Dr. Goodarzynejad is an internationally trained medical doctor graduated in 1997. He then joined the Department of Basic and Clinical Research at Tehran University Heart Center. He received his PhD degree in 2015 at the same institution. His research focuses on risk factors for coronary artery disease. In particular, he is interested in sex differences in cardiovascular disease and studying HDL cholesterol and also in the genetic basis of coronary disease. He has published more than 60 research articles in Science Citation Index (SCI) journals and currently works as a Research Associate at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute (KITE).