Fellowship of Infectious Diseases in Immunocompromised Hosts & Transplantation

Infection in transplant recipients and immuno-compromised hosts, including patients with cancer and AIDS is one of the main issues in infectious diseases.




Program Description

In recent decade, there have been prominent developments in different medical fields, such as organ and bone marrow transplants, which had made IRI one of the of the top countries in Middle East. Transplant and cancer patients with infectious diseases should be managed scientifically and accurately. The need to improve the specialists’ competencies in this regard is more crucial than ever in the country.
To this end, a committee consisting of experts was established in 2009 to develop a national curriculum in this specialized field. After reviewing and holding several meetings, the committee developed the present curriculum, which was issued to the universities after legal procedures and approval.
Program Objectives
To train knowledgeable, competent, and compassionate specialists engaged in prevention, diagnosis, management and care of transplant and immunocompromised patients with infectious diseases, and provide the society with their knowledge and skills in the areas of education, research, and health services.
Program Curriculum
Methods of Instruction
During this course, various methods and techniques will be used:
  • Various intra- and intersectoral, hospital
  • Interdisciplinary and inter-university conferences as well as seminars.
  • Discussion in small groups, workshops, journal clubs and reading groups as well as case presentation
  • Participation in training lower ranks
  • Self-Education, Self-Study
  • Other training methods and techniques according to the requirements and objectives


  • Procedural Skills (Diagnostic-Therapeutic Procedures): 
    • Lumbar puncture 
    • Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration
    • Liver biopsy without ultrasound guidance
    • Ultrasound-guided liver biopsy
    • Knee joint aspiration
    • Pleural puncture
    • Pleural biopsy 


Program Instructors

  • Dr. Zahra Ahmadinejad, Professor of Infectious disease
  • Dr. Minoo Mohraz, Professor of Infectious disease
  • Dr. Shirin Afhami, Associate Professor of Infectious disease
  • Dr. Negin Esmaeilpour, Assistant Professor Professor of Infectious disease
  • Dr. Fereshteh Ghiasvand, Assistant Professor Professor of Infectious disease


Tuition Fee

$7500 - A scholarship (Professor Yalda Award) is available for top applicant or scholarship is available for current Infectious disease resident each year.


Who Can Attend?

  • Infectious disease specialties
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease sub-specialist or fellowship

The eligible candidate have successfully completed, an approved Infectious Disease residency or Pediatric Infectious Disease fellowship course.


Contact Person

Zahra Ahmadinejad, Professor of Infectious Disease, Department of Infectious disease, Tehran University of Medical Sciences

Email: ahmadiz@tums.ac.ir

Tel.: (+98 21) 6658 1598



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