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Dan Kashani, M.D., a practicing medical physician since January 1999, is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director of the Center for Family Health and Education (CFHE). Inspired by his immigrant upbringing, Dr. Kashani founded CFHE in 2009 to provide quality and affordable health care services to a growing, first-generation and a predominately Spanish-speaking community in Panorama City and other adjacent communities in the San Fernando Valley.

Before founding CFHE, Dr. Kashani served as a family practice physician at the Pacoima Primary Care Medical Clinic, the Reseda Primary Care Medical Clinic, Clinica Latino Americana in Panorama City and Orchard Medical Center in Orange Cove, Calif., at various times since the beginning of his medical career in 1999. Early in his medical career, Dr. Kashani also served as a Surgical Assistant at Pacifica Hospital of the Valley in Sun Valley for more than three years beginning in January 2000.

Dr. Kashani graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Ill., in 1995, where he was a member of Tau Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Epsilon Delta honorary societies in 1984-1985 for outstanding academic achievement, as well as a member of the college’s Dean’s List (1984-1985). He would also earn a variety of honors including the Rush Medical College Scholarship (1991-1992), the Katzman Scholarship (1991-1992), and the Thompson Friedman Scholarship (1989-1990), in addition to citations for his work in Preventative Medicine (1989-1991), Pathology (1989-1990), and Human Sexuality & Health Care (1989-1990).

Before medical school, Dr. Kashani earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from the University of California, Irvine, in 1988. During his undergraduate program, he conducted research in Multiple Sclerosis (1985-87) under the supervision of Dr. Edward Wong, and research on better detection of Cataracts (1986-1987) under the supervision of Dr. Janet Anderson, both at UC Irvine College of Medicine. Dr. Kashani is a graduate of Los Angeles Valley College in Van Nuys and holds an MBA from California State University, Northridge, which he earned in 1998.

Dr. Kashani interned at L.A. County-Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier, Calif.; and the Los Angeles County Hospital USC-PIH Family Practice Program, in Whittier, both in 1995-1996. He also earned personal certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Basic Life Support, and holds X-ray Supervisory and PA Supervisory licenses.

Among his professional affiliations, Dr. Kashani is a longtime member of the Los Angeles County Medical Association and the American Academy of Family Physicians, and a past member of the American Medical Association and the California Medical Association.

Dr. Kashani, a resident of Encino who’s married with two children, is fluent in English, Farsi and medical Spanish. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, sailing, horseback riding, swimming, playing chess and table tennis, investing in the stock market and reading.


The Center for Family Health & Education (CFHE) welcomes news media inquiries about our health and wellness programs in the greater Panorama City community. Please send your media request to: media@cffhae.org or call Norma Hernandez, CFHE media relations director, at (818) 660-1877 for more information.