Dr. Kaviani was born in Tehran, Iran in 1971 and emigrated to the United States shortly after the Iranian Revolution in 1979. He grew up in Newport Beach, California, and after graduating from high school, moved to the east coast where he attended the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his undergraduate studies with honors in 1993, and attended medical school at Boston University. After graduating from medical school, he began his internship in general surgery at the University of California San Francisco-East Bay, and completed his senior residency and chief residency in general surgery at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.
Dr. Kaviani completed a compulsory two-year research component of his general surgery residency at Harvard Medical School. His work focused mostly on stem cell isolation and tissue engineering. At the completion of his general surgery residency, Dr. Kaviani left for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation to complete a fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery, training with some of the leaders in the field. During this two year fellowship, he participated in over 900 major vascular operations. Dr. Kaviani was recruited to join the Association of South Bay Surgeons in 2006. His interests include open and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, as well as endovascular peripheral interventions, including carotid stenting. He is board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Kaviani has authored over 30 peer reviewed publications and 12 book chapters. He currently serves as the Chief of Staff at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance, Ca.