Majid Samii

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Majid Samii
Born (1937-06-19) 19 June 1937 (age 77)
Rasht, Iran[1]
Citizenship Iran, Germany
Nationality Iranian-German
Fields Neurosurgery
Alma mater University of Mainz

Madjid Samii (Persian: مجید سمیعی‎, born 19 June 1937) is a distinguished Iranian-German neurosurgeon and medical scientist.

Professor Madjid Samii was born in Rasht, Iran,[2] his parents are from north of Iran, Rasht. He got his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree in neurosurgery at the age of 33. He has been the president of the International Society for Neurosurgery and was elected as the founding president of the Congress of International Neurosurgeons (MASCIN) in 2003.[3] Madjid Samii received the "World Physician" award by the north German city of Hanover. Former German chancellor Gerhard Schröder hailed the 70-year-old Samii for his medical contribution to neuroscience as head of the world renowned International Neuroscience Institute (INI), based in Hanover. "You have brought more internationality to the city. People from all over the world are coming to be treated by you," added Schröder in his speech to a high-profile crowd, among them ex-Indonesian president Jusuf Habibie and former German foreign minister Klaus Kinkel.

Schröder stressed that Samii has not only brought the world to Hanover but has also made the city world-famous. Deeply touched by the award ceremony, Samii said, "I am only a simple doctor, a great honor was bestowed upon me."

He is currently the President of the International Neuroscience Institute (INI) at Otto-von-Guericke-University.

In 2007, he received Chinese top award - "Friendship Award", from the Prime minister of China for his contribution to the medical progress of the country.[4]

Present duties[5][edit]

  • President of the International Neuroscience Institute (INI) at Otto von Guericke University President of the China INI at Capital University in Beijing
  • President of the Neurobionic Foundation
  • President of the Board of Trustees of AWD Children’s Assistance Foundation
  • Director emeritus of the Neurosurgical Clinic, Nordstadt Hospital in Hannover
  • Honorary President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)
  • Honorary President of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Endowment/Foundation (WFNS)
  • Honorary President of the German Society of Skull Base Surgery
  • Honorary President of CURAC - German Society of Computer and Robot-Assisted Surgery



His scientific work with the hospital's deputy assistant began neurosurgery. He later served at the division of pediatric neurosurgery. Degree in 1951 professor of neurosurgery [Johannes Gutenberg University] was achieved.

Microscopic surgical training in 1950 during the first term began in 1956 with the help of Germany's first microscopic surgery practice lab [Volkswagen Foundation] established.

In 1956, President Hospital neurosurgery in the city of Hannover took this year's chair of neurosurgery at the University of Leiden Netherlands He was awarded the Enterprise Maynts University and in 1966 he suggested to the Chair of Neurosurgery. Enterprise in 1967 as the Chair of Neurosurgery at the University of Hannover to pay. From 1967 to 1971 he served as president of the International Association for the skull base and in 1971 was elected president of the World Federation of Skull Base Societies.


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  3. ^ EMN e.V. - News
  4. ^ China to Honor prominent Iranian Neurosurgeon
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  6. ^ - World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, List of Honorary Presidents, retrieved 30 September 2009
  7. ^ [1] Volker Seifert: Description of the Carl Zeiss Honorary Lecture and Visiting Professorship, in: Department of Neurosurgery of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, September 2007, retrieved 30 September 2009