Dr. Valeh Karimkhani is an adolescent and adult psychiatrist, board certified in Psychiatry and addiction medicine, and founder of Orange County Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine.
Dr. Karimkhani is currently Chief of Psychiatry Consult Liaison Services at Hoag. She alsoserves as Medical Director at Newport Academy providing direct psychiatric care at both the Residential and Intensive Outpatient Program.
Dr. Karimkhani was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, where she completed her undergraduate studies with a double major in biology and chemistry. Afterwards, she moved to Texas and attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health and Science Center, College of Osteopathic Medicine. During that time, Dr. Karimkhani was granted a summer research scholarship and participated in cardiovascular physiology research. Her internship was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.
Dr. Karimkhani completed her psychiatry residency at University of Colorado Health and Science Center in 2007, with an emphasis in adolescent psychiatry.
Since 2007, Dr. Karimkhani has been dedicated to community medicine in both emergency and out patient settings. She has extensive experience in emergency psychiatry, dual diagnosis, trauma, substance abuse, and adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Karimkhani is also a Major in the Army Reserves, and has completed two tours of duty in Iraq. She is dedicated to helping and healing our American heroes and soldiers.