Pediatric Infectious Disease Research Center (PIDRC)

The Pediatric Infectious Research Center (PIDRC) is committed to supporting scientists who have the potential to reconcile bench and bedside research, and further enhance leadership in biomedical and clinical research. It is advancements in basic research that lead to new breakthroughs in clinical research. PIDRC is committed to educating and training medical students, residents, and fellows and works closely with physician assistants, microbiologists and clinical laboratory directors.


Infectious disease physicians at the Children’s Medical Center Hospital specialize in the diagnosis and management of a wide range of infections and related clinical problems in children. We provide assistance in the selection of appropriate antibiotic therapy through a comprehensive Antibiotic Stewardship Program and also provide advice on the most appropriate diagnostic tests. We are working at the forefront of microbiology and immunology research to discover new therapies.


The missions of the center are defined as follows 

  • Maximum specialized utilization of the human resources to conduct researches in pediatric infections.
  • Providing necessary facilities for involving the researchers, academic staff, and students in developing research projects.
  • Interacting with national and international scientific centers.
  • Helping in diagnosis, and offering scientific solutions for both prevention and treatment protocols.

Research Fields 

  • Hospital Epidemiology & Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • Infection Control and Prevention
  • Nosocomial infections
  • Host-pathogen interactions
  • Vaccine and drug development
  • Susceptibility and resistance to infectious diseases
  • Novel approaches to the treatment of infectious diseases
  • Innovative approaches to understanding microbial virulence
  • Promotional and programmatic research as well as laboratory-based assay development
  • Innovative approaches to the diagnosis of infectious diseases


Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship Program

Physicians who are eligible in pediatrics will receive at least 6 months of in-depth training in the clinical and microbiological aspects of infectious diseases. This will include inpatient consulting, infectious diseases clinic, HIV clinic, antibiotic stewardship and infection control. 

Fellows may choose to work in basic, experimental or clinical research and have access to mentors in infectious diseases department.


Ph.D. and Non-degree program (short-term courses)

PIDRC also offers a Ph.D. in microbiology as well as a non-degree program (short-term courses) including:

  • Training Course in Cell Culture Techniques
  • Training Course in Gene Cloning and Recombinant Protein Expression
  • Training Course in Genotyping of Bacteria

Dean of the Center

  • Setareh Mamishi, Professor
  • Tel: (+98 21) 66 42 89 96
  • Address: Pediatric Infectious Disease Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Children’s Medical Center Hospital, Dr. Gharib Street, Keshavarz Boulevard, Tehran, Iran


Research Programs Offered by the PIDRC




Short-term courses


Medical Microbiology

Infectious Diseases




PIDRC Faculty Members 


PIDRC’s program coordinator’s contact information


Shima Mahmoudi, Assistant Professor


Tel: (+98 21) 66 42 89 96


All interested applicants are welcome to apply to TUMS by completing and submitting TUMS online application form in which they need to specify their program of interest and the center offering the program.

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