Dr. Emil Soorani


About Me



Hello, My Name is Dr. Emil Soorani, 

I have been in private practice in West Los Angeles for over 30 years. I find great fulfillment in teaching new UCLA doctors compassionate care and am part of UCLA's Anxiety Disorder's Clinic. I bring this compassionate care to my patients. I assist individuals in uncovering issues so they can return to optimal health. I am experienced in treating patients with complex psychiatric/medical, pain disorders and dementias. I also offer great experience in treating patients with neurological disorders like Parkinson's Disease & various dementias including Traumatic Brain Trauma (TBI).  By arrangement, I can provide private house calls (Concierge Medical Care).

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.

I am Medical Director for Westside Neurotherapeutics for DTMS (Deep Brain Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) in my other office on Wilshire Boulevard in Westwood. This is a non pharmaceutical treatment for Depression and other disorders that utilizes Deep brain stimulation to the pre frontal cortex. *

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. 

I hope to meet you soon. 

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 does Residency training and research.  

He is Medical Director at Westside Therapeutics with research conducted through the Pacific Institute of Medicine. Dr. Soorani evaluates and monitors patient's progress for DTMS (Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), a non-pharmaceutical therapy for patients for whom anti-depressants have proven ineffective. Patients undergo treatments 5X per week for four weeks. Some patients have found DTMS to be an excellent treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).* 

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. 

*Blue Cross/Blue Shield and other carriers may reimburse partial payment for this treatment for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Patients will need prior authorization and the failure of two, consecutive SSRIs.

Westside Neurotherapeutics will assist patients with obtaining approval. Otherwise treatment is a cash payment.