Tayani History


History and Background of the Tayani Institute and its Founder, Dr. Ramin Tayani

Ramin Tayani, M.D. grew up in Irvine California. He attended some of the finest institutions in the U.S. After finishing his double major in Psychology and Biological Sciences from the University of California, he obtained his Masters in Health Policy and Management from UCLA. He then attended Yale University for his internship, completed his ophthalmology residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and obtained his fellowship training in Oculoplastics Surgery from Harvard University. Upon completing 17 years of training after high school, he decided to return to his home town and open his practice by hanging his shingle in South Orange County.  

The Tayani Institute is a single owner medical practice founded by Ramin Tayani, M.D. on March 27, 2000. The practice started with zero patients, no contracts, and a 927 square foot space with two exam rooms.

In the first 3 years of its existence, the practice began growing with a solid “grass-roots” marketing approach of tremendous hard work, quality work, being available to his referring doctors and building relationships with local emergency rooms, and local doctors (primary care and optometrists). Over this period of time it steadily grew in its volume and reputation in South Orange County.  

In its fourth year of business, the practice expanded to 2000 square feet and was seeing a larger volume of patients as it began obtaining competitive contracts in the local community including the primary IPA contracts within the area.

In May of 2005 Dr. Tayani brought on an associate, Peter Joson, M.D. a general ophthalmologist with sub-specialty training in glaucoma. Dr. Joson, too, is a local Orange County resident with training from a series of fine institutions like: Cornell University, New York Medical College, University of Washington, and New York University.

The two doctors continued growing the practice and opened satellite offices in Irvine, Costa Mesa and the local mountain communities of Big Bear and Lake Arrowhead. 

In mid-2008, the practice opened its state of the art ASC, The West Coast Center for Surgeries in San Clemente California and further expanded its local practice to 5000 square feet. At the same time, the practice opened a superbly modern and beautifully laid out additional 5000 square feet office in Mission Viejo California.

In 2009, the practice acquired a cosmetic practice for laser hair removal and brought that business into the Mission Viejo complex. This later became DERMABARE @ Lifetime Fitness, and provides Botox, Fillers, IPL treatment, IV Infusions, Morpheus 8 microneedling, and many other skin rejuvenation treatments.

On February 14, 2011, with the help of a friend and colleague, Dr. Rebecca Ng, we entered the world of optometry and opened our office in Laguna Hills.  We started contracting with various vision plans.  Today, we provide optical services at our Mission Viejo, San Clemente, Laguna Hills and Oceanside offices and our Optometrists & Opticians travel to all 4 of these offices.

Between 2013 and 2017, our optometry division grew to a strong team of 6 optometrists, with doctors Stephanie Mulick, Ann Tran, Farzaneh Moin, Roshan Fadavi and Michael Long.

At this time, Dr. Hootan Daneshmand, an experienced & board certified Plastic Surgeon joined our team in providing the latest in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery of the full body. 

On February 3rd, 2017 we acquired Dr. Sally Mellgren’s practice in Oceanside, California and expanded into our 8th office location with Dr. Asha Nuthi as our Medical Retina doctor having all our ophthalmologists practice at the Oceanside location as well.

In January of 2018 we opened our satellite offices in Blythe and Needles, California providing surgical expertise to these rural communities where we provide help to these underprivileged communities. 

In June of 2018, Dr. Audrey Tai, a fellowship trained cornea specialist joined our team of physicians and surgeons and she brought with her expertise of Cornea and Refractive Surgery.

In Summer of 2019 we acquired state of the art technologies for our med-aesthetic division, namely Radio Frequency and Dr. Tayani was asked to become a lead physician and surgeon as a Key Opinion Leader in the field of Cosmetic Procedures with InMode.

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