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Shima Zargar
Shima Zargar Neurology Resident at UT Health San Antonio

Shima Zargar is a skilled and dedicated medical professional who is currently completing her neurology residency at UT Health San Antonio, and has an extensive medical background spanning multiple locations and mosaics of patient communities. Dr. Zargar refined her medical acumen and communication skills with diverse patients from varied cultural backgrounds starting in the underserved locales of southeastern Iran where she worked as a family doctor, eventually gravitating towards neurology. After moving to the United States, her medical journey involved a role as Clinical Research Coordinator at The University of New Mexico, where she showcased her skills in electronic data capture, Medidata, clinical trials, and communication.

Recognizing the value of hands-on experience in critical care, Dr. Zargar also undertook a position as a Clinical Observer with the Neuro Critical Care and Stroke teams at the University of New Mexico. This experience complements her prior work as a family practice physician at Iranshahr Medical University, where one of her significant roles was administrator of Gonbad Clinic, providing essential healthcare services to the underserved rural society. Alongside her medical career, Dr. Zargar has demonstrated valuable skills in academic writing and medical translation, having served as a Clinical Trials Translator at Arak University of Medical Sciences. She brings proficiency in software systems like PowerChart and Cerner to her work, both crucial in modern clinical practice.

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Shima Zargar
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Neurology Resident
UT Health San Antonio (since 2023)
Higher Education
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Working as a medical doctor with underserved populations has fine-tuned my communication skills with patients of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds. I started my passion for medicine by working as a family doctor providing basic preventative and curative health care services to an underserved rural society in a remote region of southeastern Iran. The rest of my journey brought me to the United States, where I became a researcher, took my USMLE Step exams, and began to pursue my dreams in the field of neurology.
PowerChart Cerner


UT Health San Antonio
Doctor of Medicine - MD
Attended in Jul 2023 - Jun 2027
Field of study: Neurology Residency Program
Arak University of Medical Sciences
Doctor of Medicine - MD
Attended in 2012 - 2019
Field of study: Medicine


UT Health San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas, United States · On-site
Neurology Resident
Jun 2023 - Present
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States · On-site
Clinical Research Coordinator
Aug 2022 - May 2023

Skills: Electronic Data Capture (EDC) · Medidata · Communication · Clinical Trials
The University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States · On-site
Clinical Observer
May 2022 - Aug 2022

Rounding with neuro critical care and stroke teams to the learn the workings of the health care system.
The University of New Mexico
New Mexico, United States
Research Associate
Apr 2022 - Jul 2022

Currently working at Dr. Divani’s laboratory on preclinical and clinical trials.
Iranshahr Medical University
Chabahar County, Sistan va Baluchestan, Iran
Family Practice Physician
Dec 2020 - Jun 2021

Skills: Public Speaking
Iranshahr Medical University
Mehrestan County, Sistan va Baluchestan, Iran
Family Practice Physician
Jan 2020 - Dec 2020
Iranshahr Medical University
Dalgan County, Sistan va Baluchestan, Iran
Family Practice Physician
Sep 2019 - Jan 2020

Administrator of Gonbad Clinic, a remote and rural region in southeastern Iran providing basic healthcare services to the impoverished rural population.
Arak University of Medical Sciences
Markazi Province, Iran
Medical Intern
Mar 2018 - Sep 2019

Skills: Public Speaking
Arak University of Medical Sciences
Clinical Trials' Translator
Apr 2012 - Apr 2019

Translating clinical trial studies and various research articles from Farsi to English and developing research papers for publication provided me the opportunity to excel in academic writing and medical translation.
Arak University of Medical Sciences
Markazi, Iran
Committee Member
Apr 2014 - Apr 2017

Students' Research Committee
Safir English Academy
Arak, Markazi Province, Iran
Nov 2012 - Jan 2014

Having a background in ESL teaching and classroom management has fine-tuned my skills in lesson planning, public speaking, effective communication, and creativity.