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Shamsah Amersi, MD

OB-GYN & Breast Cancer Assessment located in Santa Monica, CA
Now accepting Telehealth appointments

Dr. Shamsah Amersi is one of the country's leading and most recognized Ob-Gyns. She graduated in the top 1% of her medical school UCSF, ranked number three in the world for the best medical school. She has won national awards throughout her career for her work in women's health and has been chosen as Top Doctors of the United States for the past four years. She has delivered over 10,000 babies during her career, including being the personal physician to high profile clients and celebrities. She was recently honored in a national commercial "Real Heroes" by Naomi Isaki, for her work on the Covid-19 frontlines.

Dr. Amersi has been in private practice for 20 years and specializes in a holistic approach to women's health. She has been providing comprehensive women’s health services in Los Angeles since 2002. Highly-trained and honored by the medical community, she is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a Diplomat of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Amersi implements the most advanced, state-of-the-art technology and treatment options. She teaches students from UCLA and the art of women's health, and serves as a mentor to physician assistants from Yale University. She is a pregnancy consultant for Headspace, a meditation app used by millions of people around the world.
The health of your lifestyle is an essential component not only in the prevention, but also in the treatment of chronic diseases, often allowing medications—and the risk of their side effects—to be reduced. By emphasizing a personalized, holistic approach to healthcare, Dr. Amersi will build a close partnership to help you reach your full potential. This approach to healthcare can benefit everyone—whether you are very healthy or suffer from a medical condition—and will allow you to optimize your general health in the future. From nutrition and lifestyle changes to detoxification programs, Amersi MD offers the most advanced recommendations for optimal health, happiness, and longevity.

Whether you are visiting her for a routine check-up, to address a serious health concern, to plan a new addition to the family, or for surgery, you can rest assured that Dr. Amersi will guide you through each appointment with individual attention, clear communication, compassion, and exceptional skill.

She employs the latest techniques in cancer screening and prevention. For your convenience, all diagnostic testing, labs, surgical, and non-surgical treatments are performed right in here the office – there is no need to visit a separate facility for your care.

Supported by her warm professional team, Dr. Amersi treats women through all phases of life and cherishes the special one-on-one relationship between patient and doctor. Dr. Amersi is the only practitioner at her office and you will receive personal service from a trusted friend every time you visit.

    1. "Sharp, and empathetic. 5 stars!"

    2. Stacey S. Yelp

    1. "After six years of suffering, it was like I never had that condition. She was my angel."

    2. Sohelia S. Yelp

    1. "She is not only your doctor but your well-wisher and a good friend."

    2. Monali S. Yelp

    1. "There's no question that we want her to be our doctor for future pregnancies."

    2. Dawn V. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Amersi made me feel so safe and confident."

    2. Katherine F. Yelp

    1. "I will continue to see Dr. Amersi and plan to stay with her when I have my babies!"

    2. Traci B. Yelp

    1. "I have since referred my dear cousin and she has the same great things to say about her!"

    2. Jeana C. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Amersi is SO GREAT! I've been seeing her for almost four years."

    2. Michele P. Yelp

    1. "Dr. Amersi is the the best doctor in her field!"

    2. Aicha G. Yelp

    1. "In routine tests and treatment, she is swift, efficient and accurate."

    2. Sam A. Yelp

    1. "She is very knowledgable as well as open minded in her treatment approach."

    2. Sandi T. Yelp

What we offer




  • University of California, Irvine
    • Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Residency
  • UC San Francisco School of Medicine
    • Alpha Omega Alpha (top 1% of graduates) 
    • Chancellors Service Award at graduation
    • Chancellors Mentor Award at graduation
    • Honors in all core clerkships and internships

Honors & Awards

  • Selected as 2024 Southern California Super Doctors®
  • WCBRB Best Businesses In America 2024
  • Ortho McNeil Resident Teaching Award
  • UC Irvine Senior Research Award
  • UCSF Chancellor's Service Award at Graduation
  • UCSF Outstanding Student: OB-GYN, surgery, medicine
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Harold Gabriel Buchbinder Endowed Scholarship
  • Phi Beta Kappa Graduate Scholarship
  • UCSF AIDS Research Fellowship
  • UCSF Medical Student Achievement Award
    • scholarship and award for designing and implementing AIDS awareness
  • UCLA Chancellor's Service Award
  • Psi-Chi Psychology Honor Society
  • UCLA Alumni Association Achievement Award
  • UCLA Distinguished Scholar Award
  • Dr. Ralph Bunche & Trimentor Achievement Award
  • UCLA Dean's Honor List
  • Mortar Board National Honor Society
  • Golden Key National Honor Society
  • Alpha Lamda Delta National Honor Society
  • Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society
  • AIDS Project Los Angeles Service Award


  • UC Irvine: Researched and presented management strategies on breast cancer during pregnancy
  • UC Irvine: Researched and presented long term survival and quality of life in women with breast cancer on hormone replacement therapy
  • USC: Presented management of tumors of low malignant potential
  • UCSF: Led clinical studies on protease inhibitors and antiviral HIV activity

Service & Activities

  • Los Angeles Forum: free medical care to indigent patients
  • UCLA Emergency Room; free service to indigent patients
  • UCLA School of Medicine; career panel
  • St. Johns Hospital; Ib board committee member
  • St. Johns Hospital; perinatal committee member
  • Santa Monica Hospital; peer review board member OB-GYN
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Fellow
  • Flying Doctors of Mercy
  • UCSF Annual Women's Health Forum
  • American Women in Medicine and Surgery
  • Minority Women in Medicine and Surgery
  • UCLA Minorities in Medicine
  • AIDS Project Los Angeles- Medical Counselor
Meet Dr. Amersi

Meet Dr. Amersi

My Medical Journey By: Renata Watts

On 9/23/22- I was diagnosed with CNS lymphoma while 6 months pregnant. Quite rare. In fact- possibly the only case today as it stands in the United States. As a healthcare CEO- I knew the importance of finding a great healthcare team to care for me. A good doctor can make all the difference in the world when it comes to outcomes. I did a ton of research to find my OBGYN- Dr. Amersi, in Santa Monica, CA- who not only saved my life but saved the life of my newborn son, and my 2 year old son (she delivered him early with a calcified placenta & high risk baby- he didn’t even have to go in the NICU). I am convinced that she is hands down the best OBGYN in the California if not the United States. I did a lot of research to find her- which is key in finding good care. I researched the best questions to ask an OBGYN when delivering your baby. I found that...

Major Insurance Providers Accepted

We accept only PPO insurance plans. Below is a short-list of just some of the plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed below.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Health Net

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "Dr. Amersi is a fantastic, loving, and attentive doctor. She has been nothing but supportive and answers every question I have"

    Adriana J.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Amersi & staff are top notch. From check-in to post appt problems with a prescription, they were attentive, thorough and happy"

    Pamela W.
  • Yelp

    "I had a consultation with Dr. Amersi yesterday. Love her! Love the offices!"

    Traci C.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Amersi is absolutely wonderful. Not only is she attentive and nurturing, but she makes you feel like an old friend"

    Julianna O.
  • Yelp

    "It took me 7 years to find the right gynecologist, and Dr. Amersi is it. Her office is so peaceful and her staff is so kind. I am so grateful to have found her!"

    Meghan H.
  • Yelp

    "I've been going to Dr. Amersi for about four years now and I absolutely love her"

    Christine C.
  • Yelp

    "I've been going to Dr. Amersi for about 9 years now and couldn't be more pleased with her level of care, understanding, knowledge and professionalism"

    Natalie S.
  • Yelp

    "Okay, so I'll just start off by saying that Dr. Amersi is the best doctor, ever. I found her using Yelp and couldn't be happier!"

    Victoria F.
  • Yelp

    "Her office was very pretty & her staff was friendly. Even though I hate these types of visits Dr Amersi was very friendly, welcoming & made the visit easy :)"

    Cynthia G.
  • Yelp

    " Love this doc. She's quick and efficient but if you need to talk to her more or ask questions she's willing to take the time to do that."

    Ashley D.
  • Yelp

    "Dr Amersi gave me one of the best gifts: she kept me and both of my baby boys healthy and safe during pregnancy and delivery!"

    Joanna B.
  • Yelp

    "She is incredible! She genuinely cares about her patients and she really takes time to get to know you and treat you as a person, not just a patient."

    Sandi T.
  • Yelp

    "She is a true doctor who works from the heart and with such expertise! She has a way of looking at the whole picture that I think is so important."

    Madison P.
  • Yelp

    "Doctors don't come any better then Amersi! She sincerely cares for her patients and is great at listening and providing the best care possible."

    Jeana C.
  • Yelp

    "Dr Amersi has been my doctor since 2004, she is really fantastic at what she does and really cares about her patients. The staff is super friendly."

    JJ S.
  • Google+

    "I have seen Dr. Amersi for the past six years or so and really love her. She thinks ahead and asks questions to make sure she is familiar with your situation."

    Sarah P.
  • Yelp

    "Dr. Amersi was able to calm all of my first time mom fears during my pregnancy and I knew I was in great hands when it came time to deliver.".

    Cynthia S.
  • Yelp

    "She is very informative and knowledgeable, however she is also warm and caring and truly interested in your well- being!"

    Stephanie S.
  • Yelp

    "Her knowledge, professionalism & caring attitude is a set of characteristics that I was never able to find in another OBGYN."

    Cindy O.
  • 5 star

    Dr. Sham helped us deliver Penelope & Adam safely into the world. You're more than an extraordinary doctor. We are grateful for your excellent care & genuine compassion

    Monica & Nick


Shamsah Amersi, MD
2825 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 320
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: 310-264-5600
Fax: 310-264-5604

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Shamsah Amersi, MD
2825 Santa Monica Blvd
Suite 320
Santa Monica, CA 90404