Majid Samii

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Madjid Samii
Madjid Sami at Uskudar University NPİstanbul Brain Hospital.jpg
Born (1937-06-19) 19 June 1937 (age 82)
Alma materUniversity of Mainz
Spouse(s)Mahshid Samii (m. 1961)[2]
ChildrenAmir and Amireh
AwardsRudolf Frey Award (2000)[3]
Paul C. Bucy Award (2003)
Avicenna Award (2006)
INC Award (2006)
Iranian Science and Culture Hall of Fame (2006)
Leibniz-Ring-Hannover Award (2013)
WIPO Award (World Intellectual Property Organization) (2014)
Golden Neuron Award (2014)
Khwarizmi International Award (2014)
Scientific career
InfluencedRicardo Ramina

Majid Samii (Persian: مجید سمیعی‎, born 19 June 1937[4]) is a distinguished Iranian[5][6] neurosurgeon and medical scientist.[7]


Samii was born in Tehran, Iran on 19 June 1937.[1] He is of Gilak origin, and his family hails from Gilan. He moved back to Rasht, Iran for a short period in order to improve his Gilaki. After having completed his high school education in Iran, he moved to Germany, where he started his medical studies at the University of Mainz.[8]

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.[9]

Samii received the "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 International Neuroscience Institute (INI), based in Hanover.

He is the president of the International Neuroscience Institute (INI).[10]

In 2007, he received the "Friendship Award", from the Prime minister of China for his contribution to the medical progress of the country.[11]

He had earlier received the 2014 Leibniz Ring Prize in Berlin.[12]

Samii speaking at the 5th Symposium of World Federation of Neurology, Milad Tower, Tehran

Present duties[13][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



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  2. ^ "عکس های خانوادگی و خصوصی پروفسور سمیعی در کنار همسر و دو فرزندش". 9 October 2016.
  3. ^ User, Super. "جوایز، مدالها و افتخارات".
  4. ^ "Biography". Professor Madjid Samii - official website. Retrieved 27 January 2016. Professor Madjid Samii was born in 19 June 1937 (...)
  5. ^ "Complete CV - Professor Madjid Samii". Retrieved 27 January 2016. Nationality: Iranian and German
  6. ^ "Professor Majid Samii named world top neurosurgeon". Press TV. Payvand. 10 December 2014. Retrieved 26 January 2016. The 70-year-old scientist Professor Samii is known as Iranian-German neurosurgeon that has been the president of the International Society for Neurosurgery.
  7. ^ "Iran starts building Mideast largest oncology center in Rasht".
  8. ^ "Biography". Professor Madjid Samii - official website. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  9. ^ "EMN e.V. - News".
  10. ^ "Home - INI Hannover EN". Retrieved 2018-01-13.
  11. ^ "China to Honor prominent Iranian Neurosurgeon".
  12. ^ a b c "PressTV-Iran scientist wins Golden Neuron Award".
  13. ^ "MASSIN".
  14. ^ - World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, List of Honorary Presidents, retrieved 30 September 2009
  15. ^ 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
  16. ^ Burak YILDIRIM. "Golden Neuron Award Winners".
  17. ^ ÜNİVERSİTESİ, ÜSKÜDAR. "Üsküdar University's Honorary Doctorate Ceremony to World-Famous Neurosurgeon Prof. Madjid Samii".

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