Pedram Salimpour, MD


Appointed Commissioner

Term Expiration: June 30, 2022

Pedram Salimpour, MD, MPH, is co-founder of Boston Global Medical Investments (BGMI), a company focused on the transfer of clinical systems, medical protocols, science, technology, and third party payer relationships to Asia from the United States.

Dr. Salimpour attended Boston University School of Medicine, where he graduated as an Alpha Omega Alpha National Research Scholar and was the first ever two-time recipient of the American College of Physicians’ Research Award. He completed his residency at USC Medical Center / Keck School of Medicine and received his Masters of Public Health degree at UCLA, where he served on the Board of Directors for nearly a decade.

Prior to BGMI, Dr. Salimpour served as CEO and co-founder of Champion Health Enterprises, LLC. Founded in 2011, CHE is focused on the creation of novel health ecosystems for Native American tribes and business entities with over $500 mm in annual revenue. In 2007 Dr. Salimpour acquired Alvarado Hospital in San Diego from Tenet Health Care Corporation (NYSE: THC) and co-founded Plymouth Health, a physician-owned company that owned and operated the medical center. In 2006 Dr. Salimpour co-founded and served as President of CareNex Health Services, a healthcare technology and client-services organization specializing in neonatal and perinatal disease management programs with presence in over 40% (650) of the Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU’s) in the United States. In 2012 CareNex was wholly acquired by Wellpoint, Inc (NYSE: WLP). From 2001 to 2005, Dr. Salimpour served as co-founder and executive vice president of NexCare Collaborative, an organization serving the healthcare needs of more than 100,000 children and families in Southern California. Its collaborators included the National Institutes of Health and NBC Television.

Dr. Salimpour has co-authored major grant awards from the National Institutes of Health / National Library of Medicine and the UniHealth Foundation and has authored dozens of peer reviewed scientific abstracts and journal publications. In 2013 Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, the world’s largest publisher of medical textbooks published, “Photographic Atlas of Pediatric Disorders and Diagnosis,” co-authored by Dr. Ralph Salimpour and Dr. Pejman Salimpour, father and brother of Dr. Pedram Salimpour. Currently, Dr. Salimpour serves as President-elect of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, is a member of the Boards of Directors of Boston University School of Medicine and is a Founding Board Member of the School of Medicine at the University of California, Riverside. Dr. Salimpour serves as an adjunct Professor of Health and Human Services at the Center on Human Aging at San Diego State University and is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine.

In 2005, Dr. Salimpour received an Emmy Award for his news documentary, “The Face of America.”

Dr. Salimpour is the recipient of a Commendation from Governor Gray Davis of California for his distinguished record of service to the State. In 2009, Dr. Salimpour worked with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on California’s Health Care Reform taskforce. Dr. Salimpour has been a regularly invited speaker at national and international conferences. Most recently, Dr. Salimpour was invited to serve as the keynote speaker at the Annual Scientific Colloquium at MIT, to give the keynote commencement address to over 10,000 graduates at the University of California, Riverside and the keynote speaker at the annual investors’ conference at Healthpoint Capital in New York ($1 bb under management).