Sub-Specialty of Pediatric Nephrology

This course is a subset of pediatrics involving screening, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of pediatrics renal diseases. The course duration is 24 months with the aim of training competent, knowledgeable, liable sub-specialists for service provision and continuous improvement in diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, and educating and research fields of pediatric nephrology.




Sub-Specialty of Pediatric Nephrology




The trainee will be effective in the assessment, investigation, management, and rehabilitation of children with all urinary tract system and nephrologic disorders.


At the end of the program learners will be competent in the following skills: Peritoneal Dialysis; Renal Biopsy; Acute Dialysis; Catheterization for Dialysis; Surapubic Aspiration; Urethral Catheter Insertion and extraction; Inhibitory and Excitatory Tests; and Water Withdrawal Tests.


Important Information


Program Duration: 2 years

Program Semester: September, February

Program Intake Year: 2019, 2020


Program Instructors

  • Dr. Taher Esfahani
  • Dr. Darioush Fahimi
  • Dr. Mastaneh Mogtaderi
  • Dr. Arash Abbasi
  • Dr. Behnaz Bazargani
  • Dr. Fahimeh Askarian


Method of Instruction


- Bedside teaching in the department of pediatric nephrology division, a portion of 5 days per week for a period of 15 months;

- Teaching in outpatient pediatric nephrology clinics, a portion of 4 days per week for 15 months;

- Teaching in related departments and divisions such as joint clinic with urology and kidney transplantation, pathology and adult nephrology for 6 months; and,

- Participating in the ground round, journal club, case-based discussions, book review conferences, and some workshops on research methodology and how to write a paper.



Admission Requirements


To apply for this program, you will need to fulfill a number of requirements, which can be found in the Graduate Admission Requirements.


Program Specific Eligibility Criteria


Who Can Attend? Individuals holding an M.D. or an M.B.B.S. degree and having a specialty in pediatrics.

The eligible candidate must have successfully completed an approved pediatrics residency program.


Admission Deadline


Tehran University of Medical Sciences has a rolling application system and reviews student applications all year round.

However, the deadline for the September intake is June 31, and the deadline for the February intake is October 31.


Education Fees and Yearly Expenses


For complete and comprehensive information about fees and expenses, please refer to the Education Fees and Yearly Expenses section.



Program Curriculum


For more information, please download the Program Curriculum of Sub-Specialty of Pediatric Nephrology.



Contact Information


In case of any inquiries, please contact the following:

Contact Person: Darioush Fahimi, Head of Pediatric Nephrology

Tel.: (+98 21) 6693 5848, (+98) 912 157 5314


Address: Children’s Medical Center, Nosrat St., Karegar Ave., Tehran, Iran


To contact the Office of International Admissions, please use the following information:

Tel.: (+98 21) 8889 6692 & 94, Ext.: 318 or 319

Fax: (+98 21) 8889 6696


Address: No. 21, Dameshgh St., Vali-e Asr Ave., Tehran 1416753955, Iran



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