After finishing medical school in my native country of Iran, I moved to the U.S. for advanced studies. My first stop was in Baltimore, Md., where I received a master's degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. My next stop was New York City, where I did my clinical training in internal medicine. Afterward, I relocated to Atlanta for training in cardiology and advanced training in clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Emory University.
I am a cardiologist and a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist. This means that I am a "heart electrician," as I implant pacemakers and defibrillators. In addition, I manage complex arrhythmias (the disorders of the electrical system of the heart) by performing catheter-based procedures called EPS and ablation.
I believe that the key to a healthy life is staying active both physically and mentally. Besides my clinical duties, I am involved in the training of electrophysiology fellows at Emory University. I am also an electronic and computer hobbyist, who enjoys tinkering with gadgets. In my free time, I enjoy swimming and cycling. But above all, I enjoy spending time with my wife and daughter.