La Mesa, CA
Dr. Rokay Kamyar serves as Medical Director of the Endoscopy and Special Procedures Department at Sharp Grossmont Hospital in La Mesa, California. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, he has practiced medicine in several cities across the world. Dr. Rokay Kamyar was originally licensed to practice medicine in Japan, and he currently holds licenses in Massachusetts and California. In addition to his current position at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, he serves as an assistant professor of clinical research at UCSD and is the President of Rokay Kamyar, M.D., Inc.
After graduating from medical school at Chiba University in Japan in 1970, Dr. Rokay Kamyar completed the residency program at Tokyo University Hospital. In order to gain more expertise in gastrointestinal endoscopy, which was a new field at the time, Dr. Kamyar pursued an internship and second residency at Brooklyn Jewish Medical Center in New York City in 1976. He went on to complete a fellowship program in gastroenterology at Boston City Hospital and Boston University Hospital in 1980.
Since 1980, Dr. Rokay Kamyar has taken numerous quality improvement courses and medical leadership courses. He attends medical conferences annually when possible and has submitted peer-reviewed publications to medical journals that are specific to gastroenterology and internal medicine. He served as the chairman of the San Diego Gastroenterology Society from 1994 to 1997 and has devoted himself to committee service at Sharp Grossmont Hospital and teaching at UCSD Medical Center since that time. In fact, at Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Dr. Kamyar has been the director of several committees that are specific to internal medicine.
Culturally rooted to his native Afghanistan, Dr. Rokay Kamyar is a naturalized citizen of the United States and a resident of San Diego County, California. When not working, Dr. Kamyar enjoys spending time with family, world travel, and playing tennis and golf.