Dr. Masoud Saman is a resident at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary in the East Village. Born in Iran, Masoud has lived in Paris, Seville, Texas and now New York. He speaks Farsi, French, Spanish and English as you might guess based on his wanderings. Masoud worked on many of the 37 surgical cases in the OR this week, adding his talents to those of what became a crackerjack surgical team. But in addition to the gift of complete lips and palates, Masoud generously mentored one of the local medical students visiting with us this week.
Juri is a second year med student and by Thursday he had helped out with translation in the speech clinic and general patient care…but he he’d not been in the surgical suite. Juri was hesitant to just barge in, so I took him over and introduced him to Masoud. In short order, we had Juri in scrubs, and in the thick of it in our three operating rooms. By the end of the day, a possible psychiatrist was leaning toward surgery under the guidance of Masoud and the team.
Besides being a confident and energetic surgeon, Masoud’s secret talent is flamenco guitar. He also brings fun to any situation. If you have a chance to go on a mission trip, be sure to bring him along.
P.S.: as I wrote this, spell check changed Masoud to Mastoid, the bony part behind your ear. Which tickled me.
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