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Advanced Pain Medical Group was founded by Drs. Paul B. Johnson and Vimal S. Lala. Anesthesiologists and pain medicine physicians, Drs. Johnson and Lala were fellowship trained at the premier pain medicine program in the country – the University of California, Los Angeles.

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-Highest Rated Pain Management Specialists and Anesthesiologists in Los Angeles.

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Advanced Pain Medical Group was founded by Drs. Paul B. Johnson and Vimal S. Lala. Anesthesiologists and pain medicine physicians, Drs. Johnson and Lala were fellowship trained at the premier pain medicine program in the country – the University of California, Los Angeles.

-Highest Rated Pain Management Specialists and Anesthesiologists in Los Angeles.

Meet

Our Doctors

Advanced Pain Medical Group was founded by Drs. Paul B. Johnson and Vimal S. Lala. Anesthesiologists and pain medicine physicians, Drs. Johnson and Lala were fellowship trained at the premier pain medicine program in the country – the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Vimal S. Lala

Born in London, England, Dr. Vimal S. Lala moved with his family to California in 1978. After receiving his Undergraduate Degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside, he obtained his Masters in Public Health from… READ MORE

Dr. Paul B. Johnson

Santa Monica-born Dr. Paul B. Johnson moved as a boy with his family to Reno, Nevada, where he would eventually enroll in undergraduate studies in biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Awarded the Dean’s… READ MORE

Dr. Simon Dardashti

Dr. Simon Dardashti is a Southern California Native from Encino. He majored in Political Science at UC Berkeley and went on to receive a Masters of Science (M.S.) degree in Physiology from Georgetown University. He earned his Medical Doctorate (M.D.) at the Chicago Medical School. He trained in Anesthesiology at UC Irvine and completed his Interventional Pain Fellowship at UCLA.  READ MORE

Dr. Brian Lai

Dr. Lai is originally from New York City where he attended Stuyvesant High School, one of the elite high schools in the country. He majored in Biophysical Chemistry at Dartmouth College. He went on to attain his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at the Drexel University College of Medicine. He trained in Anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and completed his Pain Medicine Fellowship at UCLA. READ MORE

Dr. Goonjan Shah

grew up in Michigan. He obtained a degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University in New York. From there completed his medical school at University of Michigan and then anesthesiology residency at University of North Carolina. Afterwards he completed a two year clinical and research fellowship at UCLA. READ MORE

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Vimal S. Lala

Born in London, England, Dr. Vimal S. Lala moved with his family to California in 1978. After receiving his Undergraduate Degree in Biology from the University of California, Riverside, he obtained his Masters in Public Health from… READ MORE

Dr.
Paul B. Johnson

Santa Monica-born Dr. Paul B. Johnson moved as a boy with his family to Reno, Nevada, where he would eventually enroll in undergraduate studies in biology at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Awarded the Dean’s… READ MORE

Dr.
Simon Dardashti

Dr. Simon Dardashti is a Southern California Native from Encino. He majored in Political Science at UC Berkeley and went on to receive a Masters of Science (M.S.) degree in Physiology from Georgetown University. He earned his Medical Doctorate (M.D.) at the Chicago Medical School. He trained in Anesthesiology at UC Irvine and completed his Interventional Pain Fellowship at UCLA. READ MORE

Dr.
Brian Lai

He is originally from New York City where he attended Stuyvesant High School, one of the elite high schools in the country. He majored in Biophysical Chemistry at Dartmouth College. He went on to attain his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) at the Drexel University College of Medicine. He trained in Anesthesiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and completed his Pain Medicine Fellowship at UCLA. READ MORE

Dr.
Goonjan Shah

He is grew up in Michigan. He obtained a degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University in New York. From there completed his medical school at University of Michigan and then anesthesiology residency at University of North Carolina. Afterwards he completed a two year clinical and research fellowship at UCLA. READ MORE