Dr. Emil Soorani


About Me



During these unprecendented times, it is now more important than ever to focus efforts on obtaining optimimum mental health. By arrangement, I am providing Zoom appointments during CO-VID 19, with the hope of resuming regular appointments in the future. 

I have been in private practice in West Los Angeles for over 30 years, bringing great experience in treating patients with complex psychiatric/medical, pain disorders and dementias to all my patients. I offer great experience in treating patients with neurological disorders like Parkinson's Disease & various dementias including Traumatic Brain Trauma (TBI). 

My main specialty is psychopharmacology. I specialize in Mood (Depression/Bi-polar), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anxiety, PTSD, and those with Complex Medical Issues.  I treat teenagers, young adults, and geriatric patients.

My approach is a compassionate and mindful approach to medicine. People need to feel comfortable and cared for in the process of medical and psychiatric treatment.  I often combine meditative technique with exercise and stress reduction as part of my patient's medical psychiatric treatment. This is very important.  

Dr. Emil Soorani

Dr. Soorani is a board certified Psychiatrist. He earned his Medical degree from the State University of New York in 1978. He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA Geffen School of Medicine where he teaches "Competency & Compassionate Care" to medical students. He is also a Residency Supervisor for UCLA's world reknowned Anxiety Disorder's Clinic where he has done Residency training and research.  

Dr. Emil Soorani received a Medical Degree from The University of the State of New York.  He began his residency at Long Island Jewish/Hillside Medical Center in 1978. He completed one year of Internal Medicine and three years of Psychiatry.  

He moved with his family to California in 1982 on a Fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at the USC School of Medicine.


He has been an Attending Physician in Psychiatry at St. John's, Santa Monica, & Westwood Hospitals. 

He belongs to the American Psychiatric Association, California Psychiatric Association, Southern California Psychiatric Society, American College of Forensic Examiners (ACFE), Semel institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, California Society of Industrial Medicine & Surgery (past). He is also a member of the Phi Delta Epsilon Medical Fraternity.