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

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interest

  • Family 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)