Year of birth :
Place of birth:
Starfleet Academy, 2359-Medical school, 2369
Chief Medical Officer
Chief Medical Officer
medically brilliant, Bashir has come a long way in his personal development
and maturity since
arriving among the first Starfleet contingent at Deep Space Nine, his first post-Academy assignment,
at age 27 on SD 46390.1.
was born with serious learning disabilities and did poorly at early school,
when he was six years old
his parents took him to Adigeon Prime, where he underwent genetic resequencing. The procedure illegal
under Federation law greatly enhanced his intellectual and physical abilities.When Julian had learned what
his parents had done, he began to feel unnatural, as if he where an artificial created replacement for an
defective child. Bashir's parents went to great lengths to conceal this alteration, until their secret was
uncovered in 2373 by Dr. Lewis Zimmerman, who was send to the station to work together with Bashir on
the creation of the LMH "long term medical holographic doctor" which would have the body of Bashir wasn't
it for the genetic alteration which dismissed him from sharing this honour of becoming immortal.....
first recalls wanting to be a doctor at age 5, when he sewed up his teddy
bear Kukulaka as his first
"patient." Five years later, while living on Invernia II where his father, a Federation diplomat, was stationed,
a massive ionic storm caused the needless death of a same-aged native girl; it was an incident which he
credited as his first real push to study medicine - though not before overcoming a childhood fear of doctors.
Their seeming power over life and death led him to break the mystery by becoming one, when he realized
he just wanted to help people. Even so, he seriously considered a career in tennis before realizing he was
no pro. He was a star athlete in the sister sport of racquetball, though, and later played on the Academy
team. Both Bashir's parents were still alive in 2370.
chose a medical career with Starfleet over his one true love in life to
date, the ballerina Palis Delon,
and the chance to be a chief of surgery in Paris within five years at the medical complex her father headed.
He still sometimes regrets it, but he's not spoken to her since he left Earth. One of his forebears, a
great-grandmother Whatley, was in Starfleet.
Starfleet Academy, where the required reading helped him recognize the
so-called mirror universe
instantly, one friend was an Andorian, Erib. He also studied meditation with Isam Helewa.
medical school, Bashir kept diaries revealing his fear of failure, his
drive to graduate at the top and to
have a career in Starfleet. He had designed a candy bar in med school whose nutritional value was even
higher than that of Starfleet combat rations; interestingly, he was first in his class in pediatric medicine.
With natural energy and stockiness, Bashir was a star player in racquetball, serving as captain of the
Starfleet Medical School team when it won the sector championship his last year there in 2368-69; in the
finals he defeated a Vulcan.
question during orals at Starfleet Medical about ganglia dropped him to
class salutatorian - but it
was good enough to net him his prized DS9 assignment: heading for the "frontier" where heroes are made.
The slip-up allowed Elizabeth Lense to finish first, later confiding she envied his long-term post. She had
always confused him with an Andorian when mis-introduced.
the DS9 personalities, Bashir was immediately drawn to the Cardassian clothier
Garak, hitting it
off immediately with the former spy and his air of mystery. In ongoing debates at their weekly Replimat
lunches, he discusses comparative literature, drama, philosophy and politics. A year Bashir saved his life,
confirming his former spy career in ending Garak's toxic build-up caused by the shock of breaking
dependence on the pleasure endorphins released by an altered pain-immunizing cranial implant. He
braved meeting former Obsidian Order chief Enabran Tain to get the Cardassian medical data needed to
synthesize new leukocytes in time.
green cockiness and casualness at times has especially annoyed the less
patient veterans like Kira
and O'Brien. Under the effects of Lwaxana's Zanthi Fever he developed a crush on Kira - perhaps due to a
latent attraction. He and O'Brien did gradually form a bond, helped along by his saving O'Brien's life; the
chief even calls him Julian as he'd once requested. They played 70 games of racquetball in the first two
months Molly and Keiko left for the Bajor survey in 2371; after 106 games their sport of choice becomes
the simpler setup of darts. Still, he's a poor lunch debate substitute for Garak. When he feels his old
Starfleet Medical rival Elizabeth Lense has snubbed him, he got drunk with O'Brien and sang "Jerusalem."
In 2372 he wrote a holo-program for he and O'Brien, role-playing RAF pilots in the Battle of Britain during
Earth's World War II.
earnestness was not mistaken with Dax, for whom he developed a crush en
route to DS9. He
ignored her aloofness and even patient amusement and for a while misjudges Sisko, feeling him a fellow
suitor. Though that crush lingered for some time - he loaned her the diaries he kept in medical school so
she might understand him better - he eventually developed a strong fond friendship for her. The hardest act
he's faced was cutting Jadzia's link to Dax at gunpoint and forwarding the symbiont to Verad, its hijacker,
while frantically keeping Jadzia alive afterward against all odds - including a dressing-down of his Klingon
guard. He later saved her again, taking the risk with Sisko to uncover the Joran Belar scandal at the
Symbiosis Commission on Trill.
other single career officers, he feels marriage only leaves behind a family
destined unfairly to worry
about him on duty. Significant romantic encounters, aside from his "true love" of the ballerina Palis Delon,
included a brief but warm affair with the Elaysian Ens. Melora Pazlar in 2365 and an ongoing current
relationship with Leeta, a Bajoran Dabo girl at Quark's.
was the body kidnapped by dying Kobliad criminal Vantika to house his consciousness,
and after a
usually fatal telepathic assault from a Lethean, he fought through a resulting coma back to consciousness
with an hallucination peopled with his friends to represent personality aspects. He's watching his weight at
the time of Dax's zhian'tara in late 2370.
considers himself a history buff but is not big on 21st-century Earth,
calling it too depressing. Though an
aficionado of food such as Klingon racht, even alive, and Vulcan plomeek soup; he doesn't like beets. He
once saw a "memorable" exhibit of Seyetik's huge murals on Ligobis X and has learned about Bajoran music
since arriving on DS9. Urged on by Garak, he has tried Cardassian literature but finds it boringly predictable -
including Cardassian enigma tales, as opposed to Terran mysteries. He also likes live theatre, but feels
human plays of the last century are in decline. Tennis is his favorite sport, even though he played racquetball
in college, and still does with O'Brien, as well as darts. He also loves puzzles.
accomplishments as a young doctor, much less Starfleet officer, are
up by his Carrington
Award nomination in 2371 - the youngest in its history - for his "audacious and groundbreaking" bio-molecular
replication work. Bashir reportedly tried valiantly not to expect to win despite the best well-wishes, feeling
himself far too young to win a career-recognition award. Despite that, he had worked on an acceptance speech.
is cool in a medical crisis and will firmly take charge; he keeps a medical
kit by his
bed and won a
commendation for his rescue of three ambassadors touring the wormhole area during a fire. He was close to
discovering his own cure for the aphasia virus before succumbing, forensically discovered the secret of
Ibudan's cloning, and wasn't fooled by a death-faking parasitic infection. Sometimes, though, his medical
skills may go to his head. Other medical accomplishments include opening the hospital of Bajor's first but
short-lived Gamma Quadrant colony and bringing to life the once-discredited theory of neuromuscular
adaptation. His paper on immuno-therapy applied to a case study of T-cell anomalies on Bajor was also
reported that his medical conscience was wrung out over medical miracles,
the ethics of prolonging life when he brought the critically injured Bareil literally back from the dead long
enough to finish the Bajor-Cardassia peace talks. The doctor wisely drew the line at a full, radical
positronic brain implant.
from his medical routine, Bashir trains to be a well-rounded officer, having
courses at Starfleet medical and worked to improve his tactical skills, phaser marksmanship and even melee
ability. He can handle standard Runabout scanners, long-range sensors and the shield controls sight
unseen on the Federation freighter Norkova, and even repaired the computer power system on the downed
Yangtzee Kiang; he also eventually learned enough to discover the original size of deleted files, and can
his second year at the station he could pilot a Runabout alone, even in
and assumed the
Defiant's sensors at Tactical in O'Brien's absence and took over the sluggish helm to implement evasive
patterns. He was wounded by energy-weapons fire while rescuing the beaten Kira from The Circle, then led a
successful guerrilla band into capturing the first six "POWs" of the would-be Bajoran coup on DS9. He
learned surveillance techniques from Garak and once tried them out on Quark while Odo's away. During the
initial Dominion invasion scare, he lead a drill team sweeping the Promenade and saved Odo with a well-hit
phaser to his attacker during the Klingon boarding attempt.
Bashir continues to rack up an impressive record in medicine, both in the
lab and in the field.
SF Medical was incredibly impressed with his action to single-handedly cure the plague on Boranis III in just
three days, and cite him for the assistance offered at Ajilon Prime early in 2373 during the Archanis Sector
skirmishes with the Klingons. His improvisation to save the life of the O'Brien baby with a fetal transporter
transplant in to the Bajoran major was also well done and should be a standard for study in years to come
in the field of both transporter applications and cross-species reproduction.
we reserve judgment on his controversial paper proposing that prion
inhibited by quantum resonance effects, and leave it to further study to shed more if any light on the subject.