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.

Dr. Farrehi decided to become a doctor because he wanted to serve humanity and believes that medicine addresses the whole of humanity without bias. In his career as a medical professional, he has seen firsthand how his work and life’s service has affected people’s lives. Dr. Farrehi recalls the value of his profession through what he considers the highlight of his career. He was able to save a child born with severe aortic valve stenosis. At the time, the diagnoses were akin to a death sentence, but Dr. Farrehi utilized a palliative effective treatment by putting a catheter with a balloon in the newborn’s heart, creating a tear in a part of the wall of the hearts resulting in restoring circulation.

In pursuit of helping others, Dr. Farrehi earned an MD from the University of Tehran in 1958. After relocating to the United States, he interned and completed a residency at the Wayne County General Hospital. From 1962 to 1954, he served as a fellow in cardiology at the University of Oregon Medical School. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Cardiovascular Diseases and is certified in interventional cardiology. He started working as a teaching fellow in the Department of Medicine at the University of Alberta before becoming the Director of the Cardiac Catherization Laboratory at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Portland, OR. From there, he was the Chairman of the department of the McLaren Regional Medical Center from 1971 to 1973. From 1973 to 1978, he was a clinical associate professor of medicine at Michigan State University. During that same time, he was a founding director of cardiovascular of cardiovascular diagnostic service at McLaren General Hospital. He taught as a clinical professor at Michigan State University from 1978 until 2009, and was the Chief of Staff at McLaren Regional Medical Center from 2001 to 2003.

In addition to these positions, Dr. Farrehi was a member of the National Advisory Board with the Cardiovascular Center at the University of Michigan from 2003 to 2017. He has also been an adjunct professor at the institution and served in several executive and board roles with the Independent Practice Associates. Dr. Farrehi has been the director of the Genesee County Medical Society since 1980 and has also maintained professional affiliation as a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Detroit Heart Club.

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