Marina Khubesrian, M.D.
Mayor Pro Tem
1414 Mission Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
(626) 403- 7218 message center
Mayor Pro Tem Marina Khubesrian, M.D. (Dr. Marina) was elected to the City Council in November 2011. She recently served as Mayor for the 2013-2014 term.
Mayor Pro Tem Khubesrian holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology with Emphasis on Marine Biology from the UCLA School of Life Sciences. She is the recipient of Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, National Golden Key Honor Society, and Regents' Scholar awards from UCLA. She has an M.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. She is a Board Certified Family Physician (American Board of Family Medicine) and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. She is licensed as a Physician and Surgeon by the Medical Board of California.
Mayor Pro Tem Khubesrian is a former faculty member, officer, and Director of Family Practice of Glendale, Inc., a Medical Corporation. She served as Co-Director of a non-profit physician training program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center, where she practiced medicine for 18 years before transitioning to part-time private practice in Montrose, an integrative health practice that addresses environmental and genetic risk factors for prevention and treatment of disease.
Mayor Pro Tem Khubesrian is committed to open dialogue and team building with the City Council, staff, and community in addressing all issues including regulations on massage establishments, downtown development project, and economic development. She is always seeking ways to integrate land use, transportation, and municipal policy with achieving greater public safety, health and wellness. She is focused on preserving the City’s history and cultural heritage while updating and maintaining the City’s existing infrastructure and facilities, enhancing quality of life, promoting an active lifestyle, and robust community engagement.
Mayor Pro Tem Khubesrian is a member of Women Involved in South Pasadena Political Action (WISPPA) and the National Women's Political Caucus (NWPC). She and her husband, Dr. Mark Dreskin, have lived in South Pasadena since 1998, have two children, and have served as volunteers with the Girl Scouts, AYSO, and YMCA organizations.
Interviews and Articles
• Should Metro build a freeway tunnel or take another route in the 710 project?
• Khubesrian Pushes Position of City to Oppose 710 Tunnel
• Massage-parlors law leaves California cities feeling powerless over prostitution
• South Pasadena Mayor: Why Local Control of Massage Parlors Is Important
• Rep. Chu hosts 2014 Women of Distinction Awards
• Preserving Our Heritage as a Quaint Community
• 2014 City of South Pasadena State of the City Address