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Dr. Fereshteh "Ferre" Akbarpour, M.D.

Ferre Akbarpour, M.D. has been an expert in the field of anti-aging and immune system medicine for nearly twenty years. She is a well-known international speaker throughout the medical community and, in addition to her contributions in educating other physicians, she educates through her international television show for two hours every Saturday afternoon as well as publications in influential periodicals.

Dr. Ferre also maintains a thriving medical practice as Chief Medical Officer of the Orange County Immune Institute located in Huntington Beach, Southern California, attending to patients from all over the world suffering from a multitude of illnesses that are often difficult to diagnose and treat. At this Clinic she approaches cancer with proven non-toxic, natural immune boosting therapies with a thorough understanding of how the biochemistry and genetics of cancer cells differ from normal cells using these differences to promote healing.

Throughout her years of educating and treating, Dr. Ferre has gathered and analyzed information to formulate outstanding health products which can benefit everyone. Her natural supplements are of the highest quality and manufactured in a GMP-Certified center, under strict FDA guidelines. Her nutraceuticals are all scientifically validated, and of the highest quality. The quality is confirmed in our M.D. managed, world class laboratory.

Dr. Ferre Akbarpour, M.D. received her medical degree at Pahlavi University in Shiraz, Iran. She completed an Externship at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Medical School and subsequently participated in a research program in the UCI Nephrology Department. She completed her Residency at the Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital, California, in the Department of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Akbarpour has published numerous Journal articles and is an internationally respected expert on Women’s Medical Issues, Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), Immune Diseases and Anti-Aging. She is co-author of Anti-Aging: The Quest to End Aging and Longevity-Alternative Medicine Guide. She is also Advisory Board Member Journal of Longevity.

Curriculum Vitae

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran
Country of Citizenship: USA  

Orange County Immune Institute
18800 Delaware Street, 9th Floor
Huntington Beach, CA 92648, USA
Tel: (714) 842 1777
Fax: (714) 375 4670
E-mail: drferre@drferre.com
Web-site: www.drferre.com

Education and Post Graduate Qualifications:

  • Fellowship American College of International Physicians
  • Residency 1985-1986 Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital Internal Medicine and Psychiatry
  • Research University of California at Irvine Nephrology
  • Permanent 1981 ECFMG License
  • Flex 1981 Licensing Exam
  • Internship 1978 Pahlavi University School of Medicine Doctor of Medicine
  • Externship 1976-1977 University of California at Irvine Medical School
  • Medical 1968-1978 Pahlavi University - Shiraz, Iran School College of Arts & Sciences

Positions Held:
Position: Date: Organization:

C.E.O. &
Chief Medical Officer

2001 - present

Orange County Immune Institute,
Huntington Beach, California

Member 2016 American College of Nutrition

Advisory Board Member

2005- present

Journal of Longevity

Honorary Chairman


NRCC Physicians' Advisory Board

Chief Medical Officer


Immune Institute,
Huntington Beach, California



Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS) Program Center for Special Immunology, Fountain Valley, California

Clinical Position


Center for Special Immunology (CSI),
Fountain Valley, California

Adjunct Associate Professor
of Clinical Research


The Institute for Molecular Medicine,
Huntington Beach, California



Orange County Medical Institute Laboratory,
(CLIA-licensed Laboratory),
Huntington Beach, California

Chief of Staff


Rushmore Medical Diagnostic Institute,
Huntington Beach, California



Rushmore Medical Diagnostic Institute,
(California State-licensed laboratory)
Huntington Beach, California

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Conferences Attended:

23rd Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine
The Medical Educator Consortium, Las Vegas, Nevada
December 10-13, 2015

CANCER SURVIVORSHIP: Optimizing Care and Outcomes
Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
November 12-13, 2015

Manifestations of Pituitary Tumors in Routine Clinical Practice
Antonello Ristorante, Santa Ana, California
June 2, 2015

Thorne Research Educational Event
Seasons 52 Restaurant - Costa Mesa, California
May 7, 2015

19th Annual Orthomolecular Health-Medicine
Golden Gateway Holiday Inn - San Francisco, California
March 28-29, 2015

Optimizing Genetic Potential
Metagenics Educational Program - Maggianos, Costa Mesa, California
March 18, 2015

Cyto Toxic Effects of Ultra Diluted Remedies on Cancer
1st International Conference on Clinical Homeopathy - Beverly Hilton, LA, California
June 28-29, 2014

Personalized Lifestyle Medicine: the Future of Health Care
Loma Linda University School of Medicine

November 3rd, 2013

41st Annual Cancer Convention (Cancer Control Society)
Sheraton Universal - Hollywood, California
September 1, 2013

Integrative Cancer Medicine: Clinical Applications of Cancer Strategies
Scottsdale, Arizona
April 26-28, 2013

Advances in Integrative Cancer Medicine and Research
Aria Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

March 2, 2013

20th Annual World Congress on Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine
Las Vegas, NV
December 12-15, 2012

Taking The Chronic Out Of Illness
Metagenics University, The St. Regis Monarch Beach
Setptember 28-29, 2012

Bridging Lifestyle Medicine and Systems Biology in Clinical Practice
Metagenics Educational Programs, Los Angeles, California
January 31, 2010

Breast Cancer: How Genetics Affect Screening and Treatment
St. Joseph Hospital
Antonello Ristorante, Santa Ana, California
March 6, 2007

Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Update Conference
San Diego, California
January 19-21, 2007

14th Annual International Congress on Anti-Aging Medicine & Regenerative Biomedical Technologies
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada
December 7-10, 2006

Chopra Center for Wellbeing - JOURNEY INTO HEALING - An Ayurvedic Immersion
La Costa Resort and Spa
San Diego, California
November 30- December 3, 2006

Testosterone Deficiency in Men: Evidence-Based Protocols for Effective Therapy
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Torrance, California
November, 2006

The Science and Clinical Application of Integrative Holistic Medicine
Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine & American Board of Holistic Medicine
San Diego, California
October 28- November 3, 2006

Personalized Medicine: Opening Access to the Medicines Your Patients Need
A Special CME Lecture
Newport Beach, California
October 18, 2006

Program on Overactive Bladder
The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
Marina del Rey, California
October 14, 2006

Controversies in Stroke Prevention and Management - A Case-based Forum
A Regional CME Program
Garden Grove, California
October 5, 2006

Chez CME: Appetizing Courses on RLS and Sleep Disorders
intellyst® Medical Communications
Santa Ana, California
September 28, 2006

Functional Medicine Clinical Series - Blood Sugar
Newport Beach, California
September 20, 2006

State-of-the-Art Treatment for Diseases of the Liver
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Irvine, California
September 14, 2006

The Physiological and Psychological Implications Obesity
Bariatric Care Center- St. Joseph Hospital
Newport Beach, California
September 13, 2006

B-Cell Malignancies Education Network: Optimizing Therapy for CD20 Expressing B-Cell Malignancies
Costa Mesa, California
July 13, 2006

“The Relationship between Hypogonadism, Obesity and Diabetes”
Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
March 7, 2006

New Strategies for the Management of Autoimmune Diseases and Conditions Associated with Obesity
Los Angeles, California
February 18-19, 2006

Practical and Clinical Applications of Cardiovascular Inflammatory Markers
Costa Mesa, California
February 6-7, 2006

Advances in the Management of Childhood Brain Tumors
Seal Beach, California
January 25, 2006

Natural Supplements: An Evidence-Based Update
La Jolla, California
January 26, 2006

Beyond Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Mutations in Non-Small-Cell Lung Carcinoma
Orange. California
July 7, 2005

Newer Approaches in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma -
Do Emerging Therapies Offer An Advantage?

Newport Beach, California
June 2, 2005

A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) Physician Clinical Workshop
Chicago, Illinois
May 13-15, 2005

Management of Restless Legs Syndrome
Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment- Therapeutic Spotlight
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
March 31, 2005

Outpatient Breast Endoscopy
Santa Ana, California
March 3, 2004

Bipolar Disorder
Irvine, California
December 2003

"City of Hope" Woman's cancer through the continuum of care from prevention to survivorship
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 14-16, 2003

Strengthening the Physician's Role: Fracture Prevention and Early Diagnosis of Postmenopausal Osteoperosis
University of California, Irvine College of Medicine, Irvine CA
October 29, 2003

Alzheimer's Prevention Foundation International
1st International conference on integrative medical approach to the prevention of Alzheimer's Disease.

Foundation for Care Management, City of Tempe, Arizona
October 10-12 2003

Dr. Chi's Fingernail and Tongue Diagnosis Seminar
Chi's Enterprise Inc., Anaheim, California
August 23-24, 2003

“Individualized Therapy for Migraine: Axert and the Expanding Triptan Family”
Newport Beach, California
August 4, 2003

Thyroid 2003 - Practical Solutions to Complex Clinical Problems
Los Angeles, California
April 12, 2003

New Oxidative - Chelation and Cancer Therapies That Work
Phoenix, Arizona
April 2-6, 2003

Anti-Aging Conference and Exhibition
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine

Las Vegas, Nevada
December 2002

Hormonal Replacement Therapy, Genetics and Hereditary Cancers
Controversies in Cancer
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, Fountain Valley, California
September 12, 2002

8th Annual Principal Investigators Conference
Florida Keys, Florida, USA

4th International Symposium Improving DNA Function-The Latest Research and Theories for Clinical Anti-Aging Theories
Costa Rica
August 23-24, 2002

American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
9th International Congress on Anti-Aging & Bio Medical Technologies
Las Vegas, Nevada
December 13-16, 2001

Educational Activity Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - A Diagnostic & Management Challenge
Train the Trainer Workshop
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Chicago, Illinois
August 11-12, 2001

Carcinogenesis & Cancer Prevention: Non-Melanoma & Melanoma Skin Cancer
UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Newport Beach, California
July 22-24, 2001

Anti-Aging Conference & Exposition- Chicago Medical Society
Chicago, Illinois
July 13-15, 2001

Lung Cancer Management: Controversies in Cancer
Fountain Valley Regional Hospital
Fountain Valley, California
May 22, 2001

International Conference on Complementary, Alternative, & Integrative Medicine Research
Harvard Medical School

University of Caliornia, San Francisco
May 17-19, 2001

5th International Symposium - Anti-Aging Medicine
How to Introduce Anti-Aging Into Your Practice

Sponsored by Gianpapa Institute for Anti-Aging Medical Therapy
New Jersey, USA
May 2-3, 2001

8th Annual Principal Investigators Conference
Florida Keys, Florida, USA

Anti-Aging Therapeutics for The Office Based Physician
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
Las Vegas, Nevada
December 14-17, 2000

New Integrative Medicine Treatments for Cancer and Chronic Illness Through The Foundation
For Care Management

Anaheim, California
November 11, 2000

Anti-Aging Conference - Chicago Medical Society
Chicago, Illinois
July 22-23, 2000

3rd International Symposium - Anti-Aging Medicine
The Medicine for the New Millennium
Longevity Institute International
Newark, New Jersey
March 31 - April 2000

Cyberknife Frameless Stereotactic Radio Surgery: The next step in the evolution of radio surgery
Newport Diagnostic Center
Newport Beach, California
September 1999

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - AACS Clinical Conference
Massachusetts Medical Society
Cambridge, Massachusetts
October 11, 1998

American Association of Clinical Endocrinology
Annual Meeting and Clinical Congress
Orlando, Florida
April 28 - May 3, 1998

10th International Congress of Endocrinology (ICE)
San Francisco, California
June 12-15, 1996

8th Annual Medical Office Laboratory Conference
San Diego, California
June 2-4, 1995

The North American Menopause Society - 4th Annual Meeting
San Diego, California
September 2-4, 1993

American Society of Contemporary Medicine & Surgery
Hollywood, Florida
March 9-12, 1989

Focus on Infection
Memorial Medical Center of Long Beach
University California Irvine
June 17, 1988

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  • W. Lee Cow Den M.D.; Ferre Akbarpour, M.D.; Russ Di Carlo; BurtonGoldberg. Longevity an Alternative Medicine Definitive Guide First printing of book: 2001
  • Darryl See, M.D.; Ferre Akbarpour, M.D. Anti-Aging: The Quest to End Old Age First printing of book: May 1999
  • Ferre Akbarpour, M.D. (Co-investigator) "A multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of the efficacy and safety of Poly LPoly C12 U (Ampligen) 400 mg IV twice weekly versus placebo in patients with severely debilitating chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME)." Ongoing research. 1998-2002
  • Darryl See, M.D.; Kira Gurnee, N.D.: Malena LeClair, N.D."An In Viro "Screening Study of 196 Natural Products for Toxicity and Efficacy." Special acknowledgement to Ferre Akbarpour, M.D., Center for Special Immunology. Jana, Vol. 2, No. l, Winter 1999.
  • F. Akbarpour, M.D.; Darryl See, M.D.; H.R. McDaniel, M.D.; Candace McDaniel, D.O.; Bill McAnnalley, Ph.D. "The In Vitro Effect of Glyconutrients on Three Parameters Contributing to the Aging Process". American Academy of Anti-Againg Medicine. N Las Vegas. 1998.
  • M.V. Paul, M.D.; N.D.; Ferre Akbarpour, M.D.; M. Ali Afrasiabi, M.D.;and R. Friis, Ph.D."Effects of Rapid Weight Loss with Supplemental Fasting on Serum Electrolytes, Lipids, and Blood Pressure." Journal of the National Medical Association. Vol. 80, No. 1988.
  • N. D.Vaziri, M.D.; Q.G.H. Pham, M.D.; Ferre Akbarpour, M.D.; M. AliAfrasiabi, M.D.; P. Paule, M.D.; S. Alikhani, M.D.; and J. Toohey, M.D."Blood Coagulation System in Obesity. " The Journal of Obesity and Weight Regulation. Vo1.7, No. 1, Spring 1988.
  • F. Akbarpour, M.D.; N.D. Vaziri, M.D.; and M. Ali Afrasiabi, M.D."Severe Hyperkalemia Caused by Indomethacin and Potassium Supplementation in Barterr's Syndrome." (A3338) Southern Medical Journal, March 29, 1984.
  • F. Akbarpour, M.D.; N.D. Vaziri, M.D.; and M. Ali Afrasiabi, M.D."Effects of Ketogenic Diet on Hepatocellar Function." Publication submitted with UCIMC Department of Nephrology, March 1984.

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  • BIT's 10th Annual World Cancer Congress - May 23rd 2017, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Speaker at 44th Annual Cancer Control Society Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Speaker at 41st Annual Cancer Control Society Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Speaker at 39th Annual Cancer Control Society Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Speaker at 38th Annual Cancer Control Society Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Speaker at 37th Annual Cancer Control Society Convention in Los Angeles, CA.

  • Speaker on, “Aging and Cancer”, The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor, Newport Beach, California. September 29, 2005

  • Speaker on, “Cancer And Immunity”, 32nd Annual Cancer Convention, Sheraton Universal, Universal City, California. September 4-6, 2004

  • "Women's Health and Integrative Medicine" at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. 02/23/2002.

  • July 2001 to present Ferre Akbarpour, M.D. Guest speaker with host speaker Dr. Mazaheri on his show on International Channel TV.

  • Los Angeles, California November 2001 to December 2001 Ferre Akbarpour, M.D. Presentation of Neck and Head cancer treated

  • with natural supplements and interviewed a patient. Cox Cable TV.

  • Orange County, California Ferre Akbarpour, M.D. Radio host speaker on AM 1100 KFNX National Radio. February 2001 to May 2001

  • Guest speaker on, "New Integrative Medicine Treatments for Cancer and Chronic Illnesses. Anaheim, California. November 11, 2000

  • Faculty/Speaker; Sir Arnold Takemoto, President/CEO of Cancer Option.; Lecture to further discuss enhanced protocols for Advanced Immunological Diseases and Cancer utilizing Be TaC and immune modulating nutraceutical approaches. 7th Annual Principal Investigators Conference Crystal City, Washington DC. June 10, 2000

  • Lecture on natural herbal treatments as alternative immune boosting in cancer therapy. Which resulted in the proposal for joint research on herbal treatments and Interferon Activated NK cell therapy (IFNANK) with the Louis Pasteur Center for Medical Research. Kyoto, Japan. April 8, 2000

  • Lecture on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome treatment options, including an update on the latest research and discussion of alternative therapies. Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center Fountain Valley, California December 8, 1999

  • Paul Cimoch, M.D.; Ferre Akbarpour, M.D... Half-hour television interview on the subject of Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS). "Southland Today" television, Channel 56 KDOC Orange County, California October 1999

  • Active Speaker in Symposium on anti-aging, Shiraz-University of medical science, Shiraz-Iran May 27 - June 2000

  • Tutoring Seminar on a Osteoporosis and anti-inflamation for Merck Pharmaceuticals sales representative December 8, 1999

  • Ferre Akbarpour, M.D.; Karen Jones, MFCC; Ellyn Silverman, RD, MPH, CHEF. Discussion of a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to Chronic Fatigue Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), focusing on the latest treatment modalities. Fountain Valley, California, October 29, 1998

  • M.A. Afrasiabi, M.D.; Ismael Mena, M.D.; Ferre Akbarpour, M.D."Abnormal Brain Spect and Cognitive Defects in Silicone Implants." Published and presented by M.A. Afrasiabi, M.D., and Ferre Akbarpour, M.D., at the American Federation of Clinical Research Meeting. San Diego, California, May 5, 1995

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