University of California, Riverside

Graduate Medical Education

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Dr. Shabnam Zargar

Health Science Clinical Assistant Professor - Pediatrics

Dr. Shabnam Zargar

Medical Office

Desert Regional Medical Center
1150 N. Indian Canyon Dr.
Palm Springs, Calif. 92262
(760) 323-6511

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School of Medicine
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, Calif. 92521
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Education and Training

  • Residency, Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Internship, Pediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • M.D., Ross University School of Medicine, Portsmouth, Dominica, West Indies
  • B.S., Cellular and Molecular Biology, minor in Public Health, University of Washington
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Dr. Shabnam Zargar, M.D., is an assistant clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine. She practices at the Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Desert.

Zargar previously served as an attending physician for CompHealth Locum Tenens, providing pediatric coverage at a variety of institutions.

She attended the University of Washington to earn her B.S. in cellular and molecular biology with a minor in public health, then earned her M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine. She conducted her internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas.

She is board certified by the American Board of General Pediatrics and a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She speaks Farsi and basic Spanish.

Research Interests

Zargar has interest in increasing sickle cell awareness among adolescents and assembled a quality improvement project while at the University of Nevada designed to improve the education of 10-to-19-year-olds.


  • Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2014.
  • Honor Roll, Resident Teachers, University of Nevada School of Medicine, 2012-2014.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Graduate Medical Education
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Tel: (951) 827-7669