Masood Pezeshkian (Persian: مسعود پزشکیان) was Minister of Health and Medical Education of Iran between 2001 and 2005. He was also the chancellor of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences for 7 years. He is a heart surgeon and he is an academic member of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences at the present time. He is elected as one of Iranian parliament members from Tabriz in 2008. He had a speech on condemnation of violence against fraud in Iranian presidential election on June 30, 2009 in Iran parliament. In 2010, he failed in his bid to become deputy speaker of parliament. and member of Iran-Turkey Friendship society.