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Upstate Family Health Center Welcomes Lohrasb Ahmadian as New Chief Medical Officer

Utica, NY -- Upstate Family Health Center, Inc. is pleased to announce Lohrasb Ahmadian, MD, MPH, MSc, as their new Chief Medical Officer (CMO), effective immediately.

"Upstate Family Health Center is thrilled to welcome Dr. Lohrasb Ahmadian as our new Chief Medical Officer,” said Andreea Mera, CEO of Upstate Family Health Center. “Dr. Ahmadian's commitment to providing primary and chronic care to underserved and uninsured patients align seamlessly with our mission. His extensive experience and leadership in healthcare make him a valuable addition to our team."

Most recently the CMO at K'ima:w Medical Center in Eureka, California, Dr. Ahmadian is a distinguished medical professional with a passion for providing primary care and chronic care to underserved and uninsured patients.

He has more than three decades of clinical and leadership experience in underserved communities in the US and overseas. Dr. Ahmadian received his MD from Tehran University School of Medicine and his Master of Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University, New York. He also earned a Master's degree in Health Service Management from New York University (NYU). He is a board-certified physician in Family Medicine with two clinical and research fellowships at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Weill Cornell School of Medicine. He is a physician executive with extensive experience overseeing clinical and public health operations in underserved communities. His clinical, public health, and management training gave him a unique knowledge of different aspects of the healthcare equation. His practice style is based on a patient-centered approach and applying research findings to patients' individual and population health needs. His career in the United States has spanned both the east coast in New York and the west coast in California.

"I am honored to join Upstate Family Health Center as the Chief Medical Officer. My passion for delivering quality healthcare to those in need has been the driving force throughout my career. I look forward to working collaboratively with the dedicated team at Upstate Family Health Center and contributing to the advancement of affordable healthcare for all," expressed Dr. Lohrasb Ahmadian.

Dr. Ahmadian is dedicated to serving the UFHC community and working towards the goal of affordable healthcare for all. His unwavering commitment to his patients makes him an exemplary figure in the realm of the healthcare industry.

Upstate Family Health Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit, federally qualified health center, offering family health care services to individuals of all ages at various locations including Utica and Rome throughout the Mohawk Valley. The experienced and dedicated staff provide the highest level of care, while ensuring that the patient’s needs come first. Upstate Family Health Center, building bridges to better healthcare.

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