Anesthesiologist, Medical Director
David Mahjoubi, MD is a board-certified Anesthesiologist and one of the most sought-after experts in Ketamine treatments for anxiety, PTSD, Major Depression, Chronic Pain and Alcoholism. His practice, Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles, is one of the first Ketamine-only treatment centers in the country. A native Angeleno, he spent a great deal of time volunteering at local hospitals throughout high school and his undergraduate studies, which inspired his passion to pursue medicine. In 2005, Dr. Mahjoubi earned his Doctor of Medicine at The Chicago Medical School and went on to complete his residencies at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He first learned of the benefits of intravenous Ketamine during his residency at County/USC in 2006, where it was primarily used for pain management and pediatric anesthesia. Following his residency, Dr. Mahjoubi joined the Anesthesia Group at Northridge Hospital Medical Center, in Calif, where he was the most active user of IV Ketamine for both conscious sedation and general anesthesia procedures. He went on to work at various surgical centers throughout Southern California and became increasingly aware of the beneficial mental health effects in many patients following their procedures. Dr. Mahjoubi opened Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles in 2014 to offer superior care and support for patients struggling with Anxiety, Major Depression, Chronic Pain, PTSD and Alcoholism. Today, with a second office in Orange County and virtual visits, he provides highly effective solutions through IV infusions and at-home therapies, for those struggling with treatment-resistant depression and chronic pain, nationwide.
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist
Ms. Holly O’Rourke is a Vermont native and University of Vermont graduate. She began her post-graduate nursing career in 2010 as a critical care registered nurse at Northwest Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, where she worked in the adult medical/surgical and cardiovascular intensive care unit for four years. In 2014, she attended the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine Program of Nurse Anesthesia. She obtained clinical experience in private and public hospitals including LAC+USC Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and West Los Angeles VA Hospital, among others. She earned a master of science degree in anesthesiology and has been certified and licensed by the Board of Nursing as an independent anesthesia provider since 2016. Since 2017, Holly has worked as a certified registered nurse anesthetist at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, a level I trauma center in the South Bay of Los Angeles. Holly received training by Dr. Mahjoubi in the Advanced Personalized Ketamine Protocol, and has been working at both the Los Angeles and Orange County locations of the Ketamine Healing Clinic.
DCS, DMS, Venipuncture Certified
Vera has been in medical care for over 30 years, having attended medical school in her home country of Serbia. She has been touted by our patients as highly proficient. Prior to starting at the Ketamine Healing Clinic of Los Angeles & Orange County, Vera worked in IV Vitamin and Ozone therapy.