“Ever since I was a young child, I was determined to become a doctor. Helping people reach their health goals appealed to me. It was, however, after watching a close family member deal with the devastation of colon cancer that I knew without a doubt I wanted to specialize in the field of gastroenterology. Gastroenterology is one of the most multifarious and rewarding specialties. It enables me to combine cognitive and manual skills to perform minimally invasive procedures to help prevent, diagnose and treat illnesses. “Although the field of medicine constantly faces challenges, there’s something very special about being a doctor. All physicians take the Hippocratic Oath upon graduating from medical school. We promise to help the sick, and in doing so, we shoulder a profound responsibility. As a specialist, I can perform procedures, teach and take care of patients on a long-term basis. It is truly satisfying to know I have made a significant and positive change in a person’s life. The years of education, training and hard work that led me down this path have provided the ability to focus on one goal: attending to the patient in front of me, no matter what the future of medicine holds.” Castle Connolly Board-Certified: Gastroenterology/Hepatology; Internal Medicine Fellow: American College of Physicians Fellowship-Trained: Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Liver Transplantation, USC, Los Angeles, CA Residency: USC, Los Angeles, CA Chief Resident: Internal Medicine, USC, Los Angeles, CA MD: Chicago Medical School, N. Chicago, IL MS: Chicago Medical School, N. Chicago, IL MA: Boston University, Boston, MA Awards: Physicians of Excellence Award, Orange County Register and Orange County Medical Association, 2015, 2016 and 2017; USC Resident of the Year, American Liver Foundation/American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Resident Scholar Award; USC Sabina Brautbar Resident Scholar Award Member: American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American College of Gastroenterology, Southern California Society of Gastroenterology, Orange County Gastroenterology Association, Orange County Medical Association Researcher, Lecturer, Author Dr. Bemanian has special interests in colon cancer prevention, stomach and esophageal cancer detection, hemorrhoids treatment, nonsurgical weight loss treatment and advanced biliary interventional endoscopy. He incorporates the latest endoscopy technology in his procedures, diagnosing, preventing and treating gastrointestinal disorders, including esophageal, gastric and colon cancer. Dr. Bemanian is native to Southern California and is fluent in Farsi/Persian. He enjoys spending time with his wife and children.