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Farinaz Safavi MD, PhD

Farinaz Safavi MD, PhD

Neuroimmunology and Neurovirology Clinical Fellow, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Dr. Farinaz Safavi is a neuroimmunology and neurovirology clinical fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, and an inpatient neurology attending physician at the Clinical Center. 

She received her medical degree from Tehran University of Medical Science and Health Services (TUMS) in Tehran, Iran, and her PhD in neural and behavioral sciences from the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She was a postdoc research fellow in immunology in the Department of Neurology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Her preliminary year of an internal medicine residency was spent at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC) in Baltimore, and her neurology residency was completed at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. 

Dr. Safavi’s ongoing project at NINDS is research into the role of immune-mediated gene defects in neuroinflammatory and neurodegenerative diseases. Among other professional organizations, she is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Immunological Association, the International Society of Neuroimmunology, and the American Neurological Association.