Dr.-Valeh-Karimkhani-257x300Dr. Valeh Karimkhani, D.O.

Medical Director

Dr. Valeh Karimkhani, D.O. is an adolescent and adult psychiatrist, board certified in Addiction Medicine, and founder of Orange County Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Karimkhani is currently Chief of Psychiatry Consult Liaison services at Hoag Hospital in both Newport Beach and Irvine. She also serves as Medical Director at Hotel California By The Sea providing direct psychiatric care at both the Residential and Intensive Outpatient Program.
Dr. Karimkhani, was born and raised in Denver CO, where she completed her undergraduate studies with a double major in biology and chemistry. She then moved to Texas, and attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health and Science Center, College of Osteopathic Medicine. During her four years at UNT/HSC, Dr. Karimkhani was granted a summer research scholarship and participated in cardiovascular physiology research. Her internship was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas.
Dr. Karimkhani completed her psychiatry residency at University of Colorado Health and Science Center in 2007, with an emphasis in adolescent psychiatry. Since 2007, Dr. Karimkhani has been dedicated to community medicine in both emergency and outpatient settings. She has extensive experience in emergency psychiatry, dual diagnosis, trauma, substance abuse, and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Karimkhani is also a Major in the Army Reserves, and has served 2 tours in Iraq and 1 in Kuwait.