Born April 1982 in Tehran, Iran. Iran had a few years earlier witnessed an Islamic revolution that transformed the country from a modern monarchy to an Islamic republic as a theocracy. Two years before I was born, a brutal war had also broken out between Iran and Iraq. Few then knew that the war would last for eight years. In the late 80’s, my mother, my little brother and I left Iran and were reunited with our father in Norway. My father had left Iran in the mid-1980s after fighting the newly formed Islamic theocracy since 1979. Until 1999, we lived in Norway, when we moved to Malmö.
My medical studies at Lund University ended in 2011. Nowadays I work as a senior specialist (consultant) in emergency medicine at Skåne University Hospital. In November 2017, I received my doctorate in medical sciences. Between 2018 and 2021, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Lund University. Currently I am an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer at Lund University.