Dr. Zali, 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 notarized by president of the country to a four-year term.


Dr. Alireza Zali served as the president of Medical Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRIMC) which is the nation's largest organization in the field of medicine.
An accomplished academic medical physician, neurosurgeon, medical scientist and administrator, Dr. Zali prior to be elected as the president, served as the chancellor of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. He has served as the board of directors of some honorable medical organizations as well as the board of trustees of two Iranian Medical Universities.

Dr. Zali is a noted academic neurosurgeon and professor of Neurosurgery of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.
He is head of the Neurosurgery Department of Shohada Tajrish Medical Center, the president of Iranian Medical Proteomics Association, Vice-President of Iranian Association of Medical Law, and Chair of IRIMC Journal.
Dr. Zali has published more than 50 papers and has been the author of 11 medical books. He has been the lecturer in more than 108 national as well as international medical congresses such as the Annual Congresses of Iranian Association of Neurological Surgeon, 4th International Congresses on Neurological Diseases and Clinical Electrophysiology, International Congresses on Pediatrics' Disease an the like.

Dr. Zali began his career as an administrator in 1992 while he was the chancellor advisor for culture affairs & residency program of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. He was the senior advisor of IRIMC president in 1997, senior advisor of Iranian legal (Forensic) Medicine Organization in 2003, the chancellor of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences from 2005 to 2008, and IRIMC vice president in 2008. Dr. Zali has been the senior advisor of the Parliament Health Committee since 2008 and Board of Directors for National Board of Examination in Neurosurgery since 2004.

In May 2013, Dr. Alireza Zali was elected by the IRIMC General Assembly as the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Medical Council for a term of four years. His presidency ended on september 5, 2017.