Abraham Ishaaya, M.D., FCCP, FAASM, FACGS, MACGS

Meet Dr. Ishaaya

Dr. Abraham (Avi) Ishaaya is a board-certified physician in pulmonary, sleep, internal, and geriatric medicine. He leads his extensive Los Angeles, CA practice, Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers. Since 1996, he offers health and wellness services to patients of all ages. Dr. Ishaaya is an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine, and he is a member of the American Board of Bariatric Medicine. He is an accomplished speaker, author, researcher, and medical-legal expert in the Los Angeles, CA area. Dr. Ishaaya believes in providing health and wellness services to treat his patients as individuals, not just individual services. He takes care of his patients as he would his own family, Dr. Ishaaya is dedicated to providing the answers to his patients’ health issues.

Skills and Specialties

What sets Dr. Ishaaya apart from other doctors is his exceptional availability, vast knowledge, and deep personal concern for his patients. He does this by performing diagnostic tests for health issues regarding cardiometabolic, heart, lung, telomere, allergy, asthma, and sleep issues. Dr. Avi Ishaaya Centers is outfitted with state-of-the-art technologies at his practice. He is also one of the leading physicians in Los Angeles, CA who offers overnight sleep studies to diagnose and treat sleep disorders.

Dr. Ishaaya is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Pulmonary Medicine, the American Board of Sleep Medicine, and the American Board of Geriatrics.

Education and training

After graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Ishaaya went on to study medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Maryland Baltimore (UM-Baltimore). For his post-graduate training, Dr. Ishaaya was an internal medicine resident at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Then, he completed a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center as well.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Ishaaya is a member of the following professional associations and organizations:

  • American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
  • American Thoracic Society, Member
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Fellow
  • American College of Geriatric Specialists, Fellow and Master
  • American Board of Bariatric Medicine, Member

Honors and awards

Young Investigators Award
Southern California Pulmonary Research Conference

Paul Rubenstein Award Excellence in Original Research
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Excellence in Research Award
Soloman Scholar


"Polite and friendly reception, , timely service, attentive and thoughtful doctor and staff"



"All staff were professional yet friendly and courteous. Diverse tests were coordinated efficiently, without protracted waits. Results were delivered promptly by the doctor himself, who patiently answered all my questions."



"I highly recommend Dr Ishaaya and I appreciate the care he’s given me over the years. His staff are all friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. Thank you all!"



"Dr. Ishaaya and his staff at Midway Sleep Lab in Los Angeles are superb. I’m grateful for their kindness and professionalism in diagnosing my sleep related issues. Thanks again for everything."



"Dr. Ishaaya and PA Melissa Kaye Tauer provide outstanding medical care. They are thorough, efficient and caring. They perform specialized testing, such as ultrasounds on site which has saved me significant time and follow up appointments versus other doctors. Furthermore, when test results are received, they call you and provide a detailed explanation of the findings and recommended treatment. Lastly, I love the convenience of their patient portal and telehealth visits."



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