Fatemeh Yamani, M.D.

Fatemeh Yamani, M.D.

I was born in a cultured, nurturing family in a small town in Iran.  When I was very young, I lost one of my brothers died of leukemia and my father suffered a fatal heart attack.  These losses had a deep impact on me and shaped my life.  With the goal of helping others, I entered medical school at Tehran University, the most prestigious medical school in Iran.  Upon graduation I started work as a primary care doctor in different, mostly underserved, parts of Iran, which was a really joyful experience.  Later, my husband and I decided to come to the United States and live here to give our children the opportunity for a better life.

Dr Yamani and her family

When I interviewed at Kingsport Family Medicine Residency Program I knew this program would train me to become the caring and skillful family physician I have always dreamed of being. And now I am thrilled as a member of this family to work with the friendly residents “my new friends” and outstanding supportive faculty, and to participate in whole person care as it is emphasized in our program. In addition, Northeast Tennessee will give my children the same joyful feelings I remember from my own childhood.  I want them to grow up in a beautiful area surrounded by caring and loving people