Department of Pathology

The Department of Pathology at Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) is one of the oldest departments of the university with more than seven decades of flourishing activity in the fields of education and research. This department also provides state-of-the-art clinical services to at least nine educational hospitals affiliated to TUMS, and supports cytopathology, molecular, dermatopathology fellowships and two residency training programs with more than 95 residents and 36 faculty members, including 10 full professors, 12 associate professors and 14 assistant professors.



The number and diversity of the specimens evaluated in the hospitals are unique in the country and region. The residents rotate in both clinical and surgical pathology divisions such as biochemistry, hematology, microbiology, parasitology, immunology, blood and tissue bank, flow cytometry, molecular pathology, general surgical pathology, hematopathology, nephropathology, electron microscopy, immunohistochemistry, gynecopathology, dermatopathology, head and neck pathology, pediatric pathology, ophthalmopathology and transplantation pathology. The residents along with the faculty members also take part in a myriad of conferences including, but not limited to, case presentations, journal clubs, tumor boards and mortality conferences.


Faculty Members and Research Interests

  • Dr. Mohammad Tavangar: Endocrine pathology, Cytopathology
  • Dr. Mohammad Vasei: Molecular pathology, Immunopathology, Pediatric Pathology
  • Dr. Narges Izadimood: Gynecopathology
  • Dr. Farid Azmoodeh-Ardalan: Hepatopathology, Clinical Biochemistry
  • Dr. Ali Reza Abdollahi: Clinical Pathology
  • Dr. Zahra Safaiee Naraghi: Dermatopathology
  • Dr. Mohammad Taghi Haghi Ashtiani: Clinical Pathology
  • Dr. Farid Kosari: Hematopathology, Blood bank
  • Dr. Fatemeh Asadi Amoli: Ophthalmopathology
  • Dr. Mohammad Ali Boroumand: Microbiology, Cardiovascular Biochemistry
  • Dr. Ali Ahmadi: Uropathology, Neuropathology, Clinical Biochemistry
  • Dr. Fatemeh Mahjoob: Pediatric pathology, clinical biochemistry
  • Dr. Farid Yazdani: Head and Neck Pathology, Hematopathology
  • Dr. Soheila Sarmadi: Gynecopathology, Breast Pathology
  • Dr. Maryam Sotoudeh Anvari: Cardiovascular pathology, Molecular pathology, Blood bank
  • Dr. Maryam Monajemzadeh: Pediateric pathology , Cytogenetic
  • Dr. Sedigheh Shams: Clinical Biochemistry
  • Dr. Azita Nikoo: Dermatopathology
  • Dr. Hedyeh Moradi: Neuropathology, Uropathology, clinical microbiology
  • Dr. Zohre Nozarian: Clinical Immunology, Blood bank, Ophthalmopathology
  • Dr. Reza Shahsiah: Molecular pathology
  • Dr. Hiva Saffar: Quality management, Neuropathology
  • Dr. Fatemeh Nili: Nephropathology, Gynecopathology
  • Dr. AliReza Ghanadan: Dermatopathology, Tumor pathology, Molecular pathology
  • Dr. Kambiz Kamyab: Dermatopathology
  • Dr. Mohammad  Khaniki: General Pathology
  • Dr. Bita Jahanbin: Pulmonary pathology
  • Dr. Salma Sefidbakht: Gastrointestinal Pathology, Hematopathology, Clinical Hematology
  • Dr. Parinj  Tanzifi: Pediatric Pathology
  • Dr. Arezoo  Eftekhar Javadi: General Pathology
  • Dr. Hana Saffar: Head and Neck pathology, Bone pathology
  • Dr. Maryam Lotfi: Head & neck  Pathology
  • Dr. Elham Mirzaian: Gynecopathology , Clinical Biochemistry
  • Dr. Samaneh Salarvand: Clinical Hematology, Gastrointestinal Pathology, Nephropathology
  • Dr. Zahra Safaiee: General Pathology, Clinical pathology
  • Dr. Moeinadin Safavi: Molecular Pathology


Facilities and Equipment

  • Electron Microscopy
  • HPLC
  • Padiatric referral lab center
  • Immunofluoresence microscopy
  • Chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay
  • Capillary electrophoresis
  • Immunohistochemistry wide panel of antibodies(referral center)
  • Immunoassay analyzers
  • Molecular labs
  • Cell culture rooms
  • Freezer -80°C


Head of Department

Dr. Alireza Abdollahi

Tel.: (+98 21) 6119 2337

Fax:) +98 21( 8895 3010

Email address:

Mailing Address: Central Laboratory, Valiasr Hospital, Imam Hospitals Complex, End of Keshavarz Blvd., Teharn, Iran


Contact Person


Dr. Salma Sefidbakht

Tel.: (+98 21) 8490 2187

Mailing Address: Central laboratory, Shariati Hospital, North Kargar St., Tehran, Iran



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