Noshene Ranjbar, MD

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Dr. Noshene Ranjbar is a member of the CMBM Faculty and is the Initiative Advisor for the Indigenous Initiative and the Iran Initiative. Certified in Mind-Body Medicine, she is a leader in promoting mind-body skills and health empowerment programs for American Indian and Indigenous communities. Originally from Iran, Dr. Ranjbar has a keen interest in weaving mind-body medicine work to facilitate deep healing of historical, generational, and present-day trauma for people of diverse backgrounds.

Dr. Ranjbar is triple board-certified in Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Integrative Medicine. She is a member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine, and an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona and a faculty member at Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. There, she trains the next generation of psychiatrists in a holistic, culturally congruent, and trauma-sensitive approach, and has developed a pioneering Integrative Psychiatry Training Program.

Dr. Ranjbar earned her MD at the University of Virginia, and completed her residency in Family Medicine at Middlesex Hospital in Connecticut, Psychiatry at University of Arizona, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Integrative Medicine at Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. Currently living in Tucson, Arizona, Dr. Ranjbar enjoys spending time in nature, writing, reflection, and joyful movement.

Recent Press

"Mindfulness Has Parallels to Indigenous Cultural Practices" in Psychiatry Online

Given similarities between mindfulness and the traditional practices valued by many Native American tribal nations,…