Dr. Pouya Afshar is board certified in internal medicine, hospice and palliative medicine, and venous and lymphatic medicine. Since 2010 he has served as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of California, San Diego. He works in different levels of healthcare in an effort to provide continuity of care for all his patients.
As an acute care physician, Dr. Afshar is a hospitalist at UCSD Thornton, UCSD Hillcrest, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and the VA San Diego Hospital. A pioneer in transitional care medicine, Dr. Afshar is a medical director for several skilled nursing facilities, where he manages patients’ post-hospitalization during their short-term rehabilitation.
Dr. Afshar founded Integrated Healthcare Alliance (IHA) in 2015, where his primary care physicians lead a multidisciplinary team that delivers in-home medical care.
Outside of medicine, Dr. Afshar is an avid soccer player, former personal trainer, and completed 14 marathons, including two trips as a qualifying runner for the Boston Marathon
As President and Head of Clinical Operations at Integrated Healthcare Alliance, Ash has developed and implemented the processes necessary to take care of America’s sickest patients in a seamless, effective, and cost-efficient manner.
With his broad skill base, Ash has brought to IHA his years of experience in process development and data analysis, health-related quality improvement, clinical expertise in acute care practices, and health policy analysis.
After graduating from UCLA with a BS in physiological sciences with emphasis on mathematical modeling of physiological systems, Ash went to the University of California, Irvine where he received his Medical Degree. He subsequently moved to San Diego where he has been practicing medicine with experience in Hospital Medicine, Urgent Care Medicine, and Post Acute Medicine.
Most recently, Ash graduated from the University of San Diego with a Juris Doctorate in June of 2018. He was involved in an audit of the Board of Registered Nursing workings from 2017 to 2018 under the direction of the Center for Public Interest Law at USD.
Ash’s passion is to utilize his extensive skills and experience to bring healthcare to those in need and those too complicated to be taken care of by America’s current healthcare system in a cost-efficient manner. Integrated Healthcare Alliance serves as the vehicle in accomplishing this goal.