Parham Jaberi, MD
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Dr. Parham Jaberi serves as the Chief Deputy Commissioner for Public Health and Preparedness for the Virginia Department of Health.  He is a board-certified preventive medicine physician with over 10 years of experience as a local public health official, in Louisiana and in Virginia, and served as the Assistant State Health Officer and Assistant Secretary to Public Health in Louisiana from 2016-2018 before coming back to VDH in his current role.


Dr. Jaberi provides oversight to VDH Offices of Emergency Preparedness, Radiological Health, Environmental Health Services, Drinking Water, Chief Medical Examiner, and Emergency Medical Services, and has been a lead voice on multiple agency initiatives including the response to the public health impacts of climate change and most recently gun violence prevention. 


Dr. Jaberi obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University, his Medical Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and completed his Preventive Medicine Residency and Master of Public Health at Tulane University.