ASHRAF ZADSHIR, MD
Director of Residency & Medical Education
A Native from Iran, Dr. Zadshir attended the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf, Germany where she graduated with an M.D. degree. She started her post graduate training in Internal Medicine Rheumatology and in 2001, Dr. Zadshir followed her heart and immigrated to the United State of America to practice medicine.
While she was preparing for her Medical Board examinations, Dr. Zadshir became involved in medical research with Dr Keith Norris, an internationally renowned scientist in Los Angeles, CA. As a human rights advocate, Dr Zadshir became involved in Population Health much before the term became popular. Thus, she became interested in health equality among minority populations as well as the impact of socioeconomic status on health outcomes.
Dr. Zadshir has multiple publications in accredited journals, such as JAMA and Ethnicity. She collaborated with "surplus Book Foundation” as a volunteer educator for children and underserved communities in Los Angeles. In 2006, Dr. Zadshir received the highly respected “Woman of the Year” award for her dedication to the people of California from the California State Assembly in Sacramento. Dr. Zadshir believes "A Doctor is a healer and for that they need to have passion, courage and dedication."
After completing her Family Medicine residency program at USC, Dr. Zadshir joined Borrego Health serving the communities of the Coachella Valley. Soon after joining Borrego Health, Dr. Zadshir became the organization’s Regional Medical Director. In 2012, she founded the Department of Residency and Medical Education at Borrego Health based out of Centro Medico Cathedral City. Dr. Zadshir has established unique collaborations for Borrego Health with multiple residency programs including Eisenhower Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program.