Majid Samii

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Majid Samii
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Born (1937-06-19) 19 June 1937 (age 79)
Tehran, Iran[1]
Citizenship Iran, Germany
Nationality Iran and Germany[2]
Fields Neurosurgery
Alma mater University of Mainz

Majid Samii (Persian: مجید سمیعی‎‎, born 19 June 1937[3]) is a distinguished German-Iranian[4][5] neurosurgeon and medical scientist.[6]

Biography[edit]

Professor Majid Samii was born in Tehran, Iran on 19 June 1937.[1] After having completed his high school education in Iran, he moved to Germany, where he started his medical study at the University of Mainz.[7]

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.[8]

Madjid Samii received the "World Physician" award by the north German city of Hannover. 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 Hannover 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 the Otto-von-Guericke-University.

In 2007, he received the "Friendship Award", from the Prime minister of China for his contribution to the medical progress of the country.[9]

In 2014, Professor Samii was named world top neurosurgeon and garnered Golden Neuron Award by World Academy of Neurological Surgery. He had earlier received the 2014 Leibniz Ring Prize in Berlin.[10][11]

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

Present duties[12][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

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Super User. "Biography". professormadjidsamii.com. 
  2. ^ "Complete CV - Professor Madjid Samii". Retrieved 27 January 2016. Nationality: Iranian and German 
  3. ^ "Biography". Professor Madjid Samii - official website. Retrieved 27 January 2016. Professor Madjid Samii was born in 19 June 1937 (...) 
  4. ^ "Complete CV - Professor Madjid Samii". Retrieved 27 January 2016. Nationality: Iranian and German 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "Iran starts building Mideast largest oncology center in Rasht". payvand.com. 
  7. ^ "Biography". Professor Madjid Samii - official website. Retrieved 27 January 2016. 
  8. ^ EMN e.V. - News
  9. ^ China to Honor prominent Iranian Neurosurgeon
  10. ^ a b Burak YILDIRIM. "Golden Neuron Award Winners". worldacademyns.org. 
  11. ^ a b c "PressTV-Iran scientist wins Golden Neuron Award". presstv.ir. 
  12. ^ "MASSIN". madjidsamiisociety.org. 
  13. ^ - World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies, List of Honorary Presidents, retrieved 30 September 2009
  14. ^ [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

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