Episode 146: Dr. Ladan Eshkevari: She Immigrated from Iran, Served as a Nurse During the AIDS Epidemic, Now She’s Helping Others with Mental Wellness

Dr. Ladan Eshkevari, Program Director and Associate Professor at Georgetown University and lead clinician at Avesta Ketamine and Wellness

Dr. Ladan Eshkevari, Program Director and Associate Professor at Georgetown University and lead clinician at Avesta Ketamine and Wellness, joins The 1 Girl Revolution Podcast to share her fascinating life story and to discuss her innovative work to help others with mental and physical wellness. Dr. Eshkevari is an expert in the areas of anesthesia, pain management, and alternative medicine, specializing in central and peripheral mechanisms of pain and stress responses. 

Ladan was born in Iran and moved to the U.S. through asylum with her family as a child. She went on to study nursing and became a nurse and worked as a nurse during the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. She then went on to get her phD in physiology and biophysics. She currently serves as Program Director and an Associate Professor at Georgetown University – where she’s been for over 20 years. Dr. Eshkevari is a physiologist, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, and a licensed acupuncturist. She also serves as lead clinician at Avesta Ketamine and Wellness.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  • Ladan’s fascinating life story;
  • About the difficulties and trauma Ladan experienced as a child – and the story of how and why she and her family sought asylum in America
  • Why Ladan decided to become a nurse and her experience serving as a nurse during the AIDS epidemic; 
  • About her work at Georgetown University and Avesta Ketamine and Wellness;
  • How she discovered ketamine and other treatments for mental and physical wellness; 
  • And so much more.

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