Eden Medical Center
San Leandro Hospital
Dr. Navin Mallavaram is an Interventional Pain Management specialist. He is double Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Northwestern University, in Evanston IL in Internal Medicine. His residency was completed at Columbia University in New York City. He was honored to be selected to serve as Chief Resident in his final year. He further studied Pain Medicine at the same institution’s Manhattan Center for Pain Management. While Dr. Mallavaram specializes in treating spinal pain, his extensive training allows him to treat a wide spectrum of painful disorders. He believes in using a comprehensive approach to pain management in an effort to restore his patient’s health and improve their overall quality of life. He founded The Spine & Pain Center of California to offer state of the art, compassionate pain management care to the Bay Area community. In addition to conducting research sponsored by the NIH, Dr. Mallavaram has presented his award winning-research at national medical conferences. He has also co-authored a chapter in a pain management textbook that is used in training programs around the world. He routinely attends lectures and workshops to keep abreast of the most state-of-art treatments in pain management. Outside of work, Dr. Mallavaram enjoys spending time with his wife and children, playing golf, and traveling.
Dr. Audrey "Lisa" Arzamendi is double board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology. Since 2012, she has specialized in diabetes, obesity and metabolism, thyroid disease (including Hashimoto's and Graves'), polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and sex hormone disorders, adrenal and pituitary dysfunction, osteoporosis, parathyroid/calcium disorders, and thyroid and parathyroid nodules and cancers. She is highly trained in ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration (FNA) biopsy of the thyroid (99% diagnostic rate).
Dr. Arzamendi is committed to safe and established medical treatments, and prides herself on staying informed about emerging therapies and research-supported non-prescription options. She is experienced working with all forms of brand-name and generic thyroid medications, and as a type 1 diabetic herself, has first-hand knowledge of nearly all available prescription and technological diabetic treatments, to best support patients in selecting their optimal diabetes treatment regimens.
Dr. Arzamendi graduated with honors from Stanford University, with a BA in Human Biology and a concentration in Health & Human Performance. She attended UC San Diego School of Medicine (receiving a federal NIH National Cancer Institute fellowship), and completed her internal medicine residency at Kaiser Pemanente’s Santa Clara Medical Center. Her endocrinology training was completed at UC Davis Medical Center. She previously practiced in California's South Bay before relocating to open her practice in Walnut Creek in 2020. Dr. Arzamendi was a Stanford varsity athlete and still enjoys running, hiking, tennis, rowing, and other outdoor activities. She loves spending time with her husband and many pets, and looks forward to being your doctor!
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora
Internship: Northwestern University in Evanston Illinois
Residency: Columbia University in New York