Dr. Salar Deldar
Dr. Salar Deldar is a double board-certified, interventional pain medicine physician who specializes in non-surgical musculoskeletal medicine.
He completed his residency at Stanford University, fellowship at Oregon Health Science University, and attended the University of California Berkeley and UAB School of Medicine for his undergraduate studies and medical studies, respectively.
Dr Deldar is the founder of Pacific Rehabilitation & Pain as well as the Associate Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula. He also founded and is the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Pain Center at Mee Memorial Hospital, the first pain medicine clinic in South Monterey County.
Throughout his professional career, Dr Deldar has held numerous national leadership positions in medical education, and has been involved in a variety of publications, lectures, and national presentations on topics in both pain medicine and sports medicine, including a reference in The New York Times.
Dr Deldar is a member of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Spine Intervention Society, the North American Spine Society, and the California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Gloria Hwang
Dr. Gloria Hwang is a Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation physician with fellowship training in sports/spine and orthobiologics. She had the great fortune to train under pioneers in the field of orthobiologics and world-recognized leaders in ultrasound diagnostics and guided procedures.
Prior to her fellowship training she completed her internship at the University of Maryland Midtown campus in internal medicine and her advanced training in NYC at Montefiore Medical Center affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine after graduating with honors from medical school. She graduated with a chemistry degree from UC San Diego and a master’s degree in health care management and public administration at New York University.
Throughout her career in medicine she has been active in teaching other physicians worldwide in the use of ultrasound for guidance in pain relieving procedures and diagnosing root causes of patient’s pain. She has also published multiple articles in various medical journals, one of which images were featured on the cover.
Her interest in helping people manage and relieve pain is only rivaled by her love for her devoted maltese furbaby. Outside of work she can be found jogging, exploring her environment (whether it be in her home of Monterey or elsewhere on the globe while traveling), finding ways to enrich others’ lives or participating in ways to stay healthy and live the fullest life possible.
Dr. Reb Close, MD is an Attending Emergency Physician at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and the lead clinical physician for the Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative.
The Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative is a collaborative partnership in the Central Coast Region to promote the safe use of prescription drugs, promote safe pain management, reduce overdoses, and address substance use through preventative efforts and treatment. She has been a Regional Director/Implementation Leader for the California Bridge to Treatment Program since 2019.
Dr Close attended medical school at UCLA, and completed residency in Emergency Medicine at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center in Los Angeles. She received her board certification in Addiction Medicine in 2023. She has been on staff at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula since 2003.
Dr. Reb Close
Dr. Casey Grover, MD is an Emergency Physician at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and is the Physician Champion for the Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative.
The Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative is a collaborative partnership in the Central Coast Region to promote the safe use of prescription drugs, promote safe pain management, reduce overdoses, and address substance use through preventative efforts and treatment.
Dr. Grover has also served in hospital leadership at Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, and is currently serving as Chief of Staff.
Dr. Grover attended medical school at UCLA, and completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He completed additional training in Addiction Medicine after residency, and received board certification in Addiction Medicine in 2023.