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Shiraz University MD 1979 Medicine
Shiraz University Specialty 1983 Internal Medicine
Shiraz University Subspecialty 1987 Gastroenterology
I am a Professor and the Director of Digestive Disease Research institute of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. I have supervised and conducted several epidemiological and clinical studies. I have established the first large-scale cohort study in the Middle East and North Africa (the Golestan Cohort Study). I have successfully secured internal and external funding for this large study and several other studies. I have been initiator of several collaborative studies with national and international institutions within the Golestan Cohort or as independent studies. As cardiovascular, cancer and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Fars and Golestan Province and in whole Iran, I have been interested in investigating the environmental and the genetic risk factors of metabolic syndrome. For this reason, in the Pars (Southern Iran) and Golestan (Northern Iran) Cohort Studies and several other studies being conducted in my center, we have collected detailed data and biological samples from cohort subjects and patients with CVD and cancer.
B. Positions and Honors
1985: Visiting fellow; Department of Gastroenterology, Royal Free Hospital, London U.K.
1983 – 1987: Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Shiraz University
1983 – 1984: Vice Chancellor of Shiraz University, Iran
1988: Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS)
1988-1989: Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School, SUMS.
1992 up to now: Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS)
1990 – 1993: Counselor of the Iranian Council of Medical Specialty Training
1991 up to now: Secretary of the Iranian Society of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
1992 up to now: Chief of the Gastroenterology Section, Shariati Hospital, TUMS
1992 up to now: Director of the Digestive Disease Research Center, Shariati Hospital, TUMS
1997 – 2000: Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, TUMS
1994 up to now: Member of the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA)
1996 up to now: Member of the European Association for Gastroenterology & Endoscopy (EAGE)
1996 up to now: Permanent Member of the Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences
2001 up to now: Member of the American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
2003 – 2010: Vice Preseident for Research Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences
2006 – 2010: President of the Iranian College of Internal Medicine
2005 up to now: Fellow Third world Academy of Science (TWAS)
2006 up to now: Fellow American Gastroenterology Association (AGAF)
Editor, Iranian Journal of Medical Sciences (English); Chairman of the Board of Editorial Consultants, Nabz Journal (Persian); Referee, World Journal of Gastroenterology and Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutic; member of the Editorial Board of Medical Journal of Iranian Council (Persian), Govaresh Journal (Persian); Liver International; Editor in Chief of the quarterly journal, The latest in Internal Medicine (Persian) and Middle East Journal of Digestive Diseases (English); Editor in Cheif, Archives of Iranian Medicine (English);
1972: Top High School Graduate of Fars Province, Iran
1980: Top Medical School Graduate, Shiraz University
1987: Distinguished Achievement Award by the Ministry of Culture and Higher Education for three years of valuable service as Chancellor of Shiraz University
1993: Distinguished Achievement Award by President of Iran for four years of valuable service in the Ministry of Health and Medical Education
2002: Razi Award for editorship of Archives of Iranian Medicine as the best Iranian Medical Journal.
2003: Avicena award from Tehran University Medical Science (TUMS) for establishing the best Research center, Digestive Disease Research Center (DDRC).
2003: Permanent Personages Award in the Third Permanent Personages (Chehrehaye Mandegar) session [This national award is given to the most outstanding and memorable characters in Iran].
2007: Razi Award for being Selected as the Top Clinical scientist of Iran.
2008: Selected By TUMS as Distinguished Professor of Medicine.
2008-2009: Razi award by Iranian president as the first rank clinical scientes in Iran.
2011: Included in top 1% world highly cited scientist in the clinical Medicine in Essential Science Indicators.
2011: Highest International Prof.