Amir Barzin, DO, MS
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Greetings from Chapel Hill! My name is Amir Barzin, and I am so excited to be spending the next few years back in Chapel Hill. I am originally from Iran, but have spent the majority of my life in Texas. I grew up in Arlington, TX (home of the Cowboys and the Rangers), and am Texan to the core. After high school, I was fortunate enough to be accepted to UNC where I majored in Biology and minored in Chemistry. I quickly fell in love with Chapel Hill and all that UNC had to offer. After college, I worked as a law-clerk and an EMT before going back to school to get a Masters Degree. I then completed medical school at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. During my 4th year of medical school, I was lucky enough to do an AI at UNC. From day one of my AI, I was blown-away by the staff, residents, and faculty in the family medicine department. Every member of the family medicine team was so knowledgeable and really took the time to get to know their patients. The faculty relentlessly worked to develop full-scope family physicians in every way possible while still managing to maintain a high level of quality education. When it came time to decide on residency programs, I knew that UNC would give me the best education possible.
After residency, I hope to continue my training through a fellowship in academic development and receive a Masters in Public Health. I have really enjoyed working with students, and I ultimately want to continue my career by working in a residency program or as an administrator in a medical school. Outside of medicine, I am a huge fan of UNC sports and the Texas Rangers. I love to cook and run a food blog with my super cool and talented photographer wife. We are huge fans of spending our free time traveling the globe. We really enjoy spending time with our family members in Texas and North Carolina. When I am not cooking or traveling, I try to run as much as I can in and around Chapel Hill. I hope to see you soon!