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CdM Man Named Hospital's Chief of Staff

Among other duties at Mission Hospital, Farzad Massoudi will oversee policies and procedures for the medical staff.

He's been a member of the Orange County medical community for more than 10 years. Now Corona del Mar resident and neurosurgeon Farzad Massoudi has been named Mission Hospital's chief of staff. 

Massoudi, 48, has expertise in minimally invasive brain and spine surgery, complex spinal fusion surgeries, brain tumors and frameless stereotactic radiosurgery. He was selected for the position after being nominated by his peers and has several responsibilities, including overseeing policies and procedures and for the self-governance of the medical staff at both Mission Hospital’s Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach campuses. 

Massoudi will serve as chief of staff until December. Markie Cowley, the hospital's chief operating officer, said Massoudi "is extremely knowledgeable, insightful and well respected by his peers, all of which will contribute to his success in his new leadership role. Dr. Massoudi has always been a very active and compassionate member of the medical staff."

Massoudi has invented medical devices, including those used in the arena of spinal implants, and is one of the pioneers in the field of noninvasive surgery using the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System for outpatient treatment of brain and spine tumors.

But Massoudi said there is much more he is looking to accomplish. “I look forward to continuing to ensure that innovative advanced care is available at Mission Hospital for our community,” Massoudi said. “I believe in being relentless in the pursuit of goals but flexible in how you attain them, and I look forward to working with the medical staff and hospital administration to foster a spirit of cooperation and collaboration to achieve our goals this year.”

Massoudi is president of Orange County Neurosurgical Associates in Laguna Hills and is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, California Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

He completed his doctorate in medicine from the Georgetown University School of Medicine and his residency in neurosurgery from UCLA. He has a wife and two children.

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