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Dr. Akhtar Shahmehdi, Clinical Research Coordinator


Dr. Seyed Akhtar Shahmehdi recently earned his MD from St. Matthew's University School of Medicine and successfully completed all his licensing exams. Clinical research has been a central aspect of Dr. Shahmehdi's medical education. As an undergraduate he participated in a research project conducted by the College of Staten Island/ Institute of Basic Research, Center for Developmental Nueroscience, which studied the conformational changes in the lipid bilayer /plasma membrane of apoptotic neuronal HN2-5 cell lines.


In medical school, Dr. Shahmehdi was active in community service projects in rural areas of West Virginia, which ensured that under serviced populations had access to basic health care services and skilled medical practitioners. Through the Rural Health Education Program, Dr. Shahmehdi was responsible for promoting community health awareness through regular health fairs and other community events, which offered health care services and counseling for both adults and children.


In addition, he collected data concerning overweight/obese children with Acanthosis nigricans associated with high cholesterol and was a member of a research group involved in conducting a sleep study. Currently, Dr. Shahmehdi is completing an MA in Health Care Administration at St. Joesph's College in Maine. In his free time, Dr. Shahmehdi enjoys playing soccer for the Ariana Soccer Team in the New York/New Jersey Golden League.


Currently, Dr. Shahmehdi has joined R Endocrinology/R Research with Dr. Rizvi as a rotating intern and clinical research coordinator. He looks forward to participating in the clinical research trials conducted by R Research. .                    

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