Tahereh K. Naderi, M.D.
University of Pittsburgh; Tahereh’s commitment to working with underserved populations and reducing health disparities is rooted in her upbringing. Her parents had fled their native country of Iran due to religious persecution and settled in West Africa. She was born in Benin and grew up in Burkina Faso, until the age of 11, when her family came to the United States as refugees. They moved to Buffalo, NY, where she attended high school, and continued her undergraduate studies at SUNY Buffalo. After college, she spent 2 years working as a medical assistant in two different family medicine offices. She also lived in Ecuador for 2 years, working on a community development project that focused on the spiritual empowerment of children and youth. Tahereh came back to the States to attend medical school at the University of Pittsburgh – where she volunteered at the student-run free clinic as a Spanish translator, researched childhood obesity in Latino populations and mentored a group of neighborhood youth. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her husband and family, explore nature, discover yummy places to eat, cuddle with her cat and binge on good TV shows!
Alumni Year: 2020