Forty for 40: Roya Ghazinouri, DPT ’07, MS ’99

April 06, 2017

Roya Ghazinouri has spent her professional life pioneering new programs and implementing innovative approaches to the delivery of health care.

Dr. Ghazinouri, a native of Iran, is the strategic program manager for the Center for Healthcare Delivery Sciences academic research center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. She also is the chief operating officer of the non-profit Operation Walk Boston. Each year since its 2008 founding, she has led a multi-disciplinary team of health care providers who perform surgery, provide rehabilitation care, and conduct research at the Plaza de la Salud Hospital in the Dominican Republic.

“It’s the most gratifying thing because we can help so many people improve their quality of life,” she said. “At the end of a mission, you feel pure joy mixed with exhaustion but I can’t wait to go back.”