Nataly Akbarshahi

Nataly Akbarshahi

Clinical Instructor

Professional Summary

Personal Statement
I was born and raised in America to Iranian refugee parents. Growing up, I developed a gratitude for the sacrifices my parents made by escaping a war-stricken country to provide better opportunities for their children. Channeling their determination, I cultivated the ability to defeat any obstacle from the unordinary challenges I faced throughout my childhood. By virtue of the adversity I have overcome as a young, bilingual, first-generation American, I can empathize with a vast array of patients and appreciate the importance of medical care. Knowing that many individuals are dealing with everyday struggles, I will use Internal Medicine as a means to alleviate their medical burdens and make a lasting impact on their lives.

Why I Chose Cincinnati
During my interview day, I became confident that University of Cincinnati was where I truly belonged. The faculty and residents were extremely welcoming and engaging. I loved learning about the program's commitment to providing high-quality, patient-centered care. I was captivated by University of Cincinnati’s emphasis on innovation, medical education, and patient advocacy. I feel immensely grateful to have found a residency program that aligns with my personal values and supports my future goals.


Medical Degree: American University of Antigua College of Medicine