Edmund Shaheen

Ed Shaheen studied and lived in a Franciscan monastery for six years before pursuing pre-medical studies at Loyola University of Los Angeles. He received his M.D. from Tulane University in New Orleans and completed his residency in Family Practice at Kaiser Permanente in Los Angeles. He also trained at both Charity Hospital in New Orleans and USC-LA County General Hospital, and has worked as a family physician with a personal patient load of 2500 to 3000 patients for more than 30 years. During this time he has also taught medical students from UCLA and family practice residents in the clinic and at bedside. He has additional experience in the emergency room, urgent care and hospital care settings and is certified in both the American Board of Family Medicine and American Board of Medical Acupuncture. Dr. Shaheen is a Diplomat of the American Board of Family Medicine, for which he has been successfully re-certified six times (1978-2019). He has over thirty years experience as a Family Medicine physician with a very large practice (2500-3000 patients). His experience also includes: general mid-wife training in obstetrics and office gynecology, emergency room care, acute non-urgent care, pediatric care, geriatric care, hospital care, office dermatology and minor surgery. He is also a Diplomat of the American Board of Medical Acupuncture (2001-2012). Dr. Shaheen was the Secretary and co-founder of the California branch of the Academy of Medical Acupuncture (2004-2006), and a consultant to the California Board of Medical Examiners.

Education & Credentials
  • B.S., Loyola University of Los Angeles
  • M.D., Tulane Medical School, New Orleans
  • U.S.C.-Los Angeles General Hospital, rotating intern
  • Family Medicine Residency, Kaiser, Los Angeles
  • Partner Southern California Permanente Medical Group
Areas of Expertise / Interests
  • Western clinical medicine
Taught Courses
  • Biomedicine of Acupuncture
  • Western Clinical Medicine I & II
  • Western Pharmacology
  • Western Physical Assessment
  • Survey of Health Professions
  • Lab and X-ray Diagnosis
  • Recognizing Medical Emergencies
  • Practical Review of Office Orthopedics
  • 30 years experience in family medicine with a practice of 2-3000 patients of all ages, infants to elderly, including office gynecology, office dermatology, minor surgery
  • 28 years experience in hospital, emergency, urgent care
  • Clinical teacher for UCLA medical students and family medicine residents
  • Professor of western medicine, Yo San master program for nine years
  • Family Medicine practice Kaiser Woodland Hills California 1976-2006
  • Board Certified Family Medicine 1976-present
  • Board Certified Medical Acupuncture 2000-2006
  • Student Yo San University 2002-2006
  • Chairman Western Medicine Department Yo San University 2006-2015
  • Consultant to California Medical Board
  • Consultant to California Acupuncture Board
  • California Medical License current
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