Ramin Lalezari is currently a second year medical student at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Mr. Lalezari grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of California – Los Angeles, majoring in business economics. His senior thesis investigated the workers’ compensation overhaul of the 1980s. He has a strong interest in health policy and often advocates in Jefferson City (Mo.) and Washington, D.C. He is currently the president of his medical school’s chapter of the American Medical Association, and served as a voting delegate to the Medical Student Section’s annual meeting.
Mr. Lalezari is passionate about incorporating issues of health economics into medical education and helped construct a case-based elective course for his medical school’s fourth year class called “The Business of Medicine.” As a project manager for Washington University’s homegrown incubator, IDEA Labs, he led a group constructing a device to quantify blood pressure noninvasively and continuously. In his spare time, he enjoys playing soccer and listening to music.