A Human First.
Dr. Partovi is the Medical Director of Homeless Health Care Los Angeles, which provides basic health services, clean needles, and a path toward housing for the homeless community of Los Angeles County. Her writing has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Press, and other publications, and she is working on two memoirs, Renegade M.D., and This is Haiti.
Recognized internationally as a leader in homeless and street medicine, Dr. Partovi’s renegade method of going the extra mile for her patients is driven by a desire to address each aspect of health—physical, mental, and situational—and to treat all people with caring, conscientiousness, and acceptance.
Dr. Partovi is also the cofounder of H.E.A.L., a nonprofit that serves Haiti’s impoverished population and introduces medical students to poverty medicine. She has devoted her professional life to serving the underserved.