Ali Ghobadi, MD, Vice Area Research Chair for Orange County

Ali Ghobadi, MD

Vice Area Research Chair

Orange County

Emergency Medicine


Dr. Ali Ghobadi is an emergency medicine physician for the Kaiser Permanente Orange County medical service area. He is vice area research chair for Orange County on the Southern California Permanente Medical Group’s Regional Research Committee. He is the regional assistant physician lead of the e-Autopsy Study Program for the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. He is also an assistant professor of Clinical Science and course director at the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson of Medicine.

Dr. Ghobadi’s research interests are focused on improving health care quality and reducing diagnostic errors through the  implementation of systems-based tools. He is active in clinical research on opioid prescribing, as well as quality improvement projects with a particular interest in studying health care systems to improve access to high-quality care for all people.

Areas of Focus

  • Clinical decision support
  • Implementation science
  • Health care policy
  • Medical education


University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California
Residency, Emergency Medicine
University of California, Irvine
Irvine, California

Honors and Awards

  • Regional Research Committee grant recipient (2017, 2020)
  • Fellow of American College of Emergency Physicians
  • James A. Vohs Award for Quality recipient