Robert Bonakdar, MD

  • Pain Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Headache Medicine
Scripps Shiley Pavilion
10820 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
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  • English


A member of the Division of Integrative Medicine, Dr. Bonakdar received his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and his undergraduate degree in psychobiology from Occidental College in Los Angeles. He received the Richter Fellowship for Independent International Research in the field of Southeast Asian heath practices and studied in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, and Indonesia. He completed a clinical and research fellowship in integrative medicine at Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine in La Jolla and a residency in family practice at the Sharp Grossmont Family Practice Residency Program in San Diego. Board certified by the American Board of Family Practice, Dr. Bonakdar is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Academy of Family Physicians, the California Academy of Family Physicians, the American Holistic Medical Association, and the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture. He has conducted award-winning research and presented at numerous conferences in the area of herbal and natural medicines.

Board Certifications

United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Headache Medicine, 2014American Board of Family Medicine, 2001

Medical Education

University of Nevada School of Medicine, MD, 1998


Sharp HealthCare Family Practice Residency Program, Forensic Medicine, 1999


Sharp HealthCare Family Practice Residency Program, Family Medicine, 2001


Scripps Clinic, Integrative Medicine, 2002

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