Dr. Payam Tabrizi, a talented orthopedic trauma surgeon, began working at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC) in 2002. Dr. Tabrizi built an impressive career while at SCVMC, including the publication of numerous articles in major orthopedic and trauma medical journals. According to the lawsuit filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court (Tabrizi v. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, et al., Case No. 17CV317480), at various points throughout his tenure, Dr. Tabrizi heard comments which he believed were racist, sexist and culturally insensitive. Dr. Tabrizi alleges in his lawsuit that he repeatedly complained about these comments, as well as billing practices that he believed were inappropriate. Dr. Tabrizi further alleges that he was terminated in retaliation for making these complaints. Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams, working with the The Sampath Law Firm, is representing Dr. Tabrizi in pursuing his claims.