Few can claim to be as hard-working and successful in two vastly different industries at the same time as Javid Javdani. After moving to the US in 1982 in the aftermath of the Iranian Revolution, Javdani worked relentlessly as a young man out of high school to make ends meet and continue his studies. He worked at a car wash, gas station and restaurants to learn not only how to be self-sufficient through hard work, but also the ins and outs of running a business himself. After graduating from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Javdani attended the University of the Pacific and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy, becoming licensed in California as a pharmacist in 1994 and settling in San Diego.
“I began as a pharmacist and worked at various places in San Diego, but then I took over a grocery store that became a real opportunity for growth. When I bought it, the store was solely serving the Persian community, but I saw a potential customer base in the many other international groups in Clairemont…”
“I think through both my work at the pharmacy and at my business, I have the satisfaction of helping others. When I was a pharmacist at the hospital, I made a point to talk to the patients, their families, and make sure they were comfortable.”
Pharmacists are best known for their primary job function, which is filling prescriptions for medications. Half of the U.S. population takes prescription medications, so pharmacists have a unique reach across the country.