Doctor Becomes Linchpin Of Sacramento’s Afghan Refugee Community
Dr. Fahim Pirzada, 39, arrived from Afghanistan two years ago and now devotes most of his time to his volunteer work — responding to one crisis after another in the population of newly arrived refugees.
Afghan Doctor Volunteers As A Lifeline For New Arrivals
Pirzada, 39, arrived from Afghanistan two years ago after working as an emergency room doctor, community health executive and protocol officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. He has emerged as a linchpin of Sacramento’s Afghan refugee community. Lacking a U.S. license to practice medicine, Pirzada earns $20 an hour as a part-time medical interpreter. (Magagnini, 6/26)