Today's leaders in the Persian tradition of innovation and humanity
The Global Persian Citizen Of The Present
The Persian people throughout history have an enduring legacy of global contributions rising from the cultural value placed on knowledge, innovation, progressive thinking, education, and personal achievement. This heritage is exemplified by present day global citizens through continued advancements in science, technology, medicine and the arts.
This sample of global citizens represents men and women who stand out as leaders in their field as scientists, athletes, educators, entrepreneurs, journalists, artists and humanitarians. They carry on the Persian legacy of achievement and inspire the up and coming generation of global citizens.
Professor of surgery and medicine in the division of cardio thoracic surgery at UCLA who has been selected a 2017 recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor by the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations.
In her short life, dying at the young age of 40 years old, Maryam Mirzakhani earned many awards including being the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal, called the Nobel Prize of math. May 12th 2019, the First International Women in Mathematics Day was established in honor of Mirzakhani’s birth date. Maryam’s legacy inspired fellow Iranian Americans Dr. Rouzbeh Yassini-Fard and Anousheh Ansari to establish graduate fellowships at the Stanford University School of Humanities to attract the next generation of world leaders in mathematics.
Masood Khatamee, MD, FACOG, was awarded the 2008 Congressional Medal of Distinction. He is Executive Director of the Fertility Research Foundation (FRF) and a Professor at the NYU School of Medicine. His role at the FRF involves innovation and advocacy around the treatment and prevention of infertility. Dr. Khatamee is the co-author of Dr. Are You Listening A Couple’s Struggle To Find The Right Fertility Doctor and author of Mr. President Are You Listening. Click the image below to learn more about his work on his website for the Fertility Research Foundation.
Iranian-American biologist known for her research on breast cancer. In 1996, she received the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award and medal, the highest scientific honor bestowed by the United States Department of Energy.
One of the ten winners of the European Mathematical Society Prize for 2016 for research regarding the development and analysis of numerical algorithms for partial differential equations on moving domains.
Iranian-Americans of all Iranian ethnic backgrounds, have made significant contributions to the global community in such areas as Science, Arts, Business, Technology and Politics to name a few. The Iranian Americans featured in Wikipedia include those who have obtained American citizenship and their American descendants.
Throughout history and into the present day, Iranian or Persian men and women have made significant contributions to the global community in many fields of study, from citizenship in countries across the globe and spanning hundreds of years of history.