Medical School: Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Palmetto General Hospital
Residency: Palmetto General Hospital
Fellowship: Palmetto General Hospital
Boards: American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, Echocardiography, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Nuclear Cardiology
Dr. Derakhshan comes to Valdosta from Palmetto General Hospital in Hialeah, FL, where he completed his internship, residency, and cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships. He received his medical degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Davie, Florida.
Dr. Derakhshan is board certified in cardiology, echocardiography, cardiovascular computed tomography, and nuclear cardiology. He also received his certificate as a Registered Physician in Vascular Interpretation® (RPVI®) which documents the highest standard in vascular ultrasound interpretation.
Dr. Derakhshan offers a vast array of cardiac interventions and treatments. Some of which include adult congenital heart disease, treatment of hypertension and hyperlipidemia, congestive heart failure diagnosis and management, cardiomyopathies, stable ischemic heart disease, coronary artery disease, percutaneous coronary artery intervention, coronary artery atherectomy, coronary artery imaging, peripheral arterial disease diagnosis and intervention, patent foramen ovale closure, and transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography.
“I am very excited to be joining the South Georgia Medical Center family and taking part in the excellent care that is being provided to the community. I have had the privilege to live in the city of Valdosta over the past month and have been encouraged by the kindness and openness of everyone I have met. I am enthused to be welcomed and given the opportunity to provide care for the community,” said Dr. Derakhshan.
“What a relief and peace of mind to know that I had a good checkup with Dr. Derakhshan and had been following his treatment plan. From the front desk, the lady with the long braids, to the nurse with brown hair, and the young lady who did my EKG, my doctor visit was a pleasant one. They were professional, pleasant, positive, and listened to my concerns and questions and made me relax. Dr. Derakhshan is professional, helpful, answered all my questions, and took plenty of time with me. I have confidence In his guidance as my healthcare provider. I will recommend him to others. Thank you for a helpful doctor visit that gave me a peace of mind and good feelings about my health.”- Sara M.
“All staff, but especially Dr. Derakhshan, were professional, welcoming, knowledgeable, informative and very easy to work with. This was the best medical appointment I ever had.” – Barbara B.