Family Medicine Residency
Shahed Samadi, MD
My name is Shahed Samadi. I was born in Tehran, Iran and moved to Paris, France at the age of six where I lived for the next four years. I came to the United States at the age of ten residing in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I begin my undergraduate studies at the University of Washington majoring in Public Health and minoring in Microbiology. I continued my education at the University of Michigan where I earned my Masters in Public Health in Epidemiology with a Global Health concentration. I entered medical school shortly afterwards and went through basic sciences at St. George's University and completed my clinical years in England as well as various hospitals in the US.
My medical interests are in Integrative Medicine and International Medicine where I hope to one day volunteer with the humanitarian medical organization Médecins Sans Frontières.
My favorite activities are traveling, anything outdoors, poetry, the visual arts, visiting bookstores, and general fitness training. My latest hobby is riding my new sports bike.
I chose Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa not only because it is nationally recognized as one of the best hospitals in the U.S., but also because it’s an unopposed, community-based program. This ensures that I will be able to comfortably practice the full spectrum of Family Medicine after my residency training. Most importantly, I chose Mercy because of the welcoming faculty and residents, the strong emphasis on procedural training and flexible elective time.