Originally from Abadan Iran, Dr. Firooz emigrated to the United States in 1956, and received a BSE in Electro Mechanics. He had a distinguished career working for NASA as a subcontractor designing micro-miniature relay switches used in the Apollo space craft, which was used for the successful Moon landing on July 29, 1969. For his work, he was awarded the Apollo Acknowledgement Award.
In 1970, he obtained a degree in Physical Therapy and began working as an independent practicioner, later opening offices in West Covina, Culver City, and Fountain Valley. To complement his work as a pain practitioner, he obtained degrees in Acupuncture and a Doctorate Degree in Oriental Medicine.
In 1997, Dr. Firooz joined Akeso, and has worked in both the Irvine and Huntington Beach clinics for the past 23 years.