Farid Moustofi, MD
-Undergraduate: Earlham College, Richmond, IN
-Medical School: Medical College of Ohio, Toledo, OH
-Residency: Brown University, Providence, RI
-Second Language: Farsi
Q & A with Dr. Farid Moustofi
How did you get into pediatrics?
For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a doctor to my own family members. I found it to be such an achievement in life to be the kind of father that could not only care for his children but also provide medical care for their day-to-day injuries and illnesses. Years later, while in medical school, I had a number of wonderful experiences working with families and their children. Before I knew it, my passion to care for my own family quickly translated into a passion to care for other families and children. Becoming a pediatrician was one of the easiest decisions I have ever had to make.
Where did you grow up?
I was born in Iran. We left Iran when I was 3 years old and I grew up living in Syria, Turkey, France, and Germany before settling in the United States at 8 years old.
Where do you live?
I live in Long Island City, Queens with my wife and daughter.
What do you enjoy most about working in your neighborhood office?
I love the diversity. The families of my patients come from a variety of different backgrounds and I often find myself relating to them in one way or another.
What keeps you motivated?
This may seem obvious, but I try to be the kind of physician that I want for my own daughter. I constantly remind myself that caregivers are trusting me with the responsibility of caring for their most important and, at times, most vulnerable, family member.
What do you do for fun?
I love being at home with my family. We are avid global travelers, always looking for a new place to discover. More locally, I love exploring the city with my daughter, especially New York City’s museums and parks. I also love cooking fresh food and really enjoy going to the gym. And after a very long day, I also love settling into the corner of my living room and reading.