Born and raised in Tehran, Iran until immigrating to the US in adolescence, Dr. Noshene Ranjbar developed a passion for integrative medicine and a holistic view of healing from early on in her life. Throughout her studies and life experiences, including her own illness as well as caring for her mom who suffered from several autoimmune illnesses and cancer, to fostering children with PTSD and volunteering on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and in refugee communities, she developed a keen interest in approaches to healing trauma and advocating for children's mental health in culturally appropriate ways. Harvard trained and board certified in General Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, and Integrative Medicine, she is currently Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona. She serves as Medical Director of the Integrative Psychiatry Clinic at Banner-University of Arizona Medical Center in Tucson. In collaboration with the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, she continues to expand her work in integrative mental health and in working with the underserved, particularly with American Indian communities as well as those seeking asylum.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS