Assad Meymandi, M.D.

MAY 11, 1934 – MAY 10, 2024


NCMS Life member Dr. Assad Meymandi died Friday, May 10.
He was 89 years old.


Dr. Assad Meymandi, a philanthropist whose generosity helped advance the cultural life of Raleigh and North Carolina for more than a quarter century, died early on the morning of May 10 after a lengthy illness.

Meymandi was a psychiatrist and also held doctorates in philosophy and biochemistry. He attended medical school at George Washington University. A senior professor convinced him to become a surgeon, but he found the work uninspiring.

Psychiatry was different, allowing him, he felt, to use more of his spiritual and intellectual resources, and he loved it. He moved his young family to Stancil Street on Dix Hill in 1963 for his residency at Dorothea Dix Hospital.

After practicing for nearly 25 years in Fayetteville, Meymandi found his place in the Capital City, where he immersed himself in the cultural life of the city and then worked to enhance it.

Dr. Meymandi joined the NCMS in 1968.

The North Carolina Medical Society extends its deepest condolences.

Read Dr. Meymandi’s full obituary here.