Gobi Paramanandam, MD, MBA
Dr. Gobi earned his Medical Degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University and a Master’s Degree from the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. While completing his Family Medicine Residency at Honor Health and serving as Chief Resident, Dr. Gobi developed an interest in Palliative Medicine. He was selected as Mayo Clinic Arizona’s first Palliative Medicine Fellow and completed the fellowship training in 2008.
Dr. Gobi treated patients at the Center for Pain and Supportive Care (CPSC) for the first three years of his career before transitioning to a role as the Director of Arizona Palliative Home Care (AZPHC). While under his direction, AZPHC was nationally recognized and won the prestigious Circle of Life Award presented by the American Hospital Association. Dr. Gobi missed the patient-physician relationship, and ultimately caring for patients, and was excited to return to the clinic setting with CPSC in October 2019.
Dr. Gobi lectures nationally on Cancer-Related Pain and Palliative Care. He has found his passion in caring for cancer patients, in all stages of treatment, with pain and symptom management and restoring their quality of life and hope. He is equally passionate in treating chronic pain patients who are suffering from pain with the same holistic (mind, body, spirit) approach.
Dr. Gobi is actively working on his Functional Medicine certification and will be certified by the end of 2020. The goal of Functional Medicine is to take a personalized approach to care with the goal of finding root-causes of disease, rather than merely treating its symptoms. Dr. Gobi is a believer that diet and lifestyle changes through a Functional Medicine approach can alleviate many pain and symptoms caused by both cancer and chronic pain, in conjunction with a traditional medical model.