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Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تبریز
Established 1947
Type Public
Chancellor Dr. Mohammad Hossein Somi
Vice-Chancellor Education: Dr. Saeid Aslanabadi; Research: Dr. Mohammad Reza Rashidi
Academic staff
Students 5,000
Location Tabriz, Iran
Campus Urban

Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TBZMED) (Persian: دانشگاه علوم پزشکی تبریز) is public medical sciences university located in Tabriz, East Azarbaijan Province, Iran. It is ranked as one of Iran's top medical schools, with more than 5000 students.

The University consists of seven faculties: Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Paramedical Sciences, Health & Nutrition, Rehabilitation, and Nursing & Midwifery. The school offers professional degrees in Medicine (M.D.), Dentistry (D.D.S.), Pharmacy (Pharm.D.); Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctor of Philosophy(Ph.D.) in various other medically related subjects. The school also offers technical courses in pursuit of Associate's degrees and certification in medically related fields.

In addition, TUMS operates over 10 teaching hospitals and is a major medical care provider in East Azarbaijan Province and the surrounding provinces.


  • History 1
    • Chancellors 1.1
  • Faculties 2
  • Affiliated hospitals 3
  • Medical sciences research at TBZMED 4
  • See also 5
  • External links 6


The university was first established by the autonomous Azerbaijan People's Government under Jafar Pishevari on June 12, 1946, as the University of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azerbaycan Universitesi) with faculties in Medicine, Agriculture and Pedagogy. The University soon closed in November with the collapse of the autonomous government. It was re-opened on October 30, 1947, which is now officially set as inauguration date of the university. The university was called University of Azarabadegan prior to the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and renamed the University of Tabriz afterwards. In 1985, the Iranian Ministry of Health, Treatment and Medical Education took over the departments and faculties in the medical sciences and the Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (tbzmed) became an independent institution.


Chancellors of TUMS since its detachment from University of Tabriz

  • Dr. Seyyed Kazem Madayen, MD, Urologist
  • Dr. Hossein Sadeghi Shoja; Physiologist
  • Dr. Masoud Pezeshkian, MD, Cardiac Surgeon
  • Dr. Mohammad Nouri; PhD, Biochemist
  • Dr. Ahmad Reza Jodati, MD, Cardiac Surgeon
  • Dr. Ahmad Ali Khalili, MD, Cardiac Surgeon
  • Dr. Alireza Yaghoubi, MD, Cardiac Surgeon
  • Dr. Mohammad Hossein Somi, MD, Gastroenterologist
  • Dr. Soodabeh Davaran
  • Dr. Shahram Dabiri Oskuei


Tabriz University of Medical Sciences consists of 8 faculties which train students for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate degrees. Being the largest faculty of the university, Faculty of Medicine operates university-affiliated hospitals and outpatient clinics together with departments of Basic Sciences which reside in the faculty. Basic Sciences departments of Tabriz Faculty of Medicine include: Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry & Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology & Parasitology, Medical Physics and Community Medicine. Clinical departments are located in the university affiliated hospitals and include: Internal Medicine (other than Cardiology), Cardiology, Neurology, Infectious Diseases, Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Urologic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Dermatology, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology, Radiology, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Gynecology & Obstetrics, Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine.

Tabriz Faculty of Pharmacy (Also known as Tabriz Pharmacy School) is the second outstanding pharmacy school throughout the country. In addition to training general pharmacy doctors (Pharmacists), Tabriz Faculty of Pharmacy provides Ph.D. degree in the fields of Pharmaceutics, Pharmacology & Toxicology, Pharmacognosy, Pharmaceutical Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Chemistry.

Faculties at TUMS

  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Health & Nutrition
  • Faculty of Nursery & Midwifery
  • Faculty of Paramedicine
  • Faculty of Rehabilitation
  • Maragheh Faculty of Nursery & Midwifery

Affiliated hospitals

Tabriz University of Medical Sciences & Medical Services operates over 10 hospitals. Imam Khomein Hospital was the main educational hospital of the university before 2007. Afterwards Imam Reza hospital took over the principle clinical departments of the university and most sections of Imam Khomeini hospital was transferred to newly organized "Imam Reza" hospital. Currently, Imam Reza hospital is the main educational hospital of the university and also serves as the referral hospital of the city and East Azerbaijan Province. Imam Reza hospital takes over the main clinical departments of the university including: Internal Medicine (other than Cardiology and Hematology/Oncology), Neurology, Infectious Diseases, Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, Otolaryngology, Radiology and Emergency Medicine.

Shahid Madani Hospital serves as the heart center of TUMS (Madani Heart Center) and consists of cardiology and cardiac surgery wards, heart emergency care section and Coronary Care Unit (CCU). Madanai Heart Center was a part of Imam Khomeini Hospital before 1994 until it became an independent institution for cardiac surgery. Madani Heart Center serves as the main hospital for Angiography, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) and many other heary operations and inpatient & outpatient managemnets. Imam Reza Hospital does not administer a number of clinical departments or wards of TUMS for which, other hospital serve as the referral center. These include Dermatology (Sina Hospital), Hematology/Oncology (Shahid Ghazi Medical Center), Gynecology & Obstetrics (Alzahra and Taleghani Hospitals), Orthopedic Surgery (Shohada Hospital), Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Shohada Hospital), Ophthalmology (Nikoukari Hospital), Psychiatry (Razi Hospital) and Pediatrics (Children's Hospital).

Bababaghi Leprosarium is also affiliated to TUMS which has been one of the main centers of leprosy throughout Iran. This center has been serving leprosy patients since its establishment before the Islamic Revolution.

Hospitals affiliated to Tabriz University of Medical Sciences:

  • Imam Reza Hospital
  • Shahid Madani (Imam Khomeini) Hospital
  • Children's Hospital (Koudakan Hospital)
  • Sina Hospital
  • Razi Hospital
  • Alzahra Hospital
  • Shohada Hospital
  • Bababaghi Hospital
  • Taleghani Hospital
  • Nikoukari Hospital
  • Alavi Hospital
  • Shahid Ghazi Medical Center

Medical sciences research at TBZMED

TUMS takes over more than 10 research centers with its academics and students conducting research in medical science subjects. Research Vice-Chancellor Office is the administrator of biomedical research and manages most of TBZMED research centers except Drug Applied Research Center (DARC) and Tuberculosis & Lung Research Center which are independent research centers working under direct supervision of Ministry of Health & Medical Education. Drug Applied Research Center is one of outstanding biomedical research centers throughout the country and produces considerable number of original articles annually.

Student Research Committee is another institution which is supervised by research Vice-Chancellor Office and administers student research projects, workshops and scientific travels.

Research centers of TBZMED:

  • Drug Applied Research Center (DARC)
  • Tuberculosis & Lung Research Center
  • Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology Research Center (RCPN)
  • Liver & Gastrointestinal Diseases Research Center
  • Nutritional Research Center
  • Cardiovascular Diseases Research Center
  • Research Center for Infectious Diseases & Tropical Medicine
  • Clinical Research Center of Alzahra Gynecology & Obstetrics Hospital
  • Biotechnology Research Center
  • Hematology & Oncology Research Center
  • National Public Health Management Center (NPMC)
  • Incubator Center for Pharmaceutical Technology

See also

External links

  • Official website
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