Alumni & Giving

Samir Derisavifard
Samir Derisavifard
Majors in Chemistry and Human Development (2009)
Fellow Physician, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

How has being a Chemistry graduate from Duke helped shape your professional success?

"It prepared me to think analytically in anticipation for a career in medicine. In addition, the research opportunities and labs as a chemistry major provided a solid foundation of ethical and impactful scientific inquiry that I use to this day."

What advice would you give students in Chemistry?

"It's more about the way of thinking than it is about the chemistry. The principles are important, not so much the details."