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NAME: Ebrahim Fayazi
OCCUPATION: A medical doctor in the
field of obstetrics and gynecology on the
staff of Sinai Hospital.
FAMILY: He is married to Zarrin
Hashem. They have four children:
Nader, who resides in Jerusalem and is
a computer teacher; Kourosh, who
graduated from a yeshiva in Brooklyn;
Darioosh, who resides in New Jersey
and attends yeshiva; Naida, an
occupational therapist in New Jersey.
He has two grandchildren. His mother
Hashamat resides with him in West
EDUCATION: He attended medical school
at the University of Tehran and
completed his residency program at
RESIDENCE: West Bloomfield
SYNAGOGUE: Shomrey Emunah Ohel
Moed in West Bloomfield.
ORGANIZATIONS: Wayne County Medical
Society, American Medical Association
and the Sephardic Community.
FAVORITE BOOK: One favorite author is
Mark Twain, who Fayazi read
translated into Persian. Other favorite
authors include Dante and Dostoevsky.
HOBBIES: Working, reading magazines
and collecting stamps.
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LATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT: "Becoming a
PHILOSOPHY: One day he would like to
open a home for the elderly, not for
business, but just to help the old people
and offer love and care.
BACKGROUND: Ebrahim Fayazi was born
and raised in Tehran, Iran. His father
was killed in an automobile accident
when his mother was five months
pregnant with him. His mother worked
as a seamstress making liners for baby
Fayazi grew up in a small apartment
in the Jewish ghetto with his mother
and grandmother, who became his other
primary caregiver. He encountered
another hardship at age seven when his
Fayazi attended a Jewish school for
12 years funded by the French Alliance.
His studies were in Persian, French and
Hebrew. Sometimes when he waited for
the bus to take him to school, he and
his friends were beaten by children from
neighboring towns. However, he adds
that practicing Judaism was not a
problem when he was growing up.
After finishing his secondary
education, he studied medicine at the
University of Tehran for seven years.
This completed a lifelong dream for
Fayazi who wanted to become a doctor
from the time, as a young boy, he
watched a midwife deliver his cousin's
baby. During medical school he only
slept 2-3 hours a night because he
worked and studied. Today he describes
himself as a workaholic, still requiring
only a few hours of sleep each night.
Fayazi decided to complete his medical
training in the field of obstetrics and
gynecology in the United States. He
came to Detroit because he was
accepted at St. John Hospital. He then
completed his training at Sinai, where
he joined the staff.
He has been married for 27 years. His
four children attended Akiva Hebrew
Day School. Before moving to West
Bloomfield, he was a member of Young
Israel of Southfield.
Fayazi remarks that he has worked
hard from his humble beginnings in
Tehran to achieve his professional
accomplishments in Detroit. His
philosophy: "I can do it!"
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