L. Nedda Dastmalchi, DO, MA
L. Nedda Dastmalchi, DO, MA, is a second-year general cardiology fellow at Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia, PA). She studied medical anthropology at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), where she earned her master’s degree, before completing her doctorate of osteopathy at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (Blacksburg, VA). Dastmalchi trained in internal medicine at The George Washington University (Washington, DC), specializing in underserved Medicine and public health. Passionate about research, she is interested in topics related to prevention of women’s cardiovascular disease and nutrition. She has also written for the medical unit of ABC News since 2020 on topics ranging from COVID-19 to cardiovascular disease. Going forward, Dastmalchi hopes to focus on the importance of nutrition in the inpatient setting as well as help find ways to better assess cardiovascular disease risk in premenopausal women. Additionally, she wants to continue teaching the public through her writing and other media. In her free time, she likes to spend time with family and loved ones, cook and bake plant-based foods from various cultures, travel, practice ballet, go to art galleries, and watch old films.