Following college I enjoyed military service in the Iranian Health Corps (Sepaah e Behdaasht) for 18 months in Central Iran. Then came six years of studies and research at Columbia University Biochemistry and cardiology. Then deep interest in teaching in Iran took me to National University medical center where I directed the clinical laboratories. The revolution came and the Iraq-Iran war made our work with the wounded of the war quite hard. In 1981 things got rough and I had to leave Iran and ended up in Irangeles. The past 33 years at UCLA has been most joyful and memorable being energized by our brilliant students and colleagues. Working with KIRN since 2007 has been another delight since as we know this radio station is a wonderful source for communicating with our people and learning from each other.