Cyrus Farrehi, MD

Title: Cardiologist, Educator

Location: Grand Blanc, Michigan, United States

Cyrus Farrehi, Cardiologist and Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical care.

The love of serving humanity as a whole was the initial motivation for Dr. Farrehi to enter medicine. The field, as he sees it, holds no one special and excludes none. No boundary on the map; no attention to the social class. Medicine exists throughout the world and is understood in the same way. It has been with us since we began as humans. The mission is to fight death, disease, disability, and discomfort. Clear, no debate, no hesitation. More: the purpose has a limit. Treat the afflicted, do no harm, do no more. Contrary to the common perception, death is always defeated, and repeatedly so, in all cases except once at the end of all cases, a sad final reality which hopefully will some day be overcome.

In his practice, Dr. Farrehi could witness the benefits of treatment in the life of an individual patient. He recalls the power of the medical system and the role of his own skills in a highlight when early in his private practice he performed balloon atrial septostomy in order to literally save the life of a newborn with congenital malformation of the heart.

In the pursuit of his aim, Dr. Farrehi earned an MD from the University of Tehran in 1958. After relocating to the United States, he completed internship and internal medicine residency in 1959-62 at Wayne County General Hospital and Infirmary, Eloise, Michigan, a large institution for medical care of the County’s poor and mentally ill. It no longer exists. He then served as a fellow in cardiology at the University of Oregon Medical School, now called Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR in1962-64 . He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty Board of Cardiovascular Diseases, Subspecialty Board of Interventional Cardiology, and Fellowship Examination of Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He worked as a teaching fellow in the Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Canada in 1964-66, assistant professor of medicine at the University of Oregon Medical School, assistant section chief of cardiology and director of Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, VA Hospital, Portland, OR in 1966-69. He returned to Michigan in 1969 to be close to his family. He was the chairman of the Department of Medicine in 1971-73 and Chief of Medical Staff in 2001-03, founding director of Cardiovascular Diagnostic Service in 1973-85 all in McLaren General Hospital, now known as McLaren Regional Medical Center, Flint, MI. He was appointed as adjunct professor, Health Care Department, University of Michigan-Flint in 1981-84. He served as clinical associate professor of medicine in 1973-78 and clinical professor of medicine in 1978-2009 both at Michigan State University. He retired in 2009 after 40 years of private practice in referral and procedural cardiology.

Dr. Farrehi was a member of the National Advisory Board in Frankel Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan in 2003-17. He has also served on many boards of directors including Independent Practice Associates 1979-83, Genesee County Medical Society 1980-2010, and its President 1999-2000. He has maintained professional affiliation as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Physicians, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association; and membership of the Detroit Heart Club. He has authored numerous articles in the national peer review journals.

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