Mehrnaz Hadian, MD, MS

Staff Physician, Procedure Center and Intensive Care Unit

Mehrnaz Hadian, MD, MS is a faculty member in the Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC). Dr. Hadian is a board-certified internist and intensivist who serves as an attending physician in the Procedure Center as well as for Critical Care Medicine.

An active faculty member in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) before coming to Cedars-Sinai, one of Dr. Hadian's academic interests is developing educational courses and seminars on different aspects of intensive care medicine and invasive procedures for medical students, residents and critical care fellows. Having experience as an instructor in the Clinical Procedure Course for medical students at Winters Institute for Simulation, Education and Research (WISER), University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine before joining CSMC, Dr. Hadian teaches the technical skills required for safely performing invasive procedures to trainees in the Clinical Skill Course and the Procedure Center at Cedars-Sinai. Also, in collaboration with the Divisions of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine as well as Cardiology in addition to the Departments of Surgery and Anesthesiology, Dr. Hadian started a monthly multi-disciplinary Critical Care Conference at CSMC which has become one of the most successful and popular conferences among intensivists of different backgrounds in the medical center.

Dr. Hadian's main clinical research interests have been in the area of circulatory shock and resuscitation, different methods of hemodynamic monitoring in critically ill patients, bioethics in clinical research and end-of-life issues in intensive care. She has served as author and co-author for several book chapters on the subject of clinical interpretation of arterial blood gas and electrocardiogram in ICU, the diagnosis of brain death and management of the organ donor. Dr. Hadian also has authored several publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals including Chest, Critical Care, American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and the Journal of General Internal Medicine on a variety of subjects related to intensive care medicine and ethics in clinical research. She also has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine. An active member of Society of Critical Care Medicine, Cardiopulmonary and Critical Care Council of American Heart Association, the Iranian Medical Council and the Iranian American Medical Association (IAMA), Dr. Hadian has given many presentations in numerous national and international medical conferences. She has received many awards for her contributions, including the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences Award, the IAMA Young Investigator Award and the Sol Sherry Award for Excellence in Research.

Born and raised in northern Iran, Dr. Hadian received her medical diploma from National University of Iran (also known as Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences) School of Medicine. Following her graduation, she served as a general practitioner in the rural and underserved area of Damavand, Iran for two years. After coming to the United States, she worked as a research fellow in the Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for a year. She then completed her internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia. Subsequently Dr Hadian completed a two-year fellowship program in Critical Care Medicine at UPMC in Pittsburgh. Joining the Clinical Research Training Program, she earned her master's degree in Clinical Research Sciences at the Institute for Clinical Research Education at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine before assuming her position at CSMC.