Sasha Vaziri, M.D. was born and raised in Miami, FL. He attended the University of Florida on scholarship, graduating summa cum laude with a B.S. in Neurobiology. As an undergraduate he was awarded the University Scholars research grant to investigate aberrant neural circuits involved in movement disorders. He remained at the University of Florida for medical school where he was actively involved in clinical research and quality improvement initiatives. He graduated from medical school in 2015 with Honors in Research and was presented the Excellence in Neurosurgery accolade at the College of Medicine Awards Banquet.
Early in his training Dr. Vaziri was recognized for exemplary behavior that promotes humanism in medicine and was inducted into the Chapman Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. During residency, Dr. Vaziri completed an enfolded clinical fellowship in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. In 2018, he completed the program in clinical effectiveness at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and subsequently obtained his master’s degree in 2020.
Dr. Vaziri’s research efforts are centered around surgical safety, quality improvement, healthcare economics, and predictive modeling. He has served on hospital committees and written book chapters, published in peer reviewed journals and presented his research at national conferences. Dr. Vaziri began his neurosurgical training at the University of Florida in 2015 and is scheduled to complete the residency program in 2022. After residency, Dr. Vaziri plans to complete a spine fellowship and practice neurosurgery with a focus in academic spine.
Three times a Florida Gator, in his spare time Sasha enjoys team sports, traveling, barbecue, boating and gator football, but most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and dog.