Kavian Milani, MD is a physician, author and social justice activist. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and holds board certification in Family Medicine and has clinical faculty appointments at George Washington University and the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He is also the founder of the non-profit NGO, “Center for Health and Human Rights,” providing medical care and social services for the uninsured and indigent. In September 2012 he co-edited and published “Goftemanhaye Ejtemai’i Moaser” (Discourses of Contemporary Society). He has published peer reviewed academic papers and contributed chapters on Iranian history, manuscript identification, comparative religions and religious including Journal of Iranian Studies and Encyclopaedia Iranica. He is a founding member of Hamzaban Cultural Foundation and serves on its Board of Directors and is a member of the editorial board of Hamzaban, a peer reviewed academic journal of Iranian Studies.