Raffi Tachdjian, MD, MPH
Board Certified Adult and Pediatric
Allergist & Immunologist
Raffi Tachdjian, MD, MPH, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics in the Division of Allergy and Clinical Immunology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Dr. Tachdjian received his medical degree from Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, followed by an internship and residency in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School’s Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and a fellowship in Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Dr. Tachdjian’s research focuses on asthma, hereditary angioedema, and allergic inflammation, and he has served as the primary or co-investigator of over 30 grant-funded research studies. He was voted one of the UCLA Health System’s best doctors and was selected to receive the Editors’ Choice Award by The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine as well as JAMA.
Dr. Tachdjian completed an internship at the Centers of Disease Control & Prevention, where he led the outbreak investigations and epidemiologic studies on Pertussis (whooping cough). He is credited for being part of the team that led to the understanding of the waning immunity of the pertussis vaccine, which led to boosted dosing in adolescents and adults.
Dr. Tachdjian serves as Principal Investigator for state-of-the-art clinical trials in Santa Monica and Culver City, California.
Dr. Tachdjian is the founder and president of the Children’s Music Fund, a 501c3 non-profit providing music therapy to sick kids.
Dr. Tachdjian membership includes:
- Fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI)
- Fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (ACAAI)
- 2020 President of the Los Angeles Society of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology
- Chief of the Department of Allergy, Providence St. John’s Medical Center Santa Monica.
- Super Doctors from 2013-present
Our clinic offers state of the art diagnostics, treatment, and counseling for conditions involving Allergy, Immunology, Respiratory, and Skin. Although our patients benefit from cutting edge treatments, sometimes only simple lifestyle changes are necessary to resolve the ailments. We provide a holistic approach for children and adults with various conditions. The Raffi Tachdjan, MD clinic accepts most PPO plans and is a Medicare-Contracted provider. We offer convenient hours and a kid-friendly environment.