Sima Ladjevardian to Host Virtual Town Hall with Houston Doctors Treating COVID-19

July 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas -- On Friday, July 24 at 6:30 PM CT, TX-02 Democratic nominee Sima Ladjevardian will host a virtual town hall with three Houston doctors to discuss the struggles of taking on the coronavirus pandemic and the needs of our medical community.

Ladjevardian will be joined by:

  • Dr. Kanene V. Ubesie, acute care general surgeon serving as Chair of Surgery and Co-director of the Surgical ICU at HCA Houston Healthcare Northwest.

  • Dr. Sidra Younus, internal medicine specialist at Houston Methodist Medical Center, Chief Medical Officer and Post-Acute Care Director at IMED Consultants

  • Dr. Charu Sawhney, outpatient internist formerly serving the clinics of Houston’s Legacy Community Health system — and one of the 100+ signees on a letter condemning Congressman Dan Crenshaw for his COVID-19 disinformation.

WHAT: Virtual Town Hall with Houston COVID-19 Heroes

WHEN: Friday July 24, 6:30 PM CT


• • •

Sima Ladjevardian (SEE-ma LAHJ-ee-VAR-DEE-un) is a lawyer, a mother of two, a breast cancer survivor, and a political activist who has called Houston home for more than 30 years. After fleeing the political upheaval of the Iranian Revolution, her family immigrated to the United States for their shot at the American Dream. Eventually settling in Houston, Sima has become a local leader in cross-cultural dialogue, bringing Texans of all backgrounds and faiths together for social justice. As an activist, she has worked tirelessly to turn Texas blue and elect candidates up and down the ballot — all while serving senior roles in Beto O’Rourke's senate and presidential campaigns. She has been recognized by the University of Houston for her tireless philanthropic and nonprofit work in the community, and she is fueled by the desire to fight for quality, affordable health care, justice, and unity in the United States Congress.

Sima has been endorsed by EMILY’s List, Congressional Black Caucus PAC, BOLD PAC, End Citizens United, Planned Parenthood, AFL-CIO, AAPI Victory Fund, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Cory Booker, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, former US Senate/presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, former Sec. of HUD/presidential candidate Julian Castro, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, and Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia.

Sima Ladjevardian to Host Virtual Town Hall with Houston Doctors Treating COVID-19