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MEDIA ALERT: OHSU Doernbecher to care for Iranian infant Fatemeh Reshad

Media availability featuring physicians, Reshad family’s immigration attorney to take place Saturday, Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. at OHSU Doernbecher


Fatemah Reshad, an infant from Iran with a life-threatening heart condition, will be treated at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. OHSU Doernbecher has been working with the family, the immigration attorneys working on their behalf, and with elected officials to facilitate the child's care.

Physicians at OHSU Doernbecher have reviewed medical records provided by the family, and there is an urgent need for treatment requiring a high level of pediatric medical and surgical expertise. The physicians and one of the immigration attorneys representing the family will be available Saturday, Feb. 4, to answer questions.


-- Dana Braner, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.C.C.M., physician-in-chief, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital; and professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics, OHSU School of Medicine

-Irving Shen, M.D., professor of surgery and pediatrics, and head, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, OHSU School of Medicine.

--Laurie Armsby, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics and interim head, Division of Pediatric Cardiology, OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, OHSU School of Medicine

-- Jennifer M. Morrissey, J.D., an attorney representing the family of Fatemeh Reshad


Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at 11 a.m.


OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital, 700 S.W. Campus Drive, Portland, OR 97239

ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT EDITORS:  Please direct your crews to park in the lot directly in front of OHSU Doernbecher or in the adjacent parking structure (connected via pedestrian bridge). A media relations specialist will escort you to the conference room.

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