Dr. Davood Vafai, MD


Oncology | Male

Dr. Davood Vafai, MD
Dr. Davood Vafai, MD is an oncology doctor who practices in Rancho Mirage, CA. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 36 years. Dr. Vafai is affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center.

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  • Time well spent
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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Bermuda Dunes CA |
In our experience Dr. Vafai was annoyed by questions asked on the plan of treatment, follow-up or tests. He preferred the patriarchal method in which he dictated and we mindlessly complied. He resented our phone calls and disrespected our time & impacted it by making us attend some essentially unnecessary appointments. He has the most incompetent receptionist/appointment maker I've ever encountered and his office manager is combative &maliciously uncooperative.
in Indio, CA |
My husband has been a patient of Dr. Vafai. Our experience with Dr. Vafai was fantastic, he is an outstanding physician who provides excellent care to his patients and is very devoted to them. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to explain all details and makes sure you understand. We are very grateful to have chosen Dr. Vafai as my husband's physician. I would definitely recommend Dr. Vafai as a physician. His office staff is also very friendly, courteous and very professional.
in Rancho Mirage, CA |
Exceptional care, coordinates well with other physicians, considers both mind and body.
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Dr. Vafai's Care Philosophy

We provide a cutting edge, compassionate care for cancer patients.

Dr. Vafai's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Oncology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Oncology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Award Winning Fellow - American Society of Clinical Oncology, 1999
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  • Media & Publications
    • Chapter 29: Purging of Contaminating Tumor Cells; Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy, 2000
    • Paclitaxel 3 - Hour Infusion Given Alone and Combined with Carboplation: Preliminary Results of Dose-Escalation Trials, 08/1995
    • Interpretation of Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT), 1981
    • Carboplatin and Paclitaxel in Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma (NSCLC), 05/1995
    • Lung Cancer Screening Protocol
    • Survival of Patients with Stage I Lung Cancer Detected on CT Screening, 10/26/2006
    • Comprehensive Hematology and Oncology Care, 07/2008

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    No malpractice history found for California.

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Board Certifications

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bile Duct Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Breast Diseases
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Eye Cancer
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lip Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Malignant Histiocytosis
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thymomas
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • von Willebrand Disease


  • Medical School
    Tehran Medical School

    Graduated in 1981

  • Internship Hospital
    Englewood Hospital

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    USC Medical Center

    Completed in 1993

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Division Of Oncology University Of Southern California (Usc)

    Completed in 1995

    UCSD-University Of California, San Diego--Hematological Malignancies and Bone Marrow Transplantation

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    Tehran Medical School Basic Science

    Graduated in 1977

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Oncology

Procedures Performed

  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis