I was born in Naples, Italy, but grew up in Tehran, Iran. I received my medical degree from the Tehran University of Medical Sciences and moved to the United States for advanced training. I completed my internal medicine residency at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York, which is an academic affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. I met my husband, who specializes in cardiology, during residency.
I joined Kaiser Permanente in 2007, soon after completing my fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. I see members with hormone related disorders, such as diabetes and diseases of the thyroid, pituitary and adrenal glands. Although the primary focus of my practice is patient care, I am also interested in clinical research and teaching. I am currently involved in diabetes clinical trials and also work as a clinical faculty of Emory University at Grady Hospital.My goal is to educate our members so we can work as a team to provide the excellent medical care that they deserve. I believe that working at Kaiser Permanente gives me the opportunity to achieve this goal.
I try to dedicate time for exercise on a regular basis since you cannot preach what you do not practice! When I am not working, I enjoy reading, listening to music, traveling, watching movies and spending time with my family and friends.