Dr. Ziyar graduated from Kabul University, Faculty of Medicine in 1983. He has worked for Swedish Committee for Afghanistan as a Medical Project Officer from 1984-1985 and as a Medical Coordinator for the same NGO (Non Governmental Organization) from 1985 -1989 in Khyber Pukhton Khwa, Pakistan. He moved to the United States in March of 1989. He then joined a Psychiatric Residency at the University of California San Francisco in 1994 and graduated in 1998. From there he worked for the Tulare County Mental Health Department as a Lead Psychiatrist from 1998-2000. He has been in private practice in Fresno, California since 2000.