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Sima Zadeh, Psy.D.

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Sima Zadeh, Psy.D.

Dr. Sima Zadeh is a post-doctoral fellow in the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute. She is trained as a clinical psychologist and has worked directly with the following populations: Pediatric Medicine, Adolescent Medicine, Infectious Disease (predominately HIV/AIDS), Pediatric Intensive Care, Burn, Trauma, Orthopedic, Renal Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Surgery, Transplant (cardiac, renal, liver, and multi-visceral) and Neurology. Originally from New Orleans, she attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, before completing her doctorate in clinical psychology at the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in the Pediatric Behavioral Medicine program at Jackson Memorial Hospital and recently joined the Pediatric Psychosocial Support and Research Program in the Pediatric Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute in 2009. Since joining the POB, Dr. Zadeh’s clinical research has focused on children’s distress, adjustment and coping, advance care planning with adolescents and young adults, social isolation in medically isolated youth, and parental needs and coping. Dr. Zadeh has developed several therapeutic educational materials, as well as a therapeutic workbook for children with chronic illness titled This Is My World. Dr. Zadeh has also published several articles and chapters and has been invited to present her research findings at both national and international psycho-oncology conferences.

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