1975                 High School Diploma
Alborz High School, Tehran, Iran (Certificate/Diploma)(5th Grade Picture)


1975-1982                     General Medicine (Seven Years)
National University of Iran, Tehran, Iran (certificate


1982-1987                     Resident - General Surgery (Five Years - with Distinction)
National (Beheshti) University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (Certificate)


1987-1988                     Fellowship - Trauma and Vascular Surgery (Two Years)
Shohada Medical Center, National (Beheshti) University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran (certificate


7/92-12/93                     Surgical fellow – Trauma (18 Months)
Harborview Medical Center
, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (certificate


1/94-7/95                       Clinical Fellowship - Cardiothoracic Surgery (18 Monthss)
University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington (certificate


7/95-8/96                       Resident - General Surgery (One year)

University of California Schools of Medicine, Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA


9/96-3/98                  Chief Resident - Cardiovascular Surgery (18 Months)
Shahid Rajaie Heart Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
(Previously known as: Iran University of Medical Sciences)