About Me

Dr. Mehrdad Saliminejad (Dr. Sal) is a board-certified gastroenterologist and serves as the Medical Director of Interventional & Integrated Gastroenterology  at Long Beach Medical Center.

Dr. Sal completed his medical school, residency, and fellowship in gastroenterology at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. He and his family moved to the United States where he completed his medical residency and GI fellowship at Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California in Los Angeles in 2012. Subsequent training in advanced endoscopic ultrasound for gastrointestinal oncology was completed at University of Montreal, Canada in 2013.

He joined the GI faculty at Southern Illinois University (SIU) and served as the Director of Advanced Endoscopy and Chief of the Gastroenterology Division, leading both departments until end of 2017.

Dr. Sal joined Long Beach Gastroenterology Associates in 2017 and serves as the Medical Director of the Interventional & Integrated Gastroenterology. In this role, Dr. Sal is leading the expansion of interventional gastroenterology services. These procedures and services are less invasive than surgery and benefit patients for earlier diagnosis, treatment and better outcomes.

Dr. Sal is an active member with the American Collee of Gastroenterology and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.

In his free time, Dr. Sal enjoys spending time with his family. They love being in the outdoors, often hiking at local sites, and active members of the Bolsa Chica Conservancy in Huntington Beach.


  • Advanced Interventional Endoscopy

Areas of Interest

  • Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangial pancreatography (ERCP)
  • Luminal endoscopy procedures
  • Gastrointestinal cancer
  • Balloon dilations
  • Endoluminal stent placement
  • Endoscopic mucosal resection
  • Cyst gastrostomy
  • RFA Barrett’s ablation
  • Upper and lower GI endoscopies
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Variceal band ligation
  • Complex polypectomies

English, Farsi

Provider Specialty



Medical Education

Qazvin University of Medical Sciences

Residency - Internal Medicine

Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Fellowship - Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California

Locations & Affiliations


MemorialCare Todd Cancer Institute Specialty Center

2810 Long Beach Blvd.

Long Beach, CA

Office: (562) 933-1877

Appointment: (562) 933-1877

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Long Beach Gastroenterology Associates

3833 Worsham Ave.

Suite 300

Long Beach, CA

Office: (562) 595-5421

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