Dr. Fazel, IRIMC Immediate Past President

IRIMC President.


President is the highest elected official and leads the executive board of this organization. The president is elected by the General Assembly and appointed by president of the country to a four-year term. All health care professionals registered by IRIMC are eligible to take part in IRIMC election which is run every four years through independent and simultaneous procedure.



Dr. Iradj Fazel serves as IRIMC President and leads nation’s largest and most influential organization in the field of medicine.

An accomplished surgeon, medical scientist and university distinguished professor; Dr. Fazel is recognized nationally for his unmatched dedications to the profession. He has produced an array of invited and peer-reviewed publications and presentations and has received numerous honors and awards.

Dr. Fazel received his medical doctorate from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and completed his residency in General Surgery and fellowship in Vascular Surgery in Write State University, USA. Considering his outstanding academic record and his pioneering contributions to the field of surgical procedures and research, he became Assistant Clinical Professor at Write State University, Dayton, USA, President of Dayton Surgical Society and Fellow of American College of Surgeons (FACS)


The Distinguished Professor of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Fazel is an internationally recognized leader in vascular surgery and organ transplantation and has made remarkable contributions to the intellectual advancement of academic surgery and organ transplantation nationwide.

He is the founder of Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences consisting of 135 Honorary and Associate Members and acted as its president for 19 years that reached remarkable achievements.

In 1984, he founded Iranian Association of Surgeons (IAS) to promote the highest standards of surgical care through ongoing conferences and CPDs. He has been IAS President since its establishment.

Dr. Fazel has dedicated his professional career to save people’s lives in wartime and afterward by gaining legal and ethical approval for organ transplantation from deceased donors which is undoubtedly a turning point in surgical treatments. Because of his consistent efforts, the first religious approval for cadaver organ transplantation was issued in 1989. He established National Renal Transplantation Program resulting in improving patients’ lives and was president of Middle East Society of Organ Transplantation (MESOT) from 1992 to 1994.

Dr. Fazel’s research focuses on vascular injuries and renal failures in severely injured patients as well as organ transplantation.

A former IRIMC President and Health Minister, Dr. Fazel won a landslide victory by receiving highest vote of General Assembly in September 2017 and elected as the President of Iranian Medical Council for a term of four years.



Dr. Shima Naghavi, Director of IRIMC English Website