2004-2008 Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, Medical Doctorate
2004-2008 Tufts University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, Masters of Public Health
2008-2014 Resident, General Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2014-2015 Chief Resident, General Surgery Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2015-2016 Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgery Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
2017-2018 Fellow, Surgical Critical Care Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
Certification: American Board of Surgery, General Surgery, 2018
Dr. Taghavi is board certified in General Surgery. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine where he received his Medical Degree and Masters of Public Health. He completed his general surgery residency at Temple University School of Medicine, where he served as the administrative chief resident. He spent two years as a research fellow at the Temple University Cardiovascular Research Center, investigating the therapeutic potential of mesenchymal stem cells and different modes of ventilation in hemorrhagic shock. During this time, he was independently funded by the NIH as a Ruth L. Kirchstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) winner. After spending a year as a Thoracic Surgery fellow at Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Taghavi completed a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard University School of Medicine.
Dr. Taghavi has presented his research at several national conferences and has authored numerous peer-reviewed original research manuscripts, review articles, and textbook chapters. He won an honorable mention at the Raymond H. Alexander Paper Competition at the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST) and was a finalist for the American Heart Association (AHA) Cournand and Comroe Young Investigator Award. In addition, he won first place for best basic science paper at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Pennsylvania Committee on Trauma (COT), Annual Resident Paper Competition. His research interests include health disparities among trauma patients, improving the pre-hospital care of severely injured trauma patients, and mitigation of the inflammatory response after recovery from hemorrhagic shock. Dr. Taghavi is a member of the American College of Surgeons, Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, and the American Association for Academic Surgery.
Emergency General Surgery
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