Throughout his career, Dr. Eftekhari pursued various medical volunteer mission trips in Guatemala and Peru. One of his personal hobbies is to being involved in international medical volunteer efforts, which has helped him to gain an appreciation of cultural diversity while caring for his personal patients here in the United States.
He was honored as a Johnson & Johnson International Scholar, and lived abroad for three months in Uganda Africa focusing on HIV research and Kidney Disease, which led to a research publication in Africa.
His medical and community volunteer efforts led him to be awarded The Gary Vernon Ralph Humanism in Medicine Award by Yale University Department of Internal Medicine in June of 2009.
He also has a passion for teaching and currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL where he is also involved in active research projects with the school of medicine.
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