Dr. Tabassian entered Tehran University in Iran at the age of sixteen in 1977 and arrived in the United States in 1985. She commenced her internship and residency training with honors at the prestigious Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed her fellowship training with distinction in the sub-specialty of nephrology (kidney disease) at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles in 1992. Dr. Tabassian is double board certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. She is on the staff of many hospitals in the community, and is in private practice as an internist and nephrologist.
Dr. Tabassian does not subscribe to strictly conventional practices of medicine, predicated on cold numbers and statistics. She takes less a forensic view to health care and more of a spiritual approach, emphasizing prevention of disease through her methodology of Dance to the Music of Your Soul. She focuses on the causative nature of kidney disease and the reasons why dialysis is even necessary at all as a curative protocol for kidney impairment and failure. Her concentration remains fixed on her passionate conviction that by bringing the "wholeness" of the individual to the forefront of importance through unconditional loving care, the disease process can be fully arrested and even reversed. Pre-diabetes and diabetes have affected more than half the population of this nation and these numbers continue to increase exponentially on an annual basis. Dance to the Music of Your Soul embodies a methodology of joyful movement married to empowering spiritual conviction, which Dr. Tabassian maintains is the only modality that can put a stop to obesity, diabetes and kidney failure so very prevalent in our contemporaneous stress-afflicted society. Her mandate begins with: Get up, move, love … and access your Inner Beauty.
Dr. Tabassian is the author of five books, including "My Daughter, My Dad," featured in the Tucson Festival of Books, 2024.