Neda Farzan, MD is an emergency medicine physician with an extensive background in global health. She is the founder and president of Care Under Fire, a nonprofit whose mission is to provide training and education to improve health outcomes in conflict zones and under-resourced communities. She is currently working on a project to train park rangers to be medics in Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She has also worked in Senegal, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Iran, Nepal, Mexico and Saipan.
Dr. Farzan has a deep commitment to social justice. She has worked with the homeless at the DC Central Kitchen and Boston Health Care for the Homeless, with prisoners at San Quentin State Prison, and focused on the prevention of child sexual abuse at the HAND Foundation. As a national correspondent for The Odyssey, she once spent a year driving across the United States writing about its history and engaging students in service to their communities.
Dr. Farzan holds a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University and an M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) with a concentration in Global Health. She completed her emergency medicine residency training at UCSF-San Francisco General Hospital with an Area of Distinction in Emergency Medical Services/Disaster.