I was born in Lahore, Pakistan and spent my childhood in Nairobi, Kenya and Khartoum, Sudan where I completed most of elementary and middle school.After spending a brief period of time in Egypt and Saudi Arabia my family returned to Pakistan.
I went to Medical School in Pakistan following which I worked for two years at the Pakistan Association for Mental Health. Most of my patients were refugees from Afghanistan and the Pashtun tribal belt in Pakistan. This was a very intense experience that has shaped significantly my views on war, refugees and humans in general.
I moved to the United States in 2006 and completed my psychiatric training in Queens, NY in 2011. I am currently in Jungian psychoanalysis as part of further training to be a psychoanalyst.
My long term pursuits have included fiction and non-fiction literature, poetry, psychoanalysis, art of all varieties and travel. My primary academic interests are religion, mythology, psychology, history and politics.