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NAM TALK: Inspiring Immigrant Women for a Brighter Future

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New Americans Museum

2825 Dewey Road

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San Diego, CA 92106

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La Jolla resident and the National Association of Professional Women’s “2013 Woman of the Year,” Dr. Deena Tajran has been named Top Physician in California by the International Obstetrics and Gynecology Association, and has received an award from the International Women’s Leadership Association. Escondido Mayor Sam Abed presented Dr. Tajran with a letter of recognition.

Dr. Tajran is an obstetrician-gynecologist in San Diego, California and is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women and Newborns. Dr. Tajran’s medical studies began in her native Iraq. She studied at the University of Bagdad’s College of Medicine, and graduated in 1985. At the time the Gulf War broke out, she was the chief resident of the hospital and remembers that day vividly.

“It was like the Fourth of July, with the sky lit up,” she said, adding that everyone had to be evacuated to the basement. She said she didn’t know how long they would be without electricity or lights, and remembers checking on patients by candle light and delivering babies in the basement.

After things became more stable, Dr. Tajran said she decided to further her education and become double boarded in OB/GYN and Internal Medicine. She completed her internal medicine residency at the Kern Medical Center at UCLA in 1998 and her OB/GYN residency in 2002.


The NAM will provide a space for immigrant women to talk about their stories, their achievements, and their contributions to the wellbeing of the United States. The dialogue is intended to inspire and motivate other immigrant women to seek a brighter future and to substantiate the interactions between newcomers and native-born Americans.


Would you like to share your story of success in your new homeland with us?

619.756.7707 | Contactus@newamericansmuseum.org | www.newamericansmuseum.org


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