Kavian Milani, MD


Kavian Milani is a physician, human rights defender and social justice activist. He has directed the Minority Religion division of the Human Rights Activists in Iran, a large native human rights organization with deep penetration in remote areas and prisons inside Iran, for the past seven years and continues to manage daily human rights reporting from Iran.

In September 2012 he co-edited and published “Goftemanhaye Ejtemai’i Moaser” (Discourses of Contemporary Society). The English translation of this volume is due in the Spring.

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 underprivileged in the Washington D.C Metro area.

He is the founder and current Editor in Chief of goftman-iran (www.goftman-iran.org) a web based journal covering history, human rights, intellectual debates and methodology, cultural debates and literature. 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.

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.

Dr. Milani 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.