Anahita Jalilvand


Shanja Ferdous, March 21, 2017
"Sometimes people think that doctors only look like old, white-bearded men and this obviously isn't the case anymore."
Anahita Jalilvand

Introductory Profile: About Anahita

Anahita is a surgeon who currently lives in Colombus, Ohio with her family. Anahita has caring blue eyes, blond hair, and glasses. I met Anahita through Ms.Hart, my teacher, who said I could interview Anahita for my Firsthand History project. Anahita is very sweet and very friendly. She is passionate about her work and is very hard-working. Although Anahita is passionate about her work she enjoys other things too, like music and spending time with her family.
This interview is about women's rights. Anahita is often not recognized as a doctor but as a nurse. Once when Anahita was delivering very bad news to a family the family ended up laughing at her and telling her that she's in high school. Some people do this because of how she looks or that she is a female. Sometimes when she introduces herself as a doctor people keep addressing her as nurse or janitor but Anahita just kindly reminds them that she is a doctor. "When you have to communicate something important to a family, you have to make sure you communicate it properly and that they recognize you. If they don't it is just like you haven't even talked to them yet." There are many other people just like Anahita who face problems like these but sometimes you have to just learn how to deal with them.