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A doctor's journey from Iran to the United States

As an 11-year-old in 1982, Roham Zamanian , MD, embarked on a perilous two-year effort to escape from Iran. Zamanian is now an assistant professor and director of the adult pulmonary hypertension service at Stanford's Vera Moulton Wall Center for Pulmonary Vascular Disease.

The story of that escape is bracing and inspiring. Anyone who thinks the Iranian regime is, at heart, a constellation of live-and-let-live flower children would do well to read it.

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