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Patient Care Specialist

Location:
Los Angeles, California, United States
Posted:
November 16, 2018

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Farid Zarif ND, PhD

Doctor of Human Nutrition and Naturopathy

California Registration: NPI-176*******

Taxonomy code: 175F00000X (Naturopath)

Certification: Council of Naturopathic Registration and Accreditation Skills:

Health and fitness researching to assess and advise medical nutrition therapy, naturopathic and functional medicine, and various effective styles of fitness for acute and chronic disease management.

• Possess expert knowledge of nutritional needs for high-risk patients in outpatient and inpatient settings.

• Experience on-camera, public speaking and presentation

• Confidently contributed to hospital-wide projects using innovative approaches for managing complex patients.

• Provide appropriate nutritional education

• Identify appropriate nutritional risk of patients and intervene based on established criteria

• Provided weight loss counseling and advised the PI's in a HCV study that explored the association between weight loss and improved response to antiviral medication.

• Mentored over 45 dietetic interns from various universities Employment History

2007-Current

Zarifian Method, LLC

1414 Richfield Ave.

Rosamond, CA 93560

Lead/Director, Health and Fitness

2009-2014 Beverly Hills Surgery Center, LLC

9001 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 106

Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Director, Bariatric Nutrition and Dietetics

2008-2011 The Culver Studios

9336 Washington Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

Athletic Club/Fitness/Sports performance

Lead/Director, Athletics and Fitness Department

2007 La Ventana Rehabilitation Center

Drug and Alcohol Abuse rehabilitation

Mulholland Drive

Malibu, CA

Director, Exercise Physiology and Dietetics

2007 oBand Surgery Centers

Westside Multi-Specialty Medical Center

10921 Wilshire Blvd., 1104

Chief Bariatric Nutritionist

2007 Pasadena Unified School District

USDA, Network for a Healthier California

Education Center

351 South Hudson Avenue

Pasadena, CA 91109

Health and Nutrition Educator

2007 Moonlight Sleep Labs

West Valley Medical Center

5363 Balboa Blvd., Suite 121

Encino, CA

Director, Nutrition for Sleep Disorders

2007 Malibu Horizons

Substance Abuse /Drug Rehabilitation

Malibu. CA

Resident Nutritionist

2006-2007 Porter Ranch Medical C32enter

11200 Corbin Avenue Suite 200

Porter Ranch, CA 91326

Director of Dietetics/Sports Nutrition and Medicine 2002-2006 Center for Surgical Treatment of Obesity 21520 S. Pioneer Boulevard

Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

Director, Dietetics and Patient Care

2004-2005 Star Education Prep Academy

General Science, Chemistry, Forensics, Cell Biology, Junk Food Chemistry

10101 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Culver City, CA 90232

Department of Science, Instructor /Professor

2004 Cedars-Sinai Institute of Spine Disorders

444 S. San Vicente Blvd., Suite 800

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Clinical Research/Khyphoplasty Surgery

2004 Fedder Orthopedic Group

Orthopedic Surgery

Manhattan Beach, CA

Internship, MD/PhD program

Clinical Research

2004 Zarif Fitness

407 S. La Brea Avenue

Inglewood, CA 90301

Fitness Trainer/Sports Medicine and Nutrition

Therapist

President/Owner. Zarif Fitness provided

comprehensive health and fitness programs, including aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, nutritional

planning, physics, bio-chemistry, general science, organic chemistry, sports medicine and nutrition, basic anatomy and weight training, exercise consultation, body composition and fitness analysis for

corporations, groups and individuals.

SUPERVISION/MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE

2004 Zarif Fitness Center

Managed and supervised staff of 36 personal trainers, aerobic instructors, administrative personnel and janitorial crew. Responsibilities included, work schedules, daily tasks, periodic meetings, payroll, quarterly testing of instructors, and ongoing training education.

TECHNICAL/CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Tri-City Regional Medical Center

21530 S. Pioneer Boulevard

Hawaiian Gardens, CA 90716

Hospital Dietetic Internship

TEACHING POSITIONS

2003 Human Nutrition, Diabetes Self-Management, Pre and Post Operative Fitness

Center for Surgical Treatment of Obesity, Life Coach 2005-2006 Principles of Faith College Prep Academy, Chemistry, Physics, Biology

2004 - 2005 General Science, Chemistry, Forensics, Cell Biology, Junk Food Chemistry

Star Education Prep Academy

PUBLIC HEALTH AND FITNESS PROGRAMS

2003 Community Health Councils, grant provided by Centers for Disease Control

2002 Echo Park Boys and Girls Club, Los Angeles, grant provided by the California Endowment

2000 Founded Before and After Club (BAC) – Women’s Weight Loss Support Group

2001 Young Men’s Christian Association, Crenshaw District, Los Angeles, California

EDUCATION

2006 Western University School of Medicine

2003 MD/PhD Program, St. Luke University School of Medicine

2000 Wayne State University

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

Kinesiology, University of California, Los Angeles Community Nutrition, Wayne State University

Patient Standardization Program, Western University School of Medicine PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETIES

American College of Sports Medicine

American Society for Nutritional Sciences

American Society for Clinical Nutrition

Society for International Nutrition

American Society of Bariatric Physicians

American Medical Association

American Dietetic Association

HONORS

City of Los Angeles Certificate of Congratulations Certificate of Congratulations

Certificate of Commendation

Mayor’s Certificate of Appreciation

City of Inglewood Certificate of Congratulations

Various Commendations

County of Los Angeles Commendation, Various

California State Assembly Certificate of Recognition California State Senate Certificate of Recognition Certificate of Recognition

California State Legislature Certificate of Recognition United States Congress Certificate of Special Recognition PRESENTATIONS

1. Men: Understanding the Prostate

2. Chronic Heart Disease from Acute Causes

3. Your Brain and Addiction

4. Food: Life or Taste

5. Morbid Obesity

6. Eating on a Busy Schedule

7. Pre-Natal Care: What All Women Need to Know

8. Peri-menopause: Female Physiological and Emotional Changes 9. Effects of Meditation on Health

10. How to Reduce Stress

11. Human Systems of Elimination

12. Fitness: Mind and Body

13. Hypertension

14. Myopathy and Diabetes

15. Diabetes: Neurological disorders and damage

16. Cancer: Where and When it Begins

17. Nutrition for Athletes

18. Nutrition for Children

19. Mood Foods

20. Masculine Moods

21. Protein is in all Food

22. Reducing Stress with Nutrition

23. Dairy: The Hidden Agenda

24. How Sweet It Is?

25. Transforming: Where You Live or Die

TELEVISION AND RADIO APPEARANCES/INTERVIEWS

The Dr. Zarif Show KOSS

Money 101 KFWB

Dr. Charles Drew University of Medicine KTYM

“Funkinetics Fitness Magazine” Direct TV

“General Nutrition” KACE

“Fitness Holiday Special” KJLH

“Frankly Female” KCAL

“Funkinetics Fitness Magazine” KFI

“Preventive Medicine” KTLA

“Staying Fit” KTTV

“Sweat” KACE

“American Diabetes Association Special” KTYM

NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE INTERVIEWS

“Dr. Zarif”, My Turn Newspaper

“Interview with Fitness Expert, Farid Zarif, Ph.D., Part II, Califa Newspaper

“Interview with Fitness Expert, Farid Zarif, Ph.D., Part I, Califa Newspaper

“Community Businesses Proudly Doing Business in the Community”, Inglewood

Today

“Dr. Zarif Directs Fitness Center Students: Get to Steppin!”, Los Angeles Scoop

Newspaper

“Dr. Zarif – An Extraordinary Talented Doctor”, Los Angeles Bay News Observer

”South Central Doctor Inspires Students to be Winners”, L.A. Watts Times

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

1. “A Closer Look at Vitamin E”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper (Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper Pasadena Journal

2. “Aerobics & Nutrition”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper

3. “Aerobic Movement Program Tips”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper

4. “Alcohol (Personal Strategies)”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper 5. “A Cure for Restlessness”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper

6. “Aging”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Pasadena Journal 7. “American Diet Can Be Hazardous to Your Health”, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal

8. “Carbohydrates”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Student Sports 9. “Choosing Exercise”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper 10. “Cycling”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper

11. “Designing a Diet Plan”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal 12. “Diets for Athletes”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Student Sports, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal 13. “Diseases of the Heart”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Pasadena Journal

14. “Eating Habits of Teenagers”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Student Sports

15. “Eat, Rest and Exercise”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Pasadena Journal

16. “Endurance”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper

17. “Energy and Endurance”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper 18. “Exercise 1”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper

19. “Exercise 2”, Los Angeles, Scoop Newspaper

20. “Exercise Questions and Answers”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper 21. “Exercise Warm-ups and Cool Downs”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper

22. “Fasting”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal

23. “Fat”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper

24. “Fitness”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper

25. “Fluid Replacement”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Student Sports

26. “Gas”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper

27. “Generic Nutrition”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper Pasadena Journal

28. “Glycemic Effect of Foods”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal 29. “Health Facts and Myths”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal (1994)

30. “Health, the Old Fashioned Way”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal

31. “High Blood Pressure”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Pasadena Journal

32. “How Fit are You?”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal

33. “Improving Health with Minerals”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal PUBLISHED ARTICLES

34. “Inactivity Fosters Obesity”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal

35. “Infancy, Nursing, Nutrition”, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal

36 “Nutrasweet: A Poisonous Substitute”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal

37. “Nutrition at School”, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal, Student Sports 38. “Preventing Injuries”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper 39. “Problems of Obesity”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Pasadena Journal

40. “Protein and Amino Acid Supplements”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal

41. “Over the Counter Drugs”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper

42. “Running Program Tips”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper 43. “Setting Goals in Health”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Pasadena Journal

44. “Soul Food or Slave Food”, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper

45. “Sugar”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal

46. “Swimming”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper

47. “The Milky Way”, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal, Student Sports

48. ”The Water Supply”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal

49. “Three Most Important Rules for Better Health”, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal

50. “Vitamin A”, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Pasadena Journal 51. “Vitamin B-1”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Pasadena Journal 52. “Vitamin E”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Pasadena Journal 53. “Vitamin-Mineral Supplements”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Pasadena Journal

54. “Walking”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper

PUBLISHED ARTICLES

55. “Water Fluoridation”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Community Coupon Clipper, Pasadena Journal

56. “Why Eat Right and Die Anyway”, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper 57. “Women: The Issue of Weight Gain”, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Pasadena Journal

58. “Your Body’s Stress Response”, Los Angeles Scoop Newspaper, Los Angeles Bay Newspaper, Pasadena Journal, Student Sports PUBLISHED BOOKS

2015 “Slaves of the Tongue”

2011 “What Should I Eat and When Should I Eat It?” 2011 “It Is Up to Me to Be”

2011 “Dr. Zarif’s Herbal Catalog”

2008 “It is up to me to be” (Talking Book)

2008 “Nature’s Pharmacy: Special Edition (Talking Book) 2008 “The Zarifian Method” (Talking Book)

2008 “Peaches and Herb (Children’s Talking Book)

Additional Published works

“Dr. Zarif’s 14-Day Fat Reduction Eating Plan”

“It Is Up to Me to Be” (Metaphysical Literature)

“Hour to Hour Eating Plan”

"Funkinetics" (Instructional Step Exercise Video)



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