Rodina Vatanparast
Rodina Vatanparast

Rodina Vatanparast MD


Hematology & Oncology
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4.5 / 5 (based on 217 Reviews) View 37 Comments
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Rodina Vatanparast MD began her medical training early at King Drew Medical Magnet High School affiliated with UCLA Medical Center. There, she had the opportunity to perform bench research in oncology and her desire to care for people in their most vulnerable state using cutting edge research/science and medical advancements drew her to hematology/oncology as a specialty. Dr. Vatanparast feels her specialty gives her a unique opportunity to deliver up-to-date and personalized cancer care while empowering patients to make informed medical decisions. She has served as chief medical resident of over 150 internal medicine residents in 2nd largest residency program in U.S.  She has chaired a number of committees, published in major medical journals including JCO, Blood, and British Medical Journal. She has participated in more than 75 clinical trials. Dr. Vatanparast has been awarded Super Doctors Los Angeles designation for more than 3 years.  She is looking forward to serving the Downey and surrounding communities with advanced cancer care.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





Hematology & Oncology


  • Farsi
  • Spanish



Drexel University College of Medicine


Drexel University College of Medicine


Drexel University College of Medicine

Medical Education

St Georges School of Medicine (Grenada)

Board Certifications

Hematology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Internal Medicine (General Cert)

Medical Oncology (Sub-Spec Cert)

Patient Reviews

July 08, 2021
Very impressive
July 08, 2021
It was a pleasant visit with the doctor. She seems niece and caring.
June 30, 2021
Dr Rodina Vatanparast was very polite and thorough. She had already read my file and had several questions to ask. She also wanted to order several tests to establish a new base for future treatment. My husband attended the consultation with me and decided he wants her to be his Oncologist also. I hope that she stays with the practice for many,many years to come.
June 28, 2021
Dr. Vatanparast's bedside manner put me at ease as there are many unknowns about my condition. I feel confident that I am in good hands.
June 28, 2021
I like the way she explained everything to me. She took time and we went through everything, page by page, and I really liked her. She was a great doctor.
June 16, 2021
At the moment you enter the clinic, the people here are very very friendly and above all the doctor is a person who shows you sympathy that you feel trust and you can count on her for any problem. It helps she listens to you with a lot of patience without being in a hurry to see you, which is to ask about your mentality, yes I recommend this clinic and especially Dr. Rodina, I am very happy with her.
May 14, 2021
I love this doctor. It was my first time visiting her and knowing her and I found her to be friendly and very knowledgeable very polite and very I mean she researched my my file and knew everything about me much more than doctors that I've been going to for years .So I really like this doctor and I hope to have a long relationship with her. Thank you.
May 03, 2021
Everything was really good. I'm really happy with my visit. Thank you so much.
May 03, 2021
I had a pleasant and informative office call with Dr.V ! Thanks
May 03, 2021
I'm always nervous in all my doctor visits and I feel great after talking to my doctor because she treats me with respect as week as her staff
May 03, 2021
One of best doctors PIH has
April 26, 2021
Dr Vatanparast is a caring, professional doctor! She explains things thoroughly and listens to my concerns and questions. Her caring nature comes across to make you feel special and important. Thank you Dr. V for helping me through some difficult times!
April 19, 2021
well my opinion is that the doctor is very kind very very cordial and is very good.
March 25, 2021
Dr. Vatanparast has been an exemplary doctor in here dealings with me since the time of my cancer surgery a number of years ago. I couldn't honestly ask for a better one.
March 23, 2021
She was very attentive and explained everything to me and she was very thorough. Thank you.
March 23, 2021
Dr. Vatanparast is very caring person. She listened to my concerns and answered all my questions in a clear way. This was my first visit in a long journey. I am thankful that she will be following my health for the next few years.
March 22, 2021
Dr. V was very knowledgeable and explained everything to me. Her staff were very kind and I would definitely recommend family/friends here.
March 17, 2021
After phone appt was finished, the office never called me back with next appt day and time
March 08, 2021
Dr. Vatanparast went beyond what is usual. She explained the results of my tests and what we need to do for follow up. It is obvious that she honestly cares about her patients. She made me feel that she was fully invested in my health and the great empathy she has.
March 01, 2021
It was a fantastic experience with the doctor. She was an excellent doctor. I am very pleased. She is an excellent doctor. I am very grateful to her because she cares a lot about my health and always explains things very well. Excellent doctor. Thank you very much.
March 01, 2021
Love dr rodina
February 26, 2021
Dr. Vatanparast is friendly and respectful and takes the time to listen and answer questions and concerns.
February 26, 2021
The doctor showed concern for my health and well-being She put me at ease
February 23, 2021
Dr. Vatanparast is always pleasant and caring about my health.
February 22, 2021
The Tele Health function did not work correctly. I was in the waiting room virtual waiting room for an extended period of time. My doctor ended up having to call me on my cellphone because the doxy me apple communication whatever it's called never connected us through. So that's a negative but I love Dr Rodina and I've had her in the past and she's fabulous.
February 19, 2021
Doctor listens to what I have to say each and every time I am in her office which I highly respect...
February 18, 2021
Dr. Vatanparast has been my oncologist almost 7 years. She's the best doctor I've ever had.
February 18, 2021
This doctor is one of my favorites. Always working hard to find a solution to any problem you have, such as adjustment to a new medicine or to treat a new pain. We always leave her office feeling she is interested in solving our problem and that she really cares about her patients.
February 17, 2021
I feel blessed to have her taking care of my blood issues. She's great and makes a connection with patients
February 08, 2021
Great doctor.
February 05, 2021
Excellent, everything was very good.
February 04, 2021
Always pleased with the care I receive from my provider, she's the best
January 18, 2021
No everything was very smooth and the doctor was very nice and helpful and she took care of me just great so I have no complaints bye.
January 12, 2021
Well, I've had a very difficult experience with the telephone trying to reach the doctor. The system is broken. And then part 2 I had a little trouble with the office staff getting the right simple information. Like did you send in this request? Yes, but then I went to the lab. They said no it wasn't in yet that couple of those things. It wasn't organized well enough. But your telephone system is. Makes me not wanna I dread calling because of your system. Please change it, please fix it a lot of your patients need it. Thank you.
January 11, 2021
I absolutely love Dr. Vatanparast, she is the most compassionate, empathetic physician and she just absolutely listens everything that you need to say, and she just I feel so good after I see her even if I have just talked with her. She's absolutely the best.
January 08, 2021
Dr Rodina and her staff are AWASOME.
January 04, 2021
Good visit, excellent doctor
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