“Positively impacting Nigerian healthcare... for good.”



Dr. Reza Khodaverdian is a clinical assistant professor of surgery at Stanford University  from September 2015 to present. Dr. Khodaverdian was born and raised in Tehran/Iran. He completed his education including medical school, and residencies in Iran. When he moved to the states, he was required to redo most of his training in order to practice medicine in the US. His general surgery internship was at University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut and Hospital of Saint Raphael, New Haven, Connecticut. His cardiothoracic surgery residency was at University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. He did his Fellowship in heart failure/heart transplant at LDS Hospital, in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Dr. Khodaverdian is licensed in Utah, Wisconsin, Oklahoma, Minnesota and California. He is a fellow of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, American Board of Surgery, Medical Counsel of Iran, Iranian Board of Surgeons and the Iranian College of Surgeons. He is also board certified in surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Prior to his current appointment, Dr. Khodaverdian has held the position of associate professor of surgery, University of Minnesota, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dr. Khodaverdian has led multiple successful medical missions to Nigeria for open heart surgery and serves as VOOM Medical Director for Missions.


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