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Hossein Sadrzadeh biography: 13 things about Iranian-American oncology doctor

Hossein Sadrzadeh is an Iranian-American medical doctor from Boston, Massachusetts, United States. He made headlines during the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic after receiving a vaccine from Moderna, a biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Sadrzadeh is married. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Iran in 1980.
  2. In 2006, he graduated from the Mazandran University of Medical Sciences in Sari, Iran.
  3. After graduating from the Mazandran University of Medical Sciences, he worked as a principal and director of education at Tehran Institute of Technology in Tehran, Iran.
  4. From December 2010 to June 2014, he worked as a researcher both at the Massachusetts General Hospital and at the Harvard Medical School.
  5. In 2012, he was a recipient of the American Society for Blood and Bone Marrow Transplant Tandem Meeting Travel Grant. He received the same grant in 2013.
  6. He had his residency at the Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton, New Jersey, USA from 2015 to 2017 and at the Boston University Geriatric Medicine Fellowship in Boston from 2018 to 2019.
  7. He has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and poster presentations throughout the U.S. His abstract titled “Recurrent Gastric Adenocarcinoma Presented with Acquired Factor VIII Deficiency” was accepted to the 2017 National American College of Physicians (ACP) Meeting.
  8. In July 2018, he became a geriatric and hematology oncology fellow at the Boston University School of Medicine.
  9. His specialties include internal medicine, hematology and oncology.
  10. He is affiliated with UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts and MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, Massachusetts.
  11. He is allergic to shellfish.
  12. After receiving the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in the evening of December 24, 2020 at Boston Medical Center, he experienced an allergic reaction. He told The New York Times that it was the same anaphylactic reaction that he experiences when he eats shellfish. After quickly using an EpiPen that he had brought along with him, he was taken to the emergency room where he was examined for four hours.
  13. On December 26, 2020, he told CNN, “My heart rate was 150. My normal heart rate is 75 but six, seven minutes after the injection of the vaccine, I felt in my tongue and also my throat having like some weird sensation of tingling and numbness, the same reaction that I had before to my shellfish allergy.”

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