Meet the Doctor

MEET THE DOCTOR

DR. NALINI SINGH

I am a board certified adult endocrinologist with 21 years of experience (after training) in patient care. I earned a B.A. degree (magna cum laude) from Harvard University and a M.D. degree from UCSF School of Medicine. I completed an Internal Medicine residency at UCLA Medical Center, and an Endocrinology fellowship at VA Greater Los Angeles. From 2000 to 2007, I was an academic and clinical endocrinologist/internist at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (2000-2003) and later at VA Puget Sound (2003-2007). From 2003 to 2007, I was also the Director of the Diabetes Program at VA Puget Sound in Washington state.

From July 2007 through June 2021, I was in clinical practice as a group endocrinologist with Healthcare Partners in the San Gabriel Valley. In 2020 Healthcare Partners became part of Optum. I maintained outstanding patient satisfaction scores and earned accolades from my fellow physicians (Top Doc award in Pasadena magazine for eight years straight from 2012 to 2019). In 2021 California magazine features me as a Top Doctor representing Glendora, CA. I have also maintained ABIM board certification in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology. I last recertified in Internal Medicine in October 2020 and in Endocrinology in November 2020.

I aim to provide patient care that combines evidence-based guidelines and cutting edge technology. I also work with each patient to develop a treatment plan that incorporates his or her individual needs and priorities

CURRENT MEDICAL LICENSES TO PRACTICE

1997-present

CALIFORNIA state medical license

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

through 2020

American Diabetes Association
American Medical Association
The Endocrine Society

BOARD CERTIFICATION

Aug 1998
Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Nov 2000
Board Certified in Endocrinology

May 2008
Recertified in Internal Medicine

May 2010
Recertified in Endocrinology

Sep 2018
Recertified in Internal Medicine (passed new Internal Medicine MOC Knowledge Checkin Exam, a half-day exam which must be taken every two years)

Oct 2020
Recertified in Internal Medicine (fulfilled CME credits and passed Internal Medicine MOC Knowledge Checkin exam)

Nov 2020
Recertified in Endocrinology (CME, passed MOC exam which must be taken every 10 years)

AWARDS & HONORS

1987
Valedictorian, Westlake School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA

1987
National Merit Scholar

1988
Detur Award (academic)

1989
John Harvard Award (academic)

1989
Elizabeth Cary Agassiz Award (academic)

1989
American Heart Association Summer Research Scholarship

1990
Massachusetts General Hospital Outstanding Volunteer Award

1991
Phi Beta Kappa

2000
Research Fellowship (VA Research Enhancement Award Program)

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Pasadena Magazine Top Docs (as chosen by their peers)

2021
California Magazine Top Doc

PREVIOUS FACULTY POSITIONS

July ‘00-July ’01
Clinical Instructor in Diabetes and Endocrinology clinics, VAGLAHS

July ‘01-Dec ‘02
Assistant Professor of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine Instructor in General Medicine, Diabetes, and Endocrinology clinics, VAGLAHS

July ’03-Jun ‘07
Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Washington-Seattle (clinician educator track)

PREVIOUS HOSPITAL POSITIONS

Dec ’00-Dec’02
Staff Physician, Ambulatory Care and Internal Medicine Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS)

Jan ’03-Jun ‘07
Director, Clinical Diabetes Program and Staff Physician, GIMC Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System

MOST RECENT EMPLOYMENT

July ’07-June 30,2021
Group Endocrinologist, Healthcare Partners Medical Group (which became part of Optum in 2020)

Sept ’21 – Feb 28, 2022
Endocrinologist, employed by Zuhair Yahya, M.D., Inc., in San Dimas, CA

EDUCATION

1987-91
Harvard University
B.A., magna cum laude, Literature (1991)

1991-95
University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
M.D. (1995)

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING

1995-98
University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Internal Medicine Residency

1998-2000
Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS)
Clinical Fellowship in Endocrinology

July-Nov 2000
Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS)
Research Fellowship (VA Research Enhancement Award Program)