I graduated from Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, in 2006. I had a strong enthusiasm for studying the brain function and after working in an under-served diverse area in Iran as a general practitioner, in 2007 I joined a neuroscience research lab at the University of Bremen in Germany. In 2009, to expand my studies in the field of neuroscience, I joined a graduate program at the Barrow Neurological Institute and Arizona State University to further study the brain. I have presented in many neuroscience conferences and I have published several papers in scientific journals. For a list of my papers please click here.
My research background in the field of neuroscience was extremely helpful in understanding mental health disorders. And my enthusiasm to help patients and families dealing with mental health problems, was an important motive to start my training in psychiatry. In 2014, I joined the Psychiatry Residency Program at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia. During my residency training I was working in both academic and community settings with a variety of patient populations. Having especial interest in mental health disorder in older adults, after graduating from residency in Adult Psychiatry, I did a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) where I was trained more specifically to take care of older adults with mental health disorders. I graduated from Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship at UCLA in 2019 and shortly after I began my private practice.
COVID-19 pandemic has taken so many lives all over the world and, the situation in the United States was no exception. Moreover, it has negatively affected mental health in many families. Today, the need for having easy access to mental healthcare is felt more than anytime. Thanks to technology communication, I am able to serve my patients using secure video visits to provide both medication management and psychotherapy, helping them improve their mental health especially during this tragic time in human history.
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