About Me

Dr. Mehrdad Saliminejad (Dr. Sal) is a board-certified gastroenterologist and serves as the Medical Director of Advanced Endoscopy Services at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center.

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

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 his move to California.

Dr. Sal is leading the expansion of interventional gastroenterology services as Medical Director of Advanced Endoscopy Services at Long Beach Medical Center. 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 are 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


Areas of Care

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • ERCP


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

ProHealth Partners

5750 Downey Avenue, Suite 202

Lakewood, CA

Office: (562) 634-4939

Appointment: (562) 634-4939

Insurances Accepted

Anthem Commercial HMO (MCSHP)
BlueShield Commercial HMO (MCSHP)
BlueShield Medicare Advantage HMO (MCSHP)
Health Net Medicare Advantage HMO (MCSHP)
Aetna Commercial HMO
Anthem Commercial HMO
BlueShield Commercial HMO
Cigna Commercial HMO
Health Net Commercial HMO
UHC Commercial HMO
Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO
BlueShield Medicare Advantage HMO
Health Net Medicare Advantage HMO
Humana Medicare Advantage HMO
SCAN Medicare Advantage HMO
UHC AARP Medicare Advantage HMO
Alignment Medicare Advantage HMO
Centivo ACO
Alignment Medicare Advantage HMO (MCSHP)
Cigna Value/Select HMO
UHC Harmony Commercial HMO
Clever Care Medicare Advantage HMO