Dr. Bahar Bastani

Dr. Bastani has been with the Center since the fall of 2008. He is co-author with Sigrid Fry-Revere of a forthcoming book documenting the results of their filed research on the Iranian organ procurement system and an investigator on a proposed grant to study U.S. attitudes towards compensated kidney donation.

Dr Bastani is a Professor of Medicine – Nephrology at Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri. He completed his Medical school and residency training in Internal Medicine at Shiraz University, Iran in 1980. He was head of the Health Dept. in Jahrom City during 1980-1982, served in Bandar Abbas during 1983-4, and served as a faculty in Medicine at Tehran University in early 1984.

He immigrated to USA in 1984, did 2 years of fellowship in Nephrology at Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville; 2 years of Senior and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hosp.-Univ. of Wisconsin; and 3 years of Research Fellowship at Washington Univ., Saint Louis MO, (1988 to 1991). He has published some 180 scientific medical manuscripts and book chapters.

Dr Bastani is in the board of directors of “Iranian-American Cultural Society of Mid-West” and “Shia Islamic Educational Center in Saint Louis”. He is also Vice President of “the Islamic Medical Association of North America – Saint Louis branch”.

Dr Bastani was president of Faculty Assembly of Saint Louis University-School of Medicine from 2005 to 2008, and American Association of University Professors – Saint Louis University Chapter.

Dr. Bastani has been with the Center since the fall of 2008. He is co-author with Sigrid Fry-Revere of a forthcoming book documenting the results of their field research on the Iranian organ procurement system and an investigator on a proposed grant to study U.S. attitudes towards compensated kidney donation.

Dr Bastani is a Professor of Medicine – Nephrology at Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Missouri. He completed his Medical school and residency training in Internal Medicine at Shiraz University, Iran in 1980. He was head of the Health Dept. in Jahrom City during 1980-1982, served in Bandar Abbas during 1983-4, and served as a faculty in Medicine at Tehran University in early 1984.

He immigrated to USA in 1984, did 2 years of fellowship in Nephrology at Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville; 2 years of Senior and Chief Residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hosp.-Univ. of Wisconsin; and 3 years of Research Fellowship at Washington Univ., Saint Louis MO, (1988 to 1991). He has published some 180 scientific medical manuscripts and book chapters.

Dr Bastani is in the board of directors of “Iranian-American Cultural Society of Mid-West” and “Shia Islamic Educational Center in Saint Louis”. He is also Vice President of “the Islamic Medical Association of North America – Saint Louis branch”.

Dr Bastani was president of Faculty Assembly of Saint Louis University-School of Medicine from 2005 to 2008, and American Association of University Professors – Saint Louis University Chapter.