Parviz Baghai, M.D.

Parviz Baghai was born in Qom, Iran, in 1950.  After finishing high school, he entered Tehran University School of Medicine at the top of the class.  During medical school, he translated and published several English medical textbooks into Persian.  In 1974, he graduated from medical school and pursued his residency training in New York and then at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  In 1981, he finished his neurosurgery training and joined the faculty of the University of Pittsburgh as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery.  In 1984, he started in a newly formed Department of Neurosurgery at Allegheny General Hospital, where he has since become Vice-Chairman.  He is also an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at Drexel University School of Medicine, and has published in peer-reviewed journals and given presentations in national meetings.  He has been recognized as one of the “Best Doctors in America” by U.S. News and World Report and among “Pittsburgh’s Top Doctors” by Pittsburgh Magazine.

In 2001, Dr. Baghai earned his MBA from the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business.  Since then he has served as the President of the Medical Staff at Allegheny General Hospital and as a member of the Hospital’s Board of Directors.  He has also served on the boards of the Allegheny County Medical Society and the Iranian-American Medical Association.