Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi

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Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi
Hassan Hashemi 2017.jpg
Hashemi in 2017
Minister of Health and Medical Education
In office
15 August 2013 – 3 January 2019
PresidentHassan Rouhani
Preceded byHassan Tarighat Monfared
Succeeded bySaeed Namaki
Personal details
Seyyed Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi

(1959-03-21) March 21, 1959 (age 60)
Fariman, Iran
Political partyIndependent[1]
Spouse(s)Leyli Kouchakzadeh[2]
RelativesAmir-Hossein Ghazizadeh Hashemi (cousin)
Ehsan Ghazizadeh Hashemi (cousin)
Alma materMashhad University of Medical Sciences
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
OccupationAssociate professor
CabinetRouhani Cabinet
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Branch/serviceJahad-e Sazandegi
Years of service1980–1984
UnitCombat engineering
Battles/warsIran-Iraq War

Seyyed Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi (Persian: سید حسن قاضی‌زاده هاشمی‎; born 21 March 1959)[3] is an Iranian ophthalmologist and associate professor of Tehran University of Medical Sciences,[3] who served as the Minister of Health and Medical Education from 2013 to 2019 in the administration of President Hassan Rouhani.[4]

He has previously served as advisor to former minister Mohammad Farhadi from 1997 to 2001 and Chancellor of the Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine.[4]

Ghazizadeh Hashemi is known as the designer of "Health evolution plan" (Persian: طرح تحول سلامت‎), also called “Rouhani-Care”,[5] a plan designed to reform Iran's Healthcare system by "granting the public fair access to healthcare, enhance equity, cover health costs and promote the quality of healthcare services that people receive".[6] He resigned on 28 December 2018 in protest to next year's medical budget. His resignation was accepted on 3 January 2019 by Rouhani.

Hashemi is also head of Noor Ophthalmology Complex, which he founded in 1993[7] and a co-founder of "Nooravaran Salamat Charity Foundation" (Persian: بنیاد خیریه نورآوران سلامت‎),[8] a philanthropic NGO which provides free healthcare and surgeries to people in deprived parts of Iran via mobile clinics.[9]



  1. ^ Political affiliation of Rouhani Cabinet members, Mehr News Agency
  2. ^ گفت و گوی متفاوت با وزیر بهداشت، درمان و آموزش پزشکی
  3. ^ a b c "Faculty of medicine / Academic staff / Dr Seyed Hasan Ghazizade Hashemi / Public information". Tehran University of Medical Sciences, School of Medicine. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Biography of proposed minister of health, medicare and medical education". Islamic Republic News Agency. May 8, 2013. Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Retrieved October 22, 2014.
  5. ^ "The best and worst of worlds: Tehran's public hospital wards". Guardian. January 28, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  6. ^ "Health Evolution Plan in the Islamic Republic of Iran". Ministry of Health. October 14, 2014. Archived from the original on December 24, 2014. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  7. ^ "Q&A: I Came, I Saw". The Business Year International Inc. Retrieved October 27, 2014.
  8. ^ "Introduction to Nooravaran Salamat Charity Foundation". Nooravaran Salamat Charity Foundation. Archived from the original on May 18, 2015. Retrieved March 27, 2015.
  9. ^ High prevalence of refractive errors in a rural population: 'Nooravaran Salamat' Mobile Eye Clinic experience. Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (Impact Factor: 1.95). 01/2013; 41 (7). DOI: 10.1111/ceo.12071

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