Dr. Mahdieh Parizi Joins The Rose
HOUSTON — In her new role as Lead Interpreting Physician for The Rose, Dr. Mahdieh Parizi will combine two of her passions – the pursuit of good health and celebrating diversity – as she offers direct consultation to patients and oversight of protocol for the nonprofit breast health organization. Two clinics and a mobile fleet that will soon be servicing 35 counties will allow The Rose to increase its outreach to more than 35,000 patients annually. As a result, expanding the number of breast specialists already committed to southeast Texas was critical. The addition of a radiologist of Dr. Parizi’s caliber – she has witnessed and chronicled the power of breast cancer research and the impact of prevention related to breast health – comes at an optimal time in The Rose’s almost three decade history.
Dr. Parizi relocated to the Houston area as part of a fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine and after more than a year, living in the Rice Village neighborhood, she counts the cultural experiences and ethnic festivals along with the warmth and hospitality of Houstonians as reasons to stay. As a student of many cultures, she speaks fluent Farsi and has knowledge of both Arabic and French.
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma, she received her medical degree from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, and says she joined The Rose staff due to its prominent role in the breast imaging community.
“It’s a privilege to be here, serving women, and to have the opportunity to work with wonderful colleagues and co-workers,” said Parizi. She joins The Rose’s renowned medical staff of breast specialists including The Rose Co-Founder Dr. Dixie Melillo, Dr. Ward Parsons, and Dr. Sandra Rhoden.
As a graduate of one of the top ten medical school breast imaging fellowships in the country, Dr. Parizi brings the latest in understanding of breast disease and image technology, adding even further depth to The Rose’s compassionate, quality care.
An avid runner, Dr. Parizi says when not at The Rose or one of the many festivals Houston offers, she can be found on the path at Memorial Park or under the shaded canopy of Rice University.