Dr. Farshid Namin, MD (Iran), DAOM, LAc, Dipl. OM is Yo San University’s Clinical Director and Dean of Research. Dr. Namin received his medical degree in Iran where he served as an emergency medicine doctor at the University of Iran for over 10-years. Dr. Namin went on to work with the Iranian Red Crescent Society where he was the Director General of Relief Operations. He furthered his outreach working as a consultant for UNICEF in disaster preparedness, conducted several projects for the WHO via the Natural Disaster Research Institute where he was the vice-president of education, and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs where he was hired as an expert consultant to oversee the drafting of the Tehran Emergency Response Plan (TDRP) for the UN’s Disaster Management Team.

Dr. Namin received his master’s degree in acupuncture from South Baylo and his doctoral degree (DAOM) from Yo San University. He has served as the Associate Academic Dean, IRB Coordinator and faculty member for both the master’s and doctoral programs, teaching Nutrition, Pharmacology, Nutrition, Anatomy and Physiology, and has supervised interns in the Blount Community Clinic. Dr. Namin also operates his private practice in Tarzana, CA.


Academic Scholarship Award: John Chen Award Winner, Yo San University, Jan 2017

Academic Award: South Baylo University, Nov 2014


First Aid and relief – Reference book approved by Ministry of Health, Ministry of Science and IRCS, 2000

Ready to Respond, 2002

Basic Psychological Support in Disasters manual, 2003

Supplementary Psychological Support in Disasters manual, 2003

Search and rescue in flood, 2004

Children and Earthquake, 2005

Ayatollah’s Nuclear Gamble, 2012 – Co-author

Ayatollah’s Nuclear Gamble, 2012 – Translator to Farsi