Dr. Davood Vafai, MD

Oncology  |  
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Age 60
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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.

40075 Bob Hope Dr Ste A

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact Information

(760) 341-3688

Dr. Davood Vafai, MD

Dr. Davood Vafai, MD

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Blood Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers
Breast Diseases
very high
more than 93% of peers
Urinary Disorders
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Medical Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Oncology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

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
  • Fallopian Tube Cancer
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder and Biliary Tract Cancer
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • 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
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Retina Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • 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
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Vascular Disease
  • von Willebrand Disease


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  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tehran Medical School Basic Science
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Tehran Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Englewood Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Usc Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • Division Of Oncology University Of Southern California (Usc)
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Ucsd-University Of California, San Diego--Hematological Malignancies and Bone Marrow Transplantation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Award Winning Fellow - American Society of Clinical Oncology, 1999
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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vafai's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vafai to family and friends
based on 25 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Vafai's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    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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Hospitals where Dr. Vafai has admitting privileges

Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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