin Alavi attended college at Cambridge Tutors College, Surrey, England and University College, London, England. He studied medicine at Southhampton Medical School, England from 1994 to 2000 and obtained his medical degree in 2000. He completed his General Surgery training in England and obtained a general surgery diploma in 2005 and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In 2005 he moved to Los Angeles, CA and commenced further post-graduated training (residency) in Otolaryngology (ENT)- Head & Neck Surgery at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center in 2005. He completed his residency successfully in July 2010.
He is an active member of the American Medical Association and The Royal College of Surgeons of England and has been in private practice in Ventura, California since July 2010.
Dr. Alavi loves to travel and experience different cultures. He is fluent in Persian, and also speaks Spanish and German. He likes tennis, running, football (soccer), swimming and attending the gym regularly.
Dr. Stephanie A. Culver, M.D.
Dr. Stephanie Culver was born and raised in Newark, Delaware, where she attended the University of Delaware undergraduate studies program and graduated Magna Cum Laude with Honors and Distinction. She immediately began her medical training, receiving her medical degree from New York University in Manhattan. While at NYU, Dr. Culver completed her five-year residency training in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, where she served as Chief Resident at the world-renowned Bellevue Hospital Center, the nation’s first and oldest public hospital. She most recently completed additional fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA.
After moving from New York City to Los Angeles to complete her fellowship training, she decided to remain in sunny coastal California to continue her practice. Following ten years of specialized medical training, Dr. Culver is dedicated to providing the highest-level comprehensive and compassionate care to her patients.
Outside the operating room, Dr. Culver enjoys spending much of her free time hiking, traveling, cooking, and spending quality time with her friends and family.