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Pouné Saberi, MD, MPH

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
PSR Affiliation: Member, National Board; member, PSR Philadelphia board
School Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania

Biographical Sketch

Poune Saberi, MD, MPH, is an Occupational and Environmental Medicine physician and has more than ten years of clinical experience as a primary care doctor and public health specialist. She serves on the board of directors of Physicians for Social Responsibility Philadelphia and on the National board of Physicians for Social Responsibility. Dr. Saberi is a member of Climate 911, and volunteers as a content advisor for the organization "Protecting Our Waters."  She is currently working on several projects related to health and hydro fracturing operations in the Marcellus Shale funded by Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology at the University of Pennsylvania.  

Dr. Saberi graduated with her medical degree and Masters of Public Health from Tufts University.

In the Spotlight

On Friday September 12, 2014, MdEHN, Chesapeake PSR, and ANHE co-hosted a symposium of experts to assess the findings of the study, Potential Public Health Impacts of Natural Gas Development and Production in the Marcellus Shale in Western Maryland.  There was general consensus that science is emerging that suggests health issues associated with various aspects of gas and oil well development need to be better understood, and that as a consequence, Maryland should not proceed with hydrofracturing at this time.