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, was a pillar and a cornerstone of the Iranian American Society of New York, Inc. (IAS) for over 30 years.  Since 1984, Dr. Mirlohi helped our cultural organization in all facets and served on the Board of Directors in various positions, including but not limited to, President of IAS from 1989-2000.  Dr. Mirlohi was our longest serving Board member without whom we would not be here today.  He portrayed a level of professionalism and volunteerism second to none.  Dr. Mirlohi always put his community and his people ahead of himself.  Dr. Mirlohi exemplified 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.

Regretfully, Dr. Mirlohi passed away in November of 2017. His legacy will live on through IAS, an organization that he worked so hard for throughout all his years.


  • 2019 - Dr. Reza Hedayati

  • 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”