Naveed Mayer Natanzi was born and raised in Los Angeles. He attended Kadima Hebrew Academy through the eighth grade and continued at El Camino Real High School. He received his BA in Biological Sciences at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2007. In the ensuing year, Dr. Natanzi pursued another passion, teaching. He served as a teaching assistant at UCSB and served as a private tutor for Kaplan Test Prep. In 2012, he obtained his medical degree from Western University-College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He now is a resident at the University of California, Irvine in the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation department, after completing his internship in June 2013 at Downey Regional Medical Center. After completing his residency, Dr. Natanzi completed a fellowship in Pain Management. He now has a private practice, The Regenerative Sports and Spine Institute, which serves the greater Los Angeles Area.
Dr. Natanzi’s Jewish upbringing and education have instilled in him the importance of providing selflessly without expectation especially to those more needy. He passionately believes and is driven by the concept of tikun olam (making this world a better place) and believes social action and philanthropy are the perfect complement to being a physician and healer.