After immigrating form Iran to the United States, Sasan Sabrdaran developed a passion for science while completing a Post-Doc Neurology Research Program at the University of Southern California. This enthusiasm led Sabrdaran to pursue a career in the drug development field and finding treatments for diseases. Since then, he has worked in over 70 clinical trials sponsored by GSK, Shire, Novartis, InterMune, and many more. Some of the drugs he worked on were Avastin, the best-selling anti-cancer drug in the world, Xolair, a drug that treats Allergic Asthma, and Esbriet, the first drug for the treatment of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. With 13 years of expertise in the pharmaceutical industry and more than 10 years of experience in Drug Safety and Risk Management, Sabrdaran is one of the scientist at the forefront of medicine. He takes pride his work not only because it positively impacts the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients, but it also is stimulating and full of challenges.
Sabrdaran is hard working, articulate, energetic, and personable with a zest for life. He has skied all over the world, participated in Cross Fit, and successfully completed two 60-day Hot Bikram Yoga challenges and a 30-day silent retreat in the Himalayas. Sabrdaran is also an avid book reader and has more than 500 books ranging from topics such as politics, business, and psychology, to human development, behavioral change, and organizational cultures, to travel, world affairs, eastern philosophies, and Persian literature. Friends and family of Sabrdaran believe he is knowledgeable, wise, fun, positive, and supportive. As a solution-oriented person, he considers himself a self-help junkie and has been trained by Tony Robbins, Tim Ferris, Jack Canfield, and Brendon Buchard. Because Sabrdaran is always eager to help others, he enjoys spending his free time volunteering at animal shelters and health organizations. Some of Sabrdaran’s favorite charitable organizations include Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Breathe California, Physicians without Borders, Global Health Council, and Random acts of Kindness.