Navid Etemadi, MD has always been fascinated by medicine. “The human
body itself is an incredible thing to study and as a physician, I have
the opportunity to further examine it with the most innovative technology,”
he said. “From the pumping of the heart to medications that relieve
pain and machines that allow us to look inside a person, modern medicine
remains one of the most fascinating subjects in the world.” Dr.
Etemadi earned his Doctorate of Medicine from Gullas College of Medicine
in Cebu City, Philippines. He then went on to complete his Internal Medicine
Residency from Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital and his
Anesthesiology Residency from the Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Etemadi chose to specialize in Anesthesiology because of the rewarding
experience. “Being in the hospital can be stressful and scary to
patients and as an Anesthesiologist, I am in a unique position to bring
comfort to them and their families through pain relief.” Dr. Etemadi
decided to join Good Samaritan because of his love of smaller hospitals
and their prevention of illness throughout the community. “Community
hospitals often take health care one step further by caring and preventing
illness in the community, including the most vulnerable populations: those
without insurance, without homes, young children and older adults,”
he said. “I knew when I first visited Good Samaritan that this was
the place I wanted to be.”
In his free time, Dr. Etemadi enjoys hiking and traveling. He is excited
to join the Anesthesiology team and Good Samaritan family.