Dr. Joseph(youssef) Bijan Motamed

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“دکتر Bijan Motamed و Motamed عزیزترین دوستهای خانواده این عصرقلبم است سنگین ،روی دنیاکه...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Amy Hockett - Anaheim, CA

“He was an amazing doctor. We were blessed to have him deliver our children. He was such a kind and sincere doctor. One of a kind. My condolences to...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Teresa - Indio, CA - patient

“We miss you Dr. Motamed... What an honor it was to work with Dr. Motamed. His caring and compassion for his patients and obvious love of his work...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Sue McCay - Oceanside, CA

“Dear Eileen, Mani, & Shirin, Please accept our deepest sympathy! We shall alwaya cherish our fond memories of Bijan. May God be with you during...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Soraya Behbehani

“Dr. Motamed will be greatly missed. He cared about his patients and his co-workers. I will never forget his Tuesday doughnuts! Rest in Peace! ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Gwen Damsky - Carlsbad, CA

“It was an honor and privilege to work with Dr. Motamed, he was absolutely delightful!. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Dee Nishioka - Encinitas, CA

“Joseph, it was a privlege for us to have lived next door to you and Eileen in the Desert. Er have great memories of our times together. We feel...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Diane Broxterman - Acworth, GA

“Joe Motamed, a true friend, one of the best OB doctors we have ever known. Joe’s joy for friendship, and love for people filled what ever room he...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Dr Robert,and Arlene Stephenson - CA

“Joseph will be really missed by us. He is a wonderful person and a true friend and collegue. I always value his guidance and advises. God be with you...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Bill and Vicki Tang - West Covina, CA

“Joseph will be really missed by us. He is a wonderful person and a true friend and collegue. I always value his duidance and advises. God be with you...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Bill and Vicki Tang - West Covina, CA

“J was very happy to have known Dr. Joseph. May he find peace where his next journey takes him. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: william ploeger - palm desert, CA

“We were honored to be of service to Dr. Motamed during his last days at home. Our staff remain deeply touched by their experience with him and we...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Andrea Berry Hearts Quality Home Care - CA

“We are greatly saddened with his passing and wish the family all our best through this tough time. ”
13 of 15 | Posted by: Dennis and Janet Pindiak - CA

“I work at Tri-City in L&D and can say I have missed Dr. Motamed since his recent retirement, but will surely miss his great spirit here on earth....Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Tina Whitehorn - Vista, CA

“I love you Dad! I miss you so much, even though I know you are watching us from above. I still miss you every day here. Please keep watch over your...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: your son - CA


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Youssef (Joseph) Bijan Motamed was born on 2 December 1936 in Mashad, Iran and passed on 2 November 2012 in Rancho Santa Fe., California. During his 76 years of life he brought affection and joy to those who had the pleasure of knowing him. His smile was contagious and his sense of humor was infectious.

He was a devoted OB/GYN who served many people throughout his professional career. Joseph attended University of Tehran Medical School. Upon graduating, he started his practice in Tehran in 1967 and soon became one of the most revered OB/GYN physicians in all of Tehran. He was forced to leave Iran in 1978 during the hostage crisis and started from scratch in the United States. He did his residency at New York Medical College where he became a board certified OB/GYN for the second time, which is a difficult task in itself. He then moved to Palm Desert, CA. where he again had one of the most successful OB/GYN practices in the desert, working alongside his devoted wife, Eileen. Throughout his professional career he delivered over 30,000 babies. He truly enjoyed bringing the gifts of life to this world.

He is survived by his wife Eileen, his son Mani (Lisa), daughter Shirin, two wonderful grandsons Alexander Bijan and Camren William, His siblings Zohre, Azita, and Jubin . May his loving memory be carried on and shared with all his friends and loved ones.