Meet Dr Arian
Dr Arian’s incredible journey has taken him from the bomb-ridden backstreets of Kabul during the Soviet conflict to speaking before presidents and international experts.Read His Story
Dr Waheed Arian has been praised for overcoming incredible challenges to create an award-winning telemedicine charity. Now he is helping people and organisations achieve their own visions and dreams to make the world a better place.See Events
Winner of the Rotary International Peace Award 2018
UNESCO Global Hero Award 2017
UN Global Goals Goalkeeper 2017
The UK Prime Minister's Points of Light Award (2018)
Health Service Journal Highly Commended Rising Star 2016
Waheed's commitment to positive outcomes in agonising situations is a beacon of hope for all those who face their own trials and tribulations.
Born in Kabul 33 years ago, he grew up knowing only war. The Soviet Afghan conflict of the 1980's made him a child refugee. The ensuing civil war of the 1990's shaped his destiny.
His parents sent him to England for a chance of a future. They could never of imagined how he would sieze that opportunity and create new hope for those casualties of war in his homeland and beyond.
Dr Arian is pragmatic, compelling and compassionate. He has saved many lives. He has turned his talent to help the most vulnerable. He has incurred risk and danger in doing so and has given both hope and health to so many.
He is a very inspiring speaker. As a former Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations and have seen many leaders. Dr Arian stands out amongst them.
Your use of technology to connect medics across the world is giving people injured in conflict access to the very best medical advice and support. You should be tremendously proud of the impact your work is having. I wish you every success as you grow the project to reach even more medical teams working in some of the most testing circumstances across the world.
I should like to express my sincere gratitude to you for having participated in the Global Hope Coalition Joint Action high-level panel discussion entitled "Women, Children and the Trauma of Extremism.
We felt deeply honored by your participation and appreciate the fact that you took your time to share your views.
We're getting a glimpse of the future here, and I think what Dr Arian is doing represents something very special. The art and the science of medicine know no national boundaries. If anyone exhibits that, then it's Waheed and his work.
I want to thank you for making time to speak to our upper school students today. Clearly your message of being an empathetic and compassionate global citizen is aligned with our School mission.
Your inspiring presentation left the students with enthusiasm and greater understanding of achievement and ways to care for others. We so appreciate your time today and are incredibly pleased that you will be speaking at our graduation.
What Dr Arian has achieved is nothing short of incredible. Drawing on his own life experiences as a refugee and also as a newly qualified doctor assisting medics in conflict zones, he has developed a totally new idea that uses easily accessible technology to save lives in some of the most challenging environments on earth.
I would like to sincerely thank Waheed for what his charity is doing. His work has saved the lives of many and he has proved that when people work together, even when it is across great distances and perhaps without ever meeting in person, we can achieve great things