Cyrus Tahernia, MD, graduated from Tehran University School of Medicine with a laureate degree. The author came to the USA for his postgraduate training in the field of pediatrics and pediatric cardiology in prestigious teaching institutions. The author met his wife at the end of the training, and he also became an American citizen.
By training, the author is certified by both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board Sub-Board of Pediatric Cardiology. He is a fellow of American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP) cardiology section and fellow of the American College of Cardiology (FACC).
He held the position of professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics and later on as clinical professor and director of both pediatric cardiology and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). He was a visiting professor in the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania.
He is the author of twenty-nine scientific peer-reviewed publications in American and British medical journals and also the author of two recent books entitled The Long and Tumultuous Journey of My Life and Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?, which were published in 2007 and 2010, respectively. He was a reviewer of two pediatric cardiology books.
He has been involved in research studies of American lifestyle, particularly in the field of pediatric preventive cardiology, especially the problems of obesity, dietary regimen, and exercise. His book entitled Lifestyle Is Driving Us Toward Impending Demise. consists of fifteen chapters with prologue, epilogue, and appendix. Each chapter contains a variety of important and contemporary hot topics, such as health care, immigration, and airport dilemmas.