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Professional Membership

  • American Medical Association, California Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, the Southern California Psychiatric Society, and Physicians for Patient Protection. 

torie sepah, md
Torie Sepah, MD was born in Iran and immigrated to to the US at the age of seven, in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution. She grew up in the SF Bay area, primarily in the city of South San Francisco.  For undergraduate university, she headed southward to UCLA, majoring in Poli. Sci., graduating Magna Cum Laude.  She worked for several years in publishing, including as the Assistant Editor of Ms. Magazine in NYC during which she wrote the "Health", sparking her interest in science, health and ultimately medicine. She went on to complete a two year post-baccalaureate, pre-medical program and was accepted at Tulane School of Medicine in New Orleans, LA.
 
Dr. Sepah and her husband, Ron Shatzmiller, a neurologist and co-partner of PNC, met at Tulane and married  as second and third-year medical students, respectively. She received her Doctor of Medicine in 2006, completed her  Internship year in Family Medicine at Kaiser-Los Angeles Health Center, and Psychiatry residency at USC + LAC in 2013. She served as Chief Resident in 2012  and is a Diplomate (“Board Certifed) of the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in General Psychiatry.
Dr. Sepah spent five years working in correctional healthcare, beginning at LA County's Twin Tower's Correctional Facility followed by a year at an ICE Detention facility, and most recently at the California Department of Corrections in Corona (California Institution for Women), where she served at Chief Psychiatrist through January 2018. 
She continues to teach residents as an Assistant Clinical Professor at USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.  Management of systems and improvement of healthcare models--in particular in the area of access, has been an area a particular area of interest. Continuing to perform the duties of a Medical Director for Psychiatry at Imperial Health Holdings Medical Group & Health Plan, allows for involvement in health care management.   
Dr. Sepah continues to write, mostly articles about the practice of medicine, patient advocacy and improving access to care. 
She has conducted research and continues to in the area of physician burnout syndrome. Dr. Shatzmiller and Dr. Sepah co-founded Physician to Physician: Healing the Practice of Medicine in 2017, a closed online virtual peer-to-peer burnout prevention forum for physicians, now with 1800 members. 
Dr. Sepah speaks Farsi fluently. 
ron shatzmiller, md
Ron Shatzmiller, MD, MS  is a co-owner and partner  of Pasadena Neuropsychiatry Center. Dr. Shatzmiller is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with certification in General Neurology as well as secondary specialty certification by the American Board of Sleep Medicine.  
Dr. Shatzmiller was raised in Canada, Israel and France. He  attended McGill University in Montreal as an undergraduate, and also received his Masters of Science in Neuroscience at McGill.  He and Dr. Sepah both attended Tulane School of Medicine, where they met and married.   
 
Dr. Shatzmiller completed intership in Internal Medicine at the VA Houston Medical Center, followed by Neurology residency at USC +LAC.  Dr. Shatzmiller was Chief Resident in his final year of residency and went on to complete a fifth year of  training as a Fellow in Neurophysiology. 
Dr. Shatzmiller has published literature in the field of neuroscience and continues to teach residents and medical students  at both USC Keck School of Medicine and PIH Health. 
Dr. Shatzmiller's current role at PNC is non-clinical as he is currently in practice offsite as the Chair of Neurology at PIH Health.  He will bring his expertise in integrating and implementing neuro-behavioral care models as well as building a full access neuro-psychiatry clinic at PNC, including the integration of TMS for psychiatric and neurological conditions.     
Dr. Shatzmiller is fluent in French & Italian, and conversational Hebrew. 
Both Torie Sepah, MD and Ron Shatzmiller, MD are licensed by the Medical Board of California, under a "Physician & Surgeon's License" and a license to prescribe medications by the Department of Justice's Drug Enforcement Agency. 
 
Specialty board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology can be verified at: https://www.abpn.com/
California state medical licensure: The Medical Board of California: http://www.mbc.ca.gov/Breeze/License_Verification.aspx
DEA license:  https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/