Emad Khaleeli, MD

Dr. Khaleeli is board eligible in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases. He has been practicing in Southern California’s South Bay area since 2003, when he was selected to take over the practice of an esteemed retiring physician. He promised the doctor that he would care for his patients like family, not just customers, and it’s a philosophy that has governed his practice ever since.

A long time resident of the Peninsula, Dr. Khaleeli is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a double degree in biology and Hispanic and Italian studies. He earned his medical degree at the University of Rochester, then did his medical internship and residency in Long Beach. He completed his fellowship in cardiovascular diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. In Rochester, where he was also an avid soccer player, Dr. Khaleeli was introduced to the art of integrating the healing potential of the doctor-patient relationship with developments in science and clinical practice.

This integration philosophy is key in Dr. Khaleeli’s practice, where he emphasizes the approach in the close relationship he develops with patients. He believes that including the patient in decisions, spending time talking to patients and teaching them, along with discussing recommendations based on evidence, is helpful in achieving optimal health. It’s his goal to re-introduce the art of medicine in his practice and eliminate fragmented care, he is looking forward to providing more personalized and meaningful care to his patients.

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Erica grew up in Southern California, and is true native Californian.  She received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from California State University Long Beach and worked at St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach, CA for 10 years before going back to work on her Master’s degree in Nursing.  This degree enabled her to earn her Nurse Practitioner Certification in the Acute Care, Cardio-Pulmonary specialty.  The majority of her Nurse Practitioner experience has been in the cardiac specialty ranging from pre- and post-op cardiac surgical care, pacemaker clinics, cardiac stress testing, establishing and managing an anti-coagulation clinic, as well as her general outpatient management of adult patients, both cardiac as well as general medical.  

For a number of years, she also worked closely with an endocrinologist, gaining invaluable experience in diabetes.  At that office, she helped managed diabetics, and patients with other endocrine disorders.  During her time in that office, she also worked to earn her Clincal Diabetes Educator certification which nicely complements the treatment of both cardiac and diabetic patients.  She enjoys teaching her patients about disease management and health maintenance. 

In addition, she resides here in the South Bay where together we have 3 active and busy children.  She enjoys spending time with her family, watching our kids at their various sporting events, running, swimming, reading and baking.  An eternal student, Erica hopes to return to school to work on her doctorate in nursing with a focus on diet and nutrition, especially the role of plant based nutrition in disease management.