DO, MPH, ABAARM
I attended College at UC Irvine and graduated at the top of my class in Chemistry and Art History. Osteopathic Medical School was a good fit for me because the philosophy of a whole person approach and emphasis on human anatomy appealed to my sensibilities as a healer and artist.
After medical school at Western University in Pomona, Ca, I completed my internal medicine residency in Los Angeles, and moved to San Francisco. My board certification is in Internal Medicine since 2001. As I have continued the practice of medicine over the last 20 years, my orientation and approach has gone beyond the paradigm of disease to a broader perspective of health that considers how we can optimize the aging process both inside and out.
I have a deep love for learning and a curious nature and as a result I am a perpetual student. I received my Masters in Public Health at UC Berkeley in 2008, Foundational certification in Ayurveda from the California College of Ayurveda in 2011. Most recently I completed a 2 year fellowship in Anti Aging, Metabolic and Functional Medicine through offered by the American Academy of Anti- Aging and Regenerative Medicine.
Additionally, I have certifications in IV vitamin therapy, Ozone Therapy, Ayurvedic body therapy. I also have extensive non surgical Aesthetics injectable training in Botox, dermal fillers, Micro Needling with PRP. I have skilled hands and a keen eye for proportion and beauty. I love working with people who are actively engaged in their own health and believe that medicine that feels personal and participatory yields better outcomes. My approach is delivered though personalized concierge support with exceptional follow up.
When I am not at work, I love making art, being in nature, cooking, entertaining friends, Iyengar yoga and world travel. I am also passionate about International work and giving back to underserved communities. I have been part of several disaster relief teams that provide care in Haiti and Sri Lanka. I live in Oakland with my musician partner Jim and a sweet tabby named Ollie.
My mission is to help people live longer, healthier lives and look and feel their best.
Aging is a natural process. My approach to Anti-aging and regenerative medicine is about using modern protocols and research to optimize the human aging process, prevent age related disease, and improve vitality so that you can live your best life. I start by asking what matters to you. What is limiting your ability to feel your best? How is your sleep? How is your digestion? How is your sex life? getting your complete history and labs. I want to help resolve your current symptoms and prevent diseases that could happen ten years from now.
"Dr. Vasanwala did complete blood and urine testing that went way beyond what I would get at a primary care visit. She explained the results in detail and she is really knowledgeable about hormone chemistry. She customized hormone replacement plan for me based on my low levels. She placed a hormone pellet in me, and this has been LIFE-CHANGING! I now sleep really well, wake up rested, feel motivated to exercise, and have more energy. Thank you!" - Kelly
"I'm in my early 40s and even though I live a healthy lifestyle, I felt tired, my libido had decreased, and I wasn't able to work out as intensely as I could in the past. I had tried many over the counter supplements but nothing really helped. I had researched hormone therapy and went to see Dr. Vasanwala. She was really thorough in getting my history and went into detail with my results. I started testosterone therapy and a peptide that increases production of growth hormone. The difference has been night and day. I have a lot more energy, sleep great, workouts have improved, and my libido is as good as it has ever been. I highly recommend Dr. Vasanwala." - Richard
"I had 35 units of Botox done by Dr. Vasanwala on my forehead, frown lines, and crow's feet. About 5 days later my forehead and crows feet were noticeably smoother, and I looked like I had a month of great sleep! I have done Botox several times before with other providers, after which my face would look frozen. But after my procedure with Dr. Vasanwala, I am still able to lift my eyebrows and forehead without forming wrinkles. I look natural, and not overdone." - Christina
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