Peyman Banooni, MD

Gynecologic Surgery

Peyman Banooni, MD is an obstetrician/gynecologist and a gynecologic surgeon with the Cedars-Sinai Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Center. His clinical interests include treating abnormal uterine bleeding, treatment of fibroids, and advanced laparoscopic procedures. Dr. Banooni also is a member of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Performance Improvement Committee.

During his academic career, Dr. Banooni has been involved in research and teaching in multiple areas of medicine. At the UCLA AIDS institute, he spent three years on HIV research studying the molecular aspects of transmission of the virus. At the University of Southern California, his research interest was minimally invasive surgery for the staging of pancreatic cancer. In the area of high-risk obstetrics, he has studied risk factors, prenatal diagnosis, and outcomes of fetuses with gastroschisis. More recently, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, he has investigated the controversial management of monoamniotic twins. Currently, Dr. Banooni is involved in clinical research for the development of new pharmaceuticals for the treatment of fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding, menopause, and osteoporosis.

Dr. Banooni is a member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and the North American Menopause Society. He has written numerous articles for peer-reviewed publications, including the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Journal of Virology.

Dr. Banooni received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles with summa cum laude honors. He received his medical degree from the University of California, San Diego and completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.