Dr. Pejman Azarmina is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Director of the Physician Scientist Career Development Office at the DGSOM’s Dean’s Office. He received his MD from Tehran University of Medical Sciences in 1999. He also obtained a master’s degree in Healthcare Management from University of Surrey in England, a graduate certificate in Medical Informatics from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and a certificate in Executive Coaching from NYU. Dr. Azarmina has a diverse career background with roles such as Executive Editor at the Academy of Medical Sciences, Research Fellow at University College London (UCL), Public Health Intelligence Officer at Islington PCT in London, Senior Medical Director at Pfizer, Founder of Thinkocrats and Co-founder of Relationship Panoramic. He joined the UCLA faculty in 2020 to in order to establish the Office of Physician Scientist Career Development with programs ranging from a research training fellowship, career mentorship, leadership academy and medical student research center. His past research focused on health economics and outcomes research (HEOR), pragmatic clinical trials and psychometrics. His current research program examines the impact of various innovative interventions to develop a sustainable career path and pipeline for physician scientists.