Shad Marvasti, MD

Associate Professor, Academic Affairs (Clinical Scholar Track)

Associate Professor, Family / Community and Preventive Medicine - (Clinical Scholar Track)

Director, Public Health / Prevention / Population Health Theme

Co-Director, Capstones

Physician, Doctoring Program

Facilitator, Longitudinal Case-Based Instruction

Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences and Wellness


  • Fellowship 2018, Integrative Medicine, Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 2011, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University
  • Residency 2010, Family Medicine , Stanford University
  • MPH 2008, College of Public Health, University of Arizona
  • MD 2007, College of Medicine, University of Arizona


Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH (Dr. Shad) is a physician and medical educator who is actively working to create innovative solutions for the chronic diseases of our time. He has undertaken research, published articles and medical textbook chapters on disease prevention, nutrition, health promotion, wellness and complementary and alternative medicine since 1997. Acting to transform medical education, Dr. Shad is redesigning the 4-year medical school curriculum to include lifestyle medicine, nutrition and evidence based complementary therapies to prevent disease and maintain health throughout the lifespan. Working to expand our knowledge in these areas, Dr. Shad is engaged in research on healthy lifestyles including targeted food and exercise therapies to treat and prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease.


  • Diabetes, Hypertension, Lipid Disorders
  • Exercise, Nutrition, Weight Management
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Lifestyle Modification
  • Preventive Health and Education
  • Stress Management

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Family Physicians