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Svetlana Stivi, MD

Svetlana Stivi, MD


A graduate of the University of California, Irvine School of Medicine, Dr. Stivi completed her residency in Family Medicine at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. She is board-certified in Family Medicine and has 20 years of Integrative Medicine experience. Prior to coming to Parsley Health, she served as Medical Director of Whitaker Wellness Institute, as well as of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at University of California, Irvine. Dr. Stivi is a former Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the UC Irvine School of Medicine.

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About Svetlana Stivi, MD

Clinical Expertise

Women’s health, cardiometabolic health, gut health

Board-certified Physician in Family Medicine
What I love about Parsley Health
The amazing team of brilliant clinicians, and our quest for continued medical advancement and learning.
Training Institutions
University of California, Irvine School of Medicine; Internship and residency training in Long Beach Memorial Hospital
Previous Positions
Medical Director of Whitaker Wellness Institute; Medical Director of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UCI; Associate Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at UCI School of Medicine
What I’m most excited to bring to Parsley Health members
A wealth of clinical experience, my evidence-based approach, and kindness and smiles!
Ask me about
My love of teaching.
Most likely to find me
Helping my patients, and hosting big family dinners.
Language Proficiencies
Russian and Hebrew

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