The Dr. Hooshang Mirlohi Legends Award is presented by IAS annually at our Nowruz Gala to individual(s) who have demonstrated an exemplary level of selflessness and have spread the great Persian culture and heritage through the arts and the sciences to the highest degrees possible, making our community more proud and stronger.  The Board of Directors determines the Honorees each and every year and makes certain to meet such stringent requirements to the best of their abilities.

Dr. Hooshang Mirlohi, a pediatrician living in Staten Island, New York, has been a pillar and a cornerstone of the Iranian American Society of New York, Inc. (IAS) for over 30 years.  Since 1984, Dr. Mirlohi has helped our cultural organization in all facets and has served on the Board of Directors in various positions, including but not limited to, President of IAS from 1989-2000.  Dr. Mirlohi is our longest serving Board member without whom we would not be here today.  He has portrayed a level of professionalism and volunteerism second to none.  Dr. Mirlohi has always put his community and his people ahead of himself.  Dr. Mirlohi exemplifies everything for which our organization and this award stand for, and as such, we, the Board of Directors have the pleasure of naming the IAS Legends Award after him.


2018 - Dr. Firouz Naderi 2017 - Master Nicky Nodjoumi 2016 - Dr. Kaveh Alizadeh 2015 - Ms. Mariam Khosravani & Mr. Reza Zarghamee 2014* - Dr. Jasmin Moshirpur & Dr. Shahrokh Ahkami 2013* - Master Nasser Ovissi 2012* - Dr. M.H. Zarrabi

* Please note that Honorees’ Awards prior to 2015 were not titled “The Dr. Hooshang Mirlohi Legends Award”