Dr. Ayati completed his residency at UC Davis and his fellowship at Stanford University. During his residency at UC Davis, Dr. Ayati received the Award of Excellence in Clinical Teaching. Dr. Ayati worked at hospitals such as Lodi Memorial Hospital in Lodi, California, and as an Emergency Medicine Attending at Veteran Affairs in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Ayati worked as a Stanford Medical Director at Los Altos and Palo Alto Sub acute and Rehabilitation centers. Dr. Ayati has a broad spectrum of practice and knowledge of general medicine and primary care in various settings, from office to Emergency room and acute and Sub-acute cares. Dr. Ayati’s main areas of research and clinical focus are in the physiology of aging and on finding practical and yet innovative ways of addressing the wellbeing and needs of the population in any age category. Dr. Ayati is an advocate of his patient’s physical and mental health at any age in addition to disease management and prevention. Dr. Ayati is currently the Editor in Chief of the journal of General Medicine, Open Access. Dr. Ayati is the author of “Paths to Healthy Aging”. Dr. Ayati is also a guest educational speaker on several radio stations such as National Public Radio (NPR) and San Francisco’s KQED and international and national conferences.

Dr. Ayati strives to provide reliable information, effective strategies, and simple guidelines for patients of all ages to avoid or manage chronic diseases and to have a significantly better quality of life.

Clinical Focus

  • Primary Care
  • Healthy Aging
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Sport Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, Los Altos Subacute Care (2011 - 2014)
  • Medical Director, Sunnyvale Health Center (2011 - 2014)

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Resident of the Year , Excellent in Teaching, UCDavis (2007)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Advisor, Alzheimer Association, Northern California and Nevada chapter (2018 - Present)
  • Advisor, Consultant on Aging Initiatives, Stanford Research institute International , SRI (2016 - Present)
  • National Committee Member, Ethnogeriaitric, American Geriatric Society (2016 - Present)
  • Course Co-Director, Geriatric Multidisciplinary Care Conference (2013 - 2013)
  • Advisory Faculty, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center, VA Palo Alto (2011 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Geriatric Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2012)
  • Residency:UC Davis Urology Residency (2009) CA
  • Internship:UC Davis Urology Residency (2007) CA
  • Medical Education:Iran University of Medical Sciences (1999) Iran
  • Board Certification, ABFM, Geriatric Medicine (2011)
  • Board Certification: Family Medicine, American Board of Family Medicine (2009)
  • Fellowship:Stanford University School of Medicine (2010) CA

Clinical Trials

  • Quality of Life in Adults Impaired Functioning - A Randomized Controlled Trial of Bidet vs Usual Toileting Not Recruiting

    Our expectations (hypotheses) are: Primary outcome 1. Regular bidet use will improve quality of life around elimination in adults with impaired functional status. Functional status will be measured by activities of daily living (ADL). 2. Regular bidet use by adults with impaired functional status will improve the quality of life around toileting for their caregivers. Secondary 3. Regular bidet use will reduce the incidence, frequency and severity of constipation (as measured by self-report) in adults with impaired functional status. 4. Regular bidet use will reduce the incidence of urinary tract infection (UTI) in adult women with impaired functional status.

    Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial. For more information, please contact Isabella Chu, MPH, 650-723-2513.

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Graduate and Fellowship Programs

All Publications

  • Best prescription for healthy aging may be fewer pills The Palm Beach Post Ayati, M. 2015
  • Why too much fiber is unhealthy for the elderly SF Chronicle Ayati, M. 2015
  • Alzhiemer Disease Division of Medicine Clinical Teaching Module Ayati, M. 2014
  • Beware of adding prescriptions on top of prescriptions SF chronicle Ayati, M. 2014
  • Division of Medicine Clinical Teaching Module Lower Ext Ischemia Ayati, m. 2012