Welcoming New Faculty – Farhad Rikhtegar Nezami, PhD

Please join us in welcoming Farhad Rikhtegar Nezami, PhD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.

Farhad Rikhtegar Nezami, PhD
Lead Investigator, Division of Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Nezami graduated from the Amirkabir University of Technology in Tehran, Iran with a BSc in aerospace engineering, for which he also obtained an MSc from the Sharif University of Technology in Tehran. He holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich in Switzerland.

Before coming to the Brigham, Dr. Nezami worked at the Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center as a research scientist and project leader. At the Brigham, he will leverage his expertise in bioinformatics, computational modeling and vascular biology from a pathophysiologic perspective to achieve clinical impact by using multifaceted systems with complex biological and mechanical interactions. Dr. Nezami’s primary focus is on using computational methods to develop tractable and provably reliable test systems and novel data-driven design and optimization platforms to provide mechanistic understanding of pathologies; asses the efficacy and optimize medical devices; and deliver predictive means, diagnostic tools and surgical guidelines to clinicians.

Dr. Nezami’s research interests thus include computational pathophysiology (biofluid dynamics, biomechanics, mathematical modeling); machine learning to analyze clinical data, diagnostics/prognostics and clinical decision making; deep learning for medical image processing (fusion of modalities, plaque characterization, etc.); data-driven design/optimization of medical devices and interventions; virtual surgery using Al and in silico predictive/prognostic tools; as well as drug delivery, solute transport, pharmacokinetics and optimization.