Born and raised in Kashmir, India. Speaks Hindi, Urdu, Persian, Kashmiri and English. Academic interests include "conflict in clinical practice", "long distance parenting", "chronic diseases & behavioral health", functional medicine, humanities and medicine, and hospital medicine.


Medical School
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (2003)
University of Minnesota - Smiley's Family Medicine Residency Program (2012), Family Medicine
UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth (2014), Academic Medicine

Research Interest

  • Readmission rates within 30 days of discharge

Honors & Awards

  • Aesculapius Award
    For Teaching Excellence and Role Model for Resident Physicians (2014-2015)
  • Aesculapius Award
    For Teaching Excellence (2013-2014)
  • Recognition for Clinical Excellence
    UT Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Family & Community Medicine (2013)
  • STFM Resident Teacher Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) (2013)
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine (2012)
  • Physicians for National Health Program - PNHP (2012)
  • Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) (2012)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians - AAFP (2009)
  • Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) (2009-2012)