Dr. Jafar Koupaie, MD

Dr. Jafar Koupaie, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
Dr. Jafar Koupaie, MD is a dermatologist in Hanford, CA and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from Shiraz University Of Medical Sciences in 1970 and specializes in dermatology.Read his story

740 N Irwin St

Hanford, CA 93230

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net of California
  • HealthSmart - Interplan Health Group
  • 5 More

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Herpes Simplex Infection
more than 71% of peers
Excision of Skin Cancer
more than 69% of peers
more than 63% of peers

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Dr. Koupaie's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Koupaie "Dr. Jafar Koupaie earned his Medical Degree from Pahlavi Medical School in Shiraz, Iran in 1970. He also completed his residency there in 1972 within the Internal Medicine department. Following his residency in Iran, Dr. Koupaie relocated to the United States and became an intern at Salem Hospital in Salem, Massachusetts. In 1976, he was a chief Resident in Dermatology at Tufts University School of Medicine and at Boston University School of Medicine, both located in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Koupaie practiced dermatology and cosmetic surgery in Shiraz, Iran for eight years following his residencies. He was also a consultant dermatologist and dermatopathologist at Pahlavi University, also located in Shiraz, Iran. He then completed a one-year clinical and research fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston Massachusetts. Following his fellowship, Dr. Koupaie began to practice dermatology, performing skin and cosmetic surgeries in Massachusetts, where he has continued for the past 32 years. In addition to practicing dermatology, Dr. Koupaie has been published on six occasions throughout the 1970's, writing about a wide variety of topics ranging from education in Iran to removing tattoos. He has been a member of the American Board of Dermatology since 1976. Dr. Koupaie is also a member of six different associations. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology, New England Dermatological Society, American Dermatologic Surgery and Oncology, Massachusetts Medical Society, and Massachusetts Academy of Dermatology. He is also an Associate Staff Member at the Department of Medicine at Norwood Hospital in Norwood, Massachusetts. When Dr. Koupaie has free time, he enjoys dancing, reading and fishing. Dr. Koupaie regularly reads the American Academy of Dermatology Monthly, as well as the Journal of Cosmetic Surgeries and Dermatology Times. He cares most about his patients and making them and his friends as happy as he can."
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1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

22  Conditions Treated

4  Procedures

  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

3 Sanctions
  • Disciplinary action in another state (8/12/2016)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
  • Misdemeanor conviction (2/19/2015)
    Action Taken: Consent Order
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Massachusetts
  • Misdemeanor conviction (2/19/2015)
    Action Taken: Probation
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: Massachusetts
1 Board Action
  • Misdemeanor conviction (6/18/2015)
    Action Taken: Probation Terminated (Ended)
    Summary: Dr. Jafar Koupaie; License # 54177; NATURE OF COMPLAINT: The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine previously on 02-19-2015 placed the physician on probation. ACTION TAKEN: The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine terminated the physician's probation.
    State: Massachusetts


  • Shiraz University Of Medical Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Pahlavi University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Boston
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Tufts
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1974
  • Boston
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

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Dr. Koupaie's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Koupaie to family and friends
22 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

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Dr. Koupaie'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 (2)

Honest. Safe and great office. Refers out if necessary.
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Best Dermatologist around, beautiful office! Wonderful office Manager Stacy.would recommend This Dr to all of my family and friends...
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