My parents and I immigrated from Iran to the San Francisco Bay Area in 1984, and I grew up there until the end of high school. I attended the University of California at Davis for my undergraduate education, medical education, and internal medicine residency training. I worked as a transplant hospitalist in San Francisco until moving to Portland with my husband and two boys in 2016. Outside of work, I love spending time with my family and exploring the beautiful Northwest.
About my practice
My scope of medicine is limited to the hospital-based patient; however, with that comes the great responsibility and privilege of addressing the multitude of issues affecting the health of my patients. I believe in and strive to create a team-based approach in managing my patients' acute health needs and implementing individualized plans to ensure ongoing wellness outside of the hospital. I am grateful to work at Kaiser Permanente, where team-based, patient-centered care is a core philosophy.
How I thrive
I thrive by staying present and grateful for all the blessings in my life. As a doctor, a wife, and a mom to two little ones, it can be hard to carve out personal time, but I find so much happiness in each of my roles. Spending time with my husband and sons brings me my greatest joy and inspires me to be the best I can be. Tomorrow is never guaranteed, so I give thanks for each day I get to live this life!